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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


Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

A demonstration project for the deep underground exploration of hydrothermal uranium deposits in southern China recently passed a national acceptance check. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have developed an innovative method of pre-enriching uranium in seawater by membrane filtration.

Uranium & Fuel 26 May 2022


Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has designed and built a remotely-operated robotic tool to investigate debris in a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 25 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


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


Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

There is renewed interest in nuclear power from a decarbonisation and energy security perspective, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said while announcing progress in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the period FY2021-FY2023. The company said it will continue supporting the restart of Japan's reactors while developing small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

Corporate 12 May 2022


Nuclear vessel 'could be floating charging station for electric cruise ships'

Nuclear vessel 'could be floating charging station for electric cruise ships'

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has launched the design concept for a replenishment, research and rescue vessel - referred to as Thor - that will feature a thorium molten salt reactor. It says the ship could be used as a mobile power/charging station for a new breed of battery-driven cruise ships.

New Nuclear 29 April 2022


USA funds nuclear-coupled carbon capture studies

USA funds nuclear-coupled carbon capture studies

The US Department of Energy has awarded nearly USD5 million to two separate cost-shared projects that aim to study the use of direct air capture technology at nuclear power plants. The studies - one led by Constellation at its Byron plant, and the other led by Battelle Memorial Institute at Southern Company's Farley plant - ultimately aim to leverage the plants' carbon-free energy to remove CO2 from ambient air.

Energy & Environment 21 April 2022


First phase of Hinkley Point C cloud migration complete

First phase of Hinkley Point C cloud migration complete

Microsoft solutions provider Avanade has completed the first phase of a project to bring state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure to EDF's Hinkley Point C, providing a secure cloud platform to support the construction of the UK's first nuclear power plant to be built in over 20 years. Additional applications will be migrated in future phases.

Corporate 13 April 2022