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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


Westinghouse and Hyundai to cooperate on AP1000

Westinghouse and Hyundai to cooperate on AP1000

Westinghouse Electric Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly participate in global AP1000 plant opportunities.

Corporate 25 May 2022


Nuclearelectrica and NuScale sign MoU, site chosen for SMR

Nuclearelectrica and NuScale sign MoU, site chosen for SMR

The Memorandum of Understanding means that NuScale, Nuclearelectrica and E-INFRA will carry out engineering studies, technical analyses and licensing activities for the site of a former thermal power plant at DoiceČ™ti, the location selected for Romania's first small modular reactor. 

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

More than 30 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium has been removed from three Japanese research sites and sent to the USA for downblending or disposal, the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2022


Palisades bows out after record operation run

Palisades bows out after record operation run

The single-unit nuclear power plant in Michigan was permanently shut down on 20 May - slightly earlier than planned - after more than 50 years in operation.

Corporate 23 May 2022


Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

There is strong local and statewide support for extending the operations of California's only operating nuclear power plant - and the state's largest source of carbon-free generation - a newly released poll has found.

Energy & Environment 20 May 2022


Contracts to demo novel space propulsion technologies

Contracts to demo novel space propulsion technologies

The US Defense Innovation Unit has awarded contracts to Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies and Avalanche Energy to demonstrate the next generation of nuclear propulsion and power capability for small spacecraft.

New Nuclear 18 May 2022


Korean conglomerate to cooperate with TerraPower

Korean conglomerate to cooperate with TerraPower

South Korea's SK Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TerraPower of the USA to jointly develop "next-generational technologies" needed for small modular reactors.

Corporate 17 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