Small Modular Reactors rss

L3 MAPPS, Terrestrial team for IMSR simulation

New Nuclear

20 July 2018

L3 MAPPS-Terrestrial Energy - July 2018 - 48Canada's L3 MAPPS and Terrestrial Energy have signed an agreement to develop real-time simulation for Terrestrial's Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). Terrestrial aims to commercialise the modular reactor design - which can produce 400 MWt (190 MWe) of energy - in the 2020s.

Moltex partners in New Brunswick SMR project

New Nuclear

16 July 2018

Stable salt reactor - 48UK-based Moltex Energy will build a demonstration SSR-W (Stable Salt Reactor - Wasteburner) at the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant site in Canada under an agreement signed with the New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation and NB Power. Moltex becomes the second partner in a nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development of small modular reactor technology in the Canadian province.

First partner announced for New Brunswick SMR project

New Nuclear

10 July 2018

NB_SMR_partnership_July18_(NB)-48The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation yesterday announced Advanced Reactor Concepts as its first partner in a nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development of small modular reactor technology in the Canadian province.

GEH receives federal funds for BWRX-300 development

New Nuclear

17 July 2018

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is to receive USD1.9 million in funding from the US Department of Energy to lead research into ways to efficiently building a power plant based on GE Hitachi's BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The research team includes Bechtel, Exelon, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Funding for US advanced nuclear technology projects

Nuclear Policies

11 July 2018

The US Department of Energy has selected nine projects to receive almost USD20 million in funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. These awards are the second group selected under a DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's funding opportunity for cost-shared projects to develop innovative, industry-driven reactor designs and accompanying technologies with high potential to advance nuclear power in the USA.

US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

Waste and Recycling

22 June 2018

The US Senate has approved a proposal for a USD15 million pilot programme to recycle used naval nuclear fuel for use as fuel in advanced nuclear reactors. The proposal - an amendment to the fiscal 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill - was adopted by the full Senate by 87 votes to 9.