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Regulatory changes needed for new nuclear for maritime

Regulatory changes needed for new nuclear for maritime

Nuclear will be needed to help decarbonise the shipping industry - whether by having nuclear-powered ships or using nuclear to produce alternative fuels - a conference organised by Core Power has heard. However, speakers noted that regulatory issues must be resolved before this can happen.

Energy & Environment 21 September 2023


Nuclear industry ready to help end-users cut emissions

Nuclear industry ready to help end-users cut emissions

The nuclear industry has the solutions to assist end-users - from the shipping industry to data centres - in reducing their carbon emissions and meeting their decarbonisation goals, panellists at World Nuclear Symposium 2023 said.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2023


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BWXT to begin work on cislunar nuclear rocket engine and fuel

BWXT to begin work on cislunar nuclear rocket engine and fuel

The USA's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has finalised an agreement with Lockheed Martin to begin work on the fabrication and design of an experimental nuclear thermal rocket and its engine. BWX Technologies, one of Lockheed Martin's partners in the effort, will develop the nuclear reactor and fabricate the HALEU fuel.

New Nuclear 26 July 2023


Studies explore use of nuclear propulsion in shipping

Studies explore use of nuclear propulsion in shipping

A study commissioned by the American Bureau of Shipping has explored the potential of advanced nuclear reactor technology for commercial marine propulsion, whilst a study led by UK-based innovative reactor developer Newcleo will consider the feasibility of nuclear applications to the shipping industry, including the firm's small modular lead-cooled fast reactor technology.

Energy & Environment 25 July 2023


CEA feasibility studies on nuclear propulsion in space

CEA feasibility studies on nuclear propulsion in space

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission is conducting two feasibility studies on nuclear propulsion for the European Space Agency, which could pave the way for missions to Mars and beyond.

New Nuclear 22 June 2023


UK-US partnership for nuclear fusion rockets

UK-US partnership for nuclear fusion rockets

UK clean space propulsion systems and services company Pulsar Fusion has formed a partnership with USA-based Princeton Satellite Systems to use artificial intelligence to design a hyper-fast space rocket capable of reaching Mars in only 30 days.

New Nuclear 13 June 2023


Year-round navigation of eastern part of Northern Sea Route planned for 2024

Year-round navigation of eastern part of Northern Sea Route planned for 2024

Russia's plans to rapidly expand the Northern Sea Route will ultimately need up to 100 Arctic-class vessels and 15 floating power units, and a "truly historic decision" had been taken "to launch year-round navigation in the eastern part of the Northern Sea Route early next year", according to Rosatom's director general.

New Nuclear 18 May 2023


Space propulsion fuel particle in TRISO testing 'first'

Space propulsion fuel particle in TRISO testing 'first'

A coated particle fuel for nuclear thermal propulsion applications, fabricated by TRISO-X LLC, has undergone testing in extreme conditions representing those experienced in space.

Uranium & Fuel 15 March 2023


AUKUS moves to next phase

AUKUS moves to next phase

The leaders of Australia, the UK and the USA have outlined the phased approach through which Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines through the Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) enhanced security partnership.

Nuclear Policies 14 March 2023


Welsh university to develop space nuclear propulsion system

Welsh university to develop space nuclear propulsion system

Bangor University in Wales will develop a nuclear thermal fuel system to support deep space exploration with funding provided by the UK Space Agency. It is one of eight projects receiving a total of GBP1.6 million (USD1.9 million) in funding through the agency's Enabling Space Exploration fund.

New Nuclear 07 March 2023