Podcast: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle

01 June 2023

A special report from the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle international forum with key industry figures' views on the current challenges - and the opportunities ahead.



The World Nuclear Fuel Cycle international forum is co-organised by the Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association. The conference is focused on the commercial nuclear fuel cycle and the economic competitiveness of nuclear energy, so, as you'd expect, the programme is firmly based around the issues that are of significance in the fuel marketplace. That's certainly a complex and challenging place right now, as Claire Maden reports, pulling together the main moments from this year's gathering, which took place in April in the Netherlands.

Those featuring, in order of appearance, include: Urenco CEO Boris Schucht; NEI President Maria Korsnick; World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León; UxC President Jonathan Hinze; Cameco Executive Vice-President and CFO Grant Isaac; Energy Fuels Vice President Marketing and Corporate Development Curtis Moore; NexGen Energy Vice President for Environment, Permitting and Licensing Luke Moger; Westinghouse Senior Product Manager Nick Bachmann; manager of nuclear fuel procurement at Dominion Energy, Tom Brookmire and Urenco Head of Sales Kirk Schnoebelen.

Also in this edition of the World Nuclear News podcast: There has been a dramatic fall in the price of electricity in Finland over the past six months. Can that be linked to Olkiluoto 3's recent move into commercial operation? World Nuclear Association's Alec Mitchell crunches the numbers and explains the price fluctuation.

Plus - the past month has seen the unveiling of Westinghouse's proposed AP300 small modular reactor. Warwick Pipe reports on the launch and the back-story to the latest SMR contender.

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