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US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the final rule certifying NuScale Power's small modular reactor, making it the seventh reactor design - and the first SMR - to be cleared by the regulator for use in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 23 January 2023


Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Terms of Reference have been signed and published between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation for a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two organisations. They plan to share best practice and experience around reviewing Advanced Modular Reactor and Small Modular Reactor technologies.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


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South Korean investment in X-energy

South Korean investment in X-energy

X-energy of the USA - developer of the Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled small modular reactor as well as TRISO advanced nuclear fuel - has announced a strategic investment of USD25 million from South Korea's DL E&C and Doosan Enerbility.

New Nuclear 17 January 2023


Poland's Respect Energy considers deploying French SMR design

Poland's Respect Energy considers deploying French SMR design

Polish renewable energy trader Respect Energy has signed an agreement with EDF to cooperate on the development of nuclear power projects in Poland based on France's Nuward small modular reactor technology.

New Nuclear 16 January 2023


Nebraska begins SMR siting study

Nebraska begins SMR siting study

Nebraska Public Power District - operator of the Cooper nuclear power plant - has begun the process to identify sites that have the potential to host small modular reactors after receiving state-allocated funding for the study.

New Nuclear 16 January 2023


Holtec claims SMR-160 can repurpose any coal-fired plant

Holtec claims SMR-160 can repurpose any coal-fired plant

Holtec International has applied for a patent for multi-stage compressors that would enable any coal-fired plant to be repurposed by replacing its coal-fired boiler with clean steam from the SMR-160 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 11 January 2023


Clean energy industries well positioned for growth in West Virginia: Bill Gates

Clean energy industries well positioned for growth in West Virginia: Bill Gates

The Microsoft co-founder and chair of TerraPower voiced his support for nuclear during a visit to a closed-down coal-fired power plant in the state, but said any decisions on future Natrium plants will depend on the performance of a demonstration plant in Wyoming.

Energy & Environment 11 January 2023


Japan, USA to cooperate on advanced reactor development

Japan, USA to cooperate on advanced reactor development

The two countries plan to work together on the development and construction of next-generation advanced reactors including small modular reactors, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said after meeting in Washington DC.

Nuclear Policies 10 January 2023


Further cost refinements announced for first US SMR plant

Further cost refinements announced for first US SMR plant

The approval of a new budgetary plan and an updated agreement on cost reimbursements for the USA's first power plant based on NuScale's small modular reactor technology is a key milestone for the Carbon Free Power Project, the company said.

New Nuclear 09 January 2023


NuScale marks SMR progress in USA, Romania

NuScale marks SMR progress in USA, Romania

NuScale Power Corporation has submitted an application for approval of its updated small modular reactor design to US nuclear regulators. The company has also signed a contract with Romania's RoPower Nuclear S.A. for front-end engineering and design work toward the deployment of a VOYGR-6 SMR power plant at Doicești.

New Nuclear 05 January 2023