Related Topic: Uranium Enrichment

New realities for uranium enrichment

New realities for uranium enrichment

Society - and the nuclear industry - are today facing a new reality: the reality of asking ourselves about energy security and energy independence. So said John-Paul Jones, head of commercial and market intelligence at Urenco, at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022.

Waste & Recycling 29 April 2022


Certainty of demand key to HALEU supply, says Orano

Certainty of demand key to HALEU supply, says Orano

Ensuring a steady demand for high-assay low-enriched uranium is one of the two main challenges to achieving sustainable production of the material, Orano has said in response to a US Department of Energy request for information.

Uranium & Fuel 15 March 2022


Equipment for deconversion arrives at Zheleznogorsk

Equipment for deconversion arrives at Zheleznogorsk

The first equipment has arrived at a deconversion plant being built by Russia's Rosatom and France's Orano in eastern Siberia. The plant is part of a long-term project to manage and make use of depleted uranium stocks in Russia.

Waste & Recycling 23 December 2021


USA builds HALEU supply chain

USA builds HALEU supply chain

The US Department of Energy is asking the public for its input on plans to create a new programme to assure the availability of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel - needed for the demonstration and commercial deployment of advanced reactors - in the USA. Meanwhile, Centrus is working with Clean Core Thorium Energy on advanced fuel using HALEU and thorium.

Uranium & Fuel 15 December 2021


Former US enrichment site ready for redevelopment

Former US enrichment site ready for redevelopment

The former Centrifuge Complex site at Oak Ridge in Tennessee is now ready for industrial development. The complex was one of the final collections of buildings to be demolished last year as workers completed the first-ever cleanup of a former uranium enrichment complex. The footprint of the former facility is earmarked for the construction of a proposed regional airport at the East Tennessee Technology Park.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2021


Q&A: Orano Conversion & Enrichment CEO Jacques Peythieu

Q&A: Orano Conversion & Enrichment CEO Jacques Peythieu

Jacques Peythieu, Chief Executive Officer of Orano Conversion & Enrichment, discusses the company's recovery from the impacts of the pandemic and industrial action, 2020 results, production ramp up at its Philippe Coste plant in France, and possible transformation of the conversion market due to the recently announced restart of Honeywell's conversion plant at Metropolis in the USA. He also assesses the prospects of enrichment market and the expected requirements for HALEU, as well as potential hurdles to supply capabilities or transportation of this material. A multinational nuclear fuel cycle company headquartered in Hauts-de-Seine, France, Orano has an order book worth EUR26 billion (USD31 billion).

Perspectives 31 August 2021


IAEA warns of further nuclear deal violations by Iran

IAEA warns of further nuclear deal violations by Iran

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has informed the agency's Board of Governors that Iran intends to use indigenously-produced uranium enriched up to 20% U-235 in the manufacture of fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor, an IAEA spokesperson told World Nuclear News today. In doing so, as part of a multi-stage process, Iran will also produce uranium metal enriched up to 20% U-235.

Regulation & Safety 07 July 2021


Centrus receives licence for HALEU production

Centrus receives licence for HALEU production

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a licence amendment that will allow Centrus Energy Corp to produce high-assay, low-enriched uranium at its Piketon enrichment facility. Centrus expects to begin demonstrating HALEU production at the facility in Ohio early next year.

Uranium & Fuel 15 June 2021


Centrus sees strong growth in nuclear fuel sales

Centrus sees strong growth in nuclear fuel sales

US nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus Energy Corporation today announced it has secured new nuclear fuel sales contracts and commitments valued at about USD225 million over the past 12 months. This, the company said, was the strongest period for new sales since 2015.

Corporate 17 May 2021


Iran begins enriching uranium to 60%

Iran begins enriching uranium to 60%

Iran on 17 April began enriching uranium up to 60%, after previously notifying the International Atomic Energy Agency of its intention to do so. Enrichment to 60% uranium-235 is being carried out in two cascades of IR-4 and IR-6 centrifuges at the Natanz facility.

Regulation & Safety 19 April 2021