Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

Chinese researchers seek to expand uranium resources

A demonstration project for the deep underground exploration of hydrothermal uranium deposits in southern China recently passed a national acceptance check. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have developed an innovative method of pre-enriching uranium in seawater by membrane filtration.

Uranium & Fuel 26 May 2022


President calls for Uzbek exploration programme

President calls for Uzbek exploration programme

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has instructed Uzbekistan to develop a four-year uranium exploration programme, as well as transforming state mining company Navoi and training suitably qualified personnel for the country's minerals sector.

Uranium & Fuel 23 May 2022


Jordan announces uranium production

Jordan announces uranium production

The Jordan Uranium Mining Company has announced the production of 20 kg of yellowcake from 160 tonnes of uranium ore at a newly operational processing facility.

Uranium & Fuel 13 May 2022


Idemitsu exits Cigar Lake joint venture

Idemitsu exits Cigar Lake joint venture

Cameco and Orano announced they have reached agreement with Idemitsu Canada Resources Ltd to acquire Idemitsu's 7.875% stake in the Cigar Lake Joint Venture, owner of the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Uranium & Fuel 11 May 2022


Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

The IVG.1M research reactor in Kurchatov, Kazakhstan, has been restarted following the completion of a project to convert it from using highly enriched uranium fuel to low-enriched uranium fuel, the country's National Nuclear Centre announced.

Uranium & Fuel 11 May 2022


DOE working on its uranium strategy - Granholm

DOE working on its uranium strategy - Granholm

The US Department of Energy is working on a "broad uranium strategy" to ensure a steady supply of uranium to meet national requirements, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The strategy work is being led by Kathryn Huff, whose appointment as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy has now been confirmed by the Senate.

Uranium & Fuel 06 May 2022


Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

It will maintain a balanced and disciplined approach to supply decisions in the early stages of a security of supply-driven market transition, CEO Tim Gitzel said in the Canadian company's quarterly results webinar. The company is on track to restart its Canadian operations but is delaying deliveries from its Kazakh operations until a new shipping route is finalised.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2022


Namibian community benefits from Rössing reservoirs

Namibian community benefits from Rössing reservoirs

Six new reservoirs at Rössing Uranium Limited will ease pressure on state-owned water utility NamWater's system and will be able to supply water to a local community as well as enabling mine operations to continue during periods of extended water supply interruptions.

Uranium & Fuel 03 May 2022


Uranium miners ready to meet market needs, WNFC hears

Uranium miners ready to meet market needs, WNFC hears

The global uranium market has not yet been impacted by recent geopolitical events, speakers from uranium suppliers said during a session of World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022 in London. However, they agreed that the longer-term future is uncertain but the industry can bring capacity online to avoid any shortages.

Uranium & Fuel 27 April 2022


Framatome and Westinghouse to supply fuel to Temelín

Framatome and Westinghouse to supply fuel to Temelín

Westinghouse of the USA and Framatome of France have been awarded a long-term contract by Czech utility ČEZ for the supply of nuclear fuel assemblies to the Temelín nuclear power plant.

Uranium & Fuel 13 April 2022