Related Topic: Canada

Canada agrees to participate in ITER fusion project

Canada agrees to participate in ITER fusion project

After leaving the Iter project in 2003, Canada has now signed a cooperation agreement with the ITER Organisation for the transfer of Canadian-supplied tritium, and tritium-related equipment and technology. The agreement follows the signing in April 2018 of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how Canada could participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

New Nuclear 21 October 2020


Canadian government invests in SMR technology

Canadian government invests in SMR technology

The Canadian government is investing CAD20 million (USD15 million) of federal funds to accelerate development of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor power plant. Small modular reactors are expected to play a key role in the country's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and in providing economic benefits as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Nuclear 16 October 2020


NWMO secures more land for repository studies

NWMO secures more land for repository studies

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has shared a map showing the potential deep geological repository site in South Bruce, Ontario. The organisation has now secured just over 1500 acres (600 hectares) of land to conduct its studies.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2020


Bruce Power to help explore use of eVinci in Canada

Bruce Power to help explore use of eVinci in Canada

Bruce Power and Westinghouse Electric Company have agreed to pursue applications of Westinghouse's eVinci micro reactor programme within Canada. The companies said the agreement supports efforts by the federal and provincial governments to study applications for nuclear technology to reach their goal of a Net Zero Canada by 2050.

New Nuclear 12 October 2020


Green Ribbon Panel provides roadmap for policymakers

Green Ribbon Panel provides roadmap for policymakers

The Green Ribbon Panel, a group of Canadian environmental and economic leaders, has published a roadmap for provincial and federal policymakers, which includes recommendations on how to meet Canada's greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2020


OPG advances towards SMR deployment

OPG advances towards SMR deployment

Ontario Power Generation has today announced plans to pave the way for the deployment of small modular reactors by advancing engineering and design work with three developers of grid-scale SMRs: GE Hitachi, Terrestrial Energy and X-energy. At the same time, GEH has entered into MoUs with five Canadian companies to set up a supply chain for its SMR.

New Nuclear 06 October 2020


Terrestrial Energy, L3Harris to develop simulator for IMSR

Terrestrial Energy, L3Harris to develop simulator for IMSR

L3Harris Technologies is to develop an engineering and operator training simulator for Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor under a newly announced contract. The simulator will support engineering activities and, subsequently, operator training as development of IMSR moves to licensing and construction prior to plant commissioning, Terrestrial said.

New Nuclear 30 September 2020


Canadian firms make progress with radioisotope production

Canadian firms make progress with radioisotope production

Ontario Power Generation, its subsidiary Laurentis Energy Partners, BWXT ITG Canada Inc and its affiliates yesterday said they are making "significant progress" towards the production of molybdenum-99 at OPG's Darlington plant. Darlington will be the first large-scale nuclear power station to produce the medical radioisotope, they said.

Regulation & Safety 25 September 2020


Canadian project to focus on recycling of heavy water

Canadian project to focus on recycling of heavy water

Ontario Power Generation's Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability has announced a collaboration agreement between Laurentis Energy Partners and BWXT Canada to develop technology that will assist in the recycling of heavy water at OPG's nuclear facilities. Canada's Candu pressurised heavy water reactors use unenriched, or "natural", uranium oxide fuel and heavy water as both the moderator to slow down neutrons in the reactor's core and as the reactor coolant.

Waste & Recycling 21 September 2020


CNL to help develop IMSR fuel monitoring technology

CNL to help develop IMSR fuel monitoring technology

Terrestrial Energy and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories are to collaborate on a programme of work evaluating safeguards related to the operation of Terrestrial's Integral Molten Salt Reactor. The work will involve developing and testing techniques to track the behaviour of the proposed liquid fuel that would be used in Terrestrial's IMSR design.

New Nuclear 16 September 2020