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Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have commissioned Teesside University to undertake a study of the potential regional benefits and economic impacts of a proposed power plant in Hartlepool, UK, based on X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories have formed a joint venture - named Fusion Fuel Cycles Inc - aimed at developing and deploying deuterium-tritium fusion fuel cycle technologies.

Corporate 23 May 2024


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AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has appointed Canadian engineering firm AtkinsRéalis to deliver the detailed design of an isotope separation system to strengthen research into sustainable fusion delivery.

New Nuclear 21 May 2024


MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract to supply a further 12 outer vertical targets for the divertor to be used in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The Japanese company has already delivered six of the components.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024


SMRs cost-effective in hydrogen production, study finds

SMRs cost-effective in hydrogen production, study finds

Hydrogen can be produced for less than EUR3.50 (USD3.80) per kilogram using a combination of solid oxide electrolysis cells and small modular reactors, significantly cheaper than alternative methods, a new study led by Dutch nuclear energy development company ULC-Energy BV has concluded.

New Nuclear 17 May 2024


Swedish project to develop Gen IV nuclear power system

Swedish project to develop Gen IV nuclear power system

The Swedish Energy Agency has granted SEK50 million (USD4.7 million) for a project led by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg for the development of an entire Generation IV nuclear power system. The project also aims to rebuild national expertise in nuclear technology science.

New Nuclear 16 May 2024


Nuclear research to benefit from US supercomputer milestones

Nuclear research to benefit from US supercomputer milestones

Atomic Canyon has announced a new project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to use the Frontiers supercomputer to build a safe, efficient, open-source artificial intelligence model for the nuclear sector - and the Aurora supercomputer at the Argonne National Laboratory is confirmed to have surpassed the exascale threshold.

New Nuclear 16 May 2024


Tackling microplastics in Antarctica using nuclear tech - Chile and IAEA sign MoU

Tackling microplastics in Antarctica using nuclear tech - Chile and IAEA sign MoU

The International Atomic Energy Agency's NUTEC Plastics initiative uses nuclear and isotopic techniques to produce data on marine microplastics distribution and fight plastic pollution - it is one of the areas covered by Chile's new cooperation agreements with the agency.

Energy & Environment 03 May 2024


STEP components to undergo testing in Czech research reactor

STEP components to undergo testing in Czech research reactor

High temperature superconducting tapes for use in the UK's prototype fusion power plant will be tested in a Czech research reactor following the signing of an agreement between the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Research Centre Řež.

New Nuclear 02 May 2024


UK's National Physical Laboratory and CERN sign MoU

UK's National Physical Laboratory and CERN sign MoU

The memorandum of understanding will see the UK's National Physical Laboratory joining CERN's neutron time-of-flight facility with studies aiming to benefit advanced nuclear reactors, fuel cycles and nuclear fusion.

Corporate 01 May 2024