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DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

DOE launches national lab decarbonisation initiative

Idaho National Laboratory has been selected as one of four national laboratories to take part in a USD38 million decarbonisation initiative. The Department of Energy's Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative will lay the foundation for net-zero solutions that can be replicated at facilities across DOE, as well as federal government, state and local governments.

Energy & Environment 26 May 2022


Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

A demonstration project for the deep underground exploration of hydrothermal uranium deposits in southern China recently passed a national acceptance check. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have developed an innovative method of pre-enriching uranium in seawater by membrane filtration.

Uranium & Fuel 26 May 2022


Belgium government allocates funding for SMR research

Belgium government allocates funding for SMR research

Belgium's SCK-CEN nuclear research centre will receive a budget of EUR100 million (USD107 million) from the federal government to conduct research into small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


MIT expands fusion collaboration

MIT expands fusion collaboration

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Science and Fusion Center is to expand its fusion energy research and education activities under a new five-year agreement with its spinout company Commonwealth Fusion Systems.

New Nuclear 17 May 2022


Final environmental impact statement for US Versatile Test Reactor

Final environmental impact statement for US Versatile Test Reactor

Idaho National Laboratory has been identified as the preferred site for the construction and operation of the sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor in the Final Environmental Impact Statement released by the US Department of Energy.

New Nuclear 16 May 2022


First tests under way at new US liquid metal facility

First tests under way at new US liquid metal facility

Oklo Inc has become the first developer to run tests at Argonne National Laboratory's new Thermal Hydraulic Experimental Test Article capability. The tests will support the licensing of liquid metal fast reactor designs.

New Nuclear 12 May 2022


US cislunar nuclear rocket project proceeds to next stage

US cislunar nuclear rocket project proceeds to next stage

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals for Phases 2 and 3 of its Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations programme, which aims to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion system in orbit in fiscal year 2026.

New Nuclear 10 May 2022


Nuclear vessel 'could be floating charging station for electric cruise ships'

Nuclear vessel 'could be floating charging station for electric cruise ships'

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has launched the design concept for a replenishment, research and rescue vessel - referred to as Thor - that will feature a thorium molten salt reactor. It says the ship could be used as a mobile power/charging station for a new breed of battery-driven cruise ships.

New Nuclear 29 April 2022


JAEA, MHI team up for HTTR hydrogen project

JAEA, MHI team up for HTTR hydrogen project

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will establish a demonstration hydrogen production project at the High-Temperature Test Reactor in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture.

Corporate 25 April 2022


Novel method cuts isotope production waste

Novel method cuts isotope production waste

A new method to extract molybdenum-99 from low-enriched uranium targets, developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich, could significantly reduce the radioactive waste produced during the production of the isotope. Mo-99 is the precursor for medical radioisotope technetium-99m, used in more than 85% of all nuclear medicine diagnostic examinations.

Waste & Recycling 01 April 2022