Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
KHNP, Centrus enhance cooperation in fuel supply

KHNP, Centrus enhance cooperation in fuel supply

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has signed a Letter of Intent with US nuclear fuel and services company Centrus Energy to ensure a stable supply of nuclear fuel. It follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two companies in April last year.

Uranium & Fuel 27 February 2024


Sweden moves to lift uranium mining ban

Sweden moves to lift uranium mining ban

Sweden's Climate and Environment Minister Romina Pourmokhtari has announced the launch of an investigation to abolish the country's ban on uranium mining. The move was welcomed by Australia-based Aura Energy, which hopes to extract uranium as a by-product from its 100%-owned Häggån polymetallic project in Sweden.

Uranium & Fuel 26 February 2024


Resource upgrades prompt revised Mulga Rock study

Resource upgrades prompt revised Mulga Rock study

Deep Yellow Ltd is to revise its definitive feasibility study for the Mulga Rock project in Western Australia after a 26% increase in uranium resources and a "substantial uplift" in critical mineral value at Mulga Rock East. The company is planning production in 2028.

Uranium & Fuel 26 February 2024


GLE laser enrichment on track for 2024 demonstration

GLE laser enrichment on track for 2024 demonstration

The owners of the Global Laser Enrichment joint venture have agreed to double project expenditures in 2024 to accelerate demonstration of the SILEX laser enrichment technology at its Test Loop pilot facility in the USA this year.

Uranium & Fuel 20 February 2024


Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 20 February 2024


GNF gets approval to manufacture higher enrichment fuel

GNF gets approval to manufacture higher enrichment fuel

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved GE Vernova's nuclear fuel business to manufacture, ship and analyse the performance of nuclear fuel with uranium-235 enrichments of up to 8%.

Uranium & Fuel 15 February 2024


ČEZ steps up preparations for arrival of Westinghouse fuel

ČEZ steps up preparations for arrival of Westinghouse fuel

Czech nuclear power plant operator ČEZ says that its fuel diversification strategy will see the first Westinghouse VVER fuel delivered to its Dukovany nuclear power plant at the end of the year.

Uranium & Fuel 14 February 2024


Cylinder shortages hit Centrus HALEU plans

Cylinder shortages hit Centrus HALEU plans

The US nuclear fuel and services company expects the shortages to be temporary but says it will no longer be able to deliver the anticipated 900 kg of material under the second part of its contract with the US Department of Energy.

Uranium & Fuel 12 February 2024


Cameco looks to increase production as net earnings double

Cameco looks to increase production as net earnings double

The Canadian company said it is strategically positioned to increase tier-one production and plans to begin work to extend the life of the Cigar Lake mine to 2036 as well as looking into expanding production capacity at McArthur River/Key Lake.

Uranium & Fuel 08 February 2024


TRIGA International begins fabricating MARVEL fuel

TRIGA International begins fabricating MARVEL fuel

The Framatome-General Atomics joint venture has begun fabricating the fuel for the US Department of Energy's  MARVEL microreactor, with delivery of the first shipment of fuel expected in spring 2025.

Uranium & Fuel 08 February 2024