Related Topic: Small Modular Reactors

TVA and University of Tennessee agree SMR collaboration

TVA and University of Tennessee agree SMR collaboration

The Tennessee Valley Authority is to collaborate with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to evaluate the development of a new generation of advanced nuclear reactors at TVA's Clinch River site. TVA has an early site permit from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for two or more small modular reactors at the site but has not yet taken a decision to build.

New Nuclear 09 April 2020


IAEA launches project to examine economics of SMRs

IAEA launches project to examine economics of SMRs

The International Atomic Energy Agency is launching a three-year Coordinated Research Project focused on the economics of small modular reactors (SMRs). The project will provide Member States with an economic appraisal framework for the development and deployment of such reactors.

New Nuclear 26 March 2020


Key components of second HTR-PM reactor connected

Key components of second HTR-PM reactor connected

The reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and hot gas duct of the second reactor at China's demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) have been successfully paired and connected, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

New Nuclear 25 March 2020


Turkish utility to cooperate with Rolls-Royce in SMRs

Turkish utility to cooperate with Rolls-Royce in SMRs

Turkey's state-owned EUAS International ICC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Rolls-Royce to evaluate the technical, economical and legal applicability of small modular reactors. In addition, they will consider the possibility of joint production of such reactors.

New Nuclear 20 March 2020


Vattenfall involved in Estonian study on SMRs

Vattenfall involved in Estonian study on SMRs

Swedish utility Vattenfall is participating in a study on the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia. In January, Estonia's Fermi Energia signed Memoranda of Understanding with Finnish power company Fortum and Belgian engineering firm Tractebel to cooperate on the study.

New Nuclear 19 March 2020


Oklo submits first advanced reactor licence application

Oklo submits first advanced reactor licence application

California-based Oklo Inc has submitted a combined licence application for its Aurora "powerhouse" to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This is the first COLA to be submitted using a new application structure for advanced fission technologies and the first privately funded application for a commercial advanced reactor.

Regulation & Safety 18 March 2020


BWXT to produce TRISO fuel for 3D-printed reactor

BWXT to produce TRISO fuel for 3D-printed reactor

BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc has been awarded a contract from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to manufacture TRISO nuclear fuel to support the continued development of the Transformational Challenge Reactor . The TCR project aims to build an additively manufactured microreactor, with a demonstration unit planned to be operational by 2023.

New Nuclear 12 March 2020


US Defense Department awards microreactor contracts

US Defense Department awards microreactor contracts

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded contracts to BWX Technologies Inc, Westinghouse Government Services and X-energy LLC to each begin design work on a mobile nuclear reactor prototype. The engineering design phase of the project will last up to two years, after which one of the three teams may be selected to build and demonstrate a prototype reactor.

New Nuclear 10 March 2020


US Defense Department invites comment on microreactor

US Defense Department invites comment on microreactor

The US Department of Defense is seeking public comment on a proposal to construct and demonstrate a prototype advanced mobile nuclear microreactor to support its domestic and operational energy demands. This is expected to be a small advanced gas reactor using high-assay low enriched uranium tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel and air cooling.

New Nuclear 03 March 2020


Canadian partnership announces SMR fuel research

Canadian partnership announces SMR fuel research

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has agreed to collaborate with USNC-Power, a subsidiary of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), on research in support of USNC's Micro Modular Reactor. The project will also include preliminary activities to explore the feasibility of siting a manufacturing facility for USNC's fuel at CNL's Chalk River campus.
 

New Nuclear 27 February 2020