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Canadian provinces complete SMR study

Canadian provinces complete SMR study

A study into the feasibility of the development and deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, prepared at the request of the leaders of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan, has concluded the development of SMRs would support domestic energy needs, curb greenhouse gas emissions and position Canada as a global leader in this emerging technology. The province of Alberta has joined the three provinces as a signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on SMR development.

New Nuclear 15 April 2021


TRISO fuel made in Canada for first time

TRISO fuel made in Canada for first time

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has fabricated proprietary advanced fuel pellets for Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation's Micro Modular Reactor. This is the first time that a TRISO-based nuclear fuel has been manufactured in Canada.

Uranium & Fuel 14 April 2021


Cameco buoyed by global interest in nuclear

Cameco buoyed by global interest in nuclear

Canadian uranium producer Cameco is "bullish about the future" thanks to growing interest from around the world in nuclear energy as a reliable, sustainable and low-carbon source of electricity, President and CEO Tim Gitzel said today during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association.

Corporate 13 April 2021


Canadian uranium mine and mill to resume operation

Canadian uranium mine and mill to resume operation

Cameco has announced plans to restart production later this month at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, which was suspended in December last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Orano Canada said it will resume production at its McClean Lake uranium mill, where ore from Cigar Lake is processed.

Uranium & Fuel 12 April 2021


Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Study highlights benefits of SMRs to Canadian industries

Small modular reactors are well-equipped to drive cost-efficient decarbonisation of Canada's heavy industries, research conducted by EnviroEconomics and Navius Research on behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Association has concluded. The research studied the economic and climate implications of employing SMRs in Canada's high-emitting industrial sectors.

New Nuclear 01 April 2021


Bruce commits to net-zero operations by 2027

Bruce commits to net-zero operations by 2027

Bruce Power has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its site operations by 2027, building on its previously announced NZ-2050 plan. The company says it is the first nuclear operator in North America to announce such an ambitious commitment.

Corporate 31 March 2021


Canadian partnership to explore nuclear fuel recycling

Canadian partnership to explore nuclear fuel recycling

Ontario Power Generation's Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability and Moltex Energy are to collaborate on a project to demonstrate the technical viability of recycling used fuel from Candu reactors. OPG is providing CAD1 million (USD800,000) in funding for the project.

Waste & Recycling 31 March 2021


Canadian government invests in SMR project

Canadian government invests in SMR project

The Canadian government has announced investments totalling just over CAD56 million (USD45 million) to support the development of small modular reactor research and technology in New Brunswick. The package includes an investment of CAD50.5 million in Moltex Energy Ltd to develop its 300 MW Stable Salt Reactor-Wasteburner. Meanwhile, a new report has underlined the potential economic benefits from SMRs for Canadian provinces.

New Nuclear 18 March 2021


Canada's net-zero goals achievable, report finds

Canada's net-zero goals achievable, report finds

Achieving net-zero by 2050 for Canada is a "monumental but achievable" objective that will require an all-in commitment, according to a new blueprint issued by SNC-Lavalin. Investment in engineering solutions is needed in every area of low carbon energy production, while power grid reliability, resiliency and effectiveness is key to effectively support electrification of other economic sectors, it finds.

Energy & Environment 12 March 2021


Bruce Power marks first year of refurbishment project

Bruce Power marks first year of refurbishment project

Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project remains on track despite a two-month delay caused by the pandemic, the company said yesterday as it marked the first anniversary of the start of work at Bruce 6.

Corporate 24 February 2021