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KAERI, LG Innotek to cooperate on nuclear batteries

KAERI, LG Innotek to cooperate on nuclear batteries

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and South Korean electronic component manufacturing firm LG Innotek have agreed to cooperate in the development of thermoelectric technology for nuclear batteries used in the space and defence sectors.

New Nuclear 08 July 2024


Research institute for SMR-powered ships launched

Research institute for SMR-powered ships launched

South Korea's Mokpo National University has opened the world's first SMR Ship Research Institute, aiming to develop a global hub for SMR ship research and education. The move comes as Lloyd's Register says the rise of small modular reactors points to a step change for nuclear applications in shipping if regulatory hurdles can be overcome.

New Nuclear 05 July 2024


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Korean city to study feasibility of i-SMR deployment

Korean city to study feasibility of i-SMR deployment

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with Daegu Metropolitan City for the construction of a small modular reactor power plant at a high-tech industrial complex near Daegu-Gyeongbuk New Airport.

New Nuclear 03 July 2024


Simulator launched for development of Korea's i-SMR

Simulator launched for development of Korea's i-SMR

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced it has built an initial version of a simulator at the KHNP Central Research Institute to verify the operational suitability of the Innovative Small Modular Reactor.

New Nuclear 01 July 2024


South Korea plans SMR industrial complex

South Korea plans SMR industrial complex

President Yoon Suk Yeol has announced plans to create a small modular reactor industrial hub in the city of Gyeongju in the southeastern corner of South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province. The government also aims to establish a hub for the hydrogen industry in the province.

Nuclear Policies 20 June 2024


ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor aims for "a scientifically and technically robust initial phase of operations, including deuterium-deuterium fusion operation in 2035 followed by full magnetic energy and plasma current operation".

New Nuclear 20 June 2024


South Korea seeks site for underground research facility

South Korea seeks site for underground research facility

A call for proposals has been released by South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency for candidate sites to host an underground laboratory for research into high-level radioactive waste disposal.

Waste & Recycling 18 June 2024


Verdict on EDF and KHNP bids being considered by Czech government 

Verdict on EDF and KHNP bids being considered by Czech government 

ČEZ has submitted to the Czech government its evaluation of the bids received from France's EDF and South Korea's Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power for the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Dukovany.

New Nuclear 17 June 2024


Works begins on Romania's tritium removal facility

Works begins on Romania's tritium removal facility

Nuclearelectrica and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power have held a ceremony to mark the start of work on what will become Europe's first tritium removal facility, at Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 11 June 2024


New nuclear included in draft Korean energy plan

New nuclear included in draft Korean energy plan

South Korea could construct up to three large new nuclear power reactors as well as a small modular reactor by 2038, according to a draft long-term energy plan released by the country's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

Nuclear Policies 31 May 2024