Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has launched its FLEX molten salt reactor that, through flexible operation and the use of thermal storage technology, can support intermittent renewable energy through its rapid responsiveness to changes in demand.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


RoPower to repower coal plant with small reactors

RoPower to repower coal plant with small reactors

RoPower Nuclear is the name of the company that will develop Romania's first small modular reactor project. The joint venture of Nova Power & Gas and the national nuclear firm Nuclearelectrica, was announced on 27 September with encouragement from the Romanian government.

New Nuclear 28 September 2022


Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, initiating a pre-licensing vendor design review of its eVinci microreactor design.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2022


Podcast: What nuclear industry says is needed to meet surging energy demand

Podcast: What nuclear industry says is needed to meet surging energy demand

Harmonisation of regulation, new financing options and proper pricing for nuclear energy were among the priorities raised at World Nuclear Symposium by senior industry figures as they considered the challenge of meeting the surging demand for new nuclear energy, and especially small modular reactors.

Perspectives 01 October 2022


US Air Force issues RFP for microreactor project

US Air Force issues RFP for microreactor project

The US Department of the Air Force, in partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, has issued a request for proposal for a microreactor to be built at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

New Nuclear 28 September 2022


South Korea announces supercritical CO2 collaboration

South Korea announces supercritical CO2 collaboration

Five Korean organisations have signed agreements on commercialisation of supercritical CO2 power generation technology through which they intend to establish and demonstrate a test facility and infrastructure, and to develop the technology for a supercritical CO2 power generation system for small modular reactor-based power generation.

Corporate 26 September 2022


SaskPower selects two potential sites for SMR deployment

SaskPower selects two potential sites for SMR deployment

Canadian utility SaskPower has identified two areas in the province of Saskatchewan - Estevan and Elbow - for further study to determine the feasibility of hosting a small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 21 September 2022


Oklo Inc progressing towards licence application

Oklo Inc progressing towards licence application

The California-based company has submitted a Licensing Project Plan to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlining Oklo's proposed engagement to support future licensing activities.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2022


IAEA assesses Romania's SMR site selection process

IAEA assesses Romania's SMR site selection process

The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted its first ever Site and External Events Design mission to look into site selection for a small modular reactor. The three-day mission to Romania was conducted last month at the request of Nuclearelectrica.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2022


Fermi Energia requests bids from three SMR vendors

Fermi Energia requests bids from three SMR vendors

Estonia's Fermi Energia has said it will accept tenders from three small modular reactor developers: GE Hitachi, NuScale and Rolls-Royce. The company said bids with comprehensive technical documentation needed to estimate the construction cost are expected by December, and the technology selection will be made in February 2023.

New Nuclear 15 September 2022