Small Modular Reactors rss

Xe-100 HTGR moves to conceptual design

New Nuclear

17 March 2017

Pebble_fuel_prototype_(X-energy-ORNL)-48X-energy yesterday announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor, following a review of the company's readiness by an external panel of industry experts.

Executives test young talent in British-French contest

Other News

17 March 2017

Spark 2017 - Jean-Jacques Gautrot - 48Nuclear industry leaders from the UK and France gathered in London this week to encourage students and young professionals to showcase their talents in science, technology, engineering and maths, collectively known as STEM subjects. The workshop for the Spark! Contest, held at the French embassy on 13 March, included a jury of 15 executives and 15 teams of finalists.

U-Battery begins Canadian pre-licensing process

Regulation and Safety

03 March 2017

The U-Battery consortium, led by Urenco, has registered its micro-modular reactor technology for pre-licensing vendor design review with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

Feasibility study for Saudi Arabian HTGR project

New Nuclear

17 March 2017

CNEC-KACARE March 2017 - 48China and Saudi Arabia have signed a cooperation agreement for a joint study on the feasibility of constructing high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) in the Middle Eastern country.

Vendors team up on SMR commercialisation

New Nuclear

13 March 2017

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Advanced Reactor Concepts have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development and licensing of a small modular reactor. Each company has so far been developing its own sodium-cooled fast reactor models.

UK businesses plan for global SMR market

Nuclear Policies

02 March 2017

The UK could realise long-term strategic benefits from taking a leading role in the development of small modular reactors, delegates were told at a Nuclear Industry Association conference in London this week. The country could harness SMRs to help it meet its own energy needs, but could also compete in the global market for the technology, they said.