Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
VVER fuel reliable in flexible power output tests, says Rosatom

VVER fuel reliable in flexible power output tests, says Rosatom

Experiments to test the impact of load following on VVER-1200 fuel show it "did not have a significant impact on its main characteristics", Russia's nuclear power corporation has reported.

Uranium & Fuel 16 July 2024


Construction begins on China's largest uranium mining project

Construction begins on China's largest uranium mining project

The project in Ordos in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is being developed by China National Nuclear Corporation, with work beginning on Friday, according to the China Atomic Energy Authority.

Uranium & Fuel 15 July 2024


Final permit issued for Mauritanian uranium mine

Final permit issued for Mauritanian uranium mine

Australia-based mineral company Aura Energy Limited announced it has received from the Mauritanian government the last outstanding material permit to allow the construction and operation of the Tiris uranium project in the West African country.

Uranium & Fuel 15 July 2024


Dummy fuel loaded into first new unit at Kursk II

Dummy fuel loaded into first new unit at Kursk II

Preparations for testing of the reactor plant equipment at the new VVER-TOI reactor at Kursk II nuclear power plant continue with the loading of simulated fuel assemblies which do not contain uranium.

Uranium & Fuel 15 July 2024


Niger government withdraws GoviEx mining rights

Niger government withdraws GoviEx mining rights

The Vancouver-based company said it has been informed by the Minister of Mines, by letter, "that it no longer has rights over the perimeter of the Madaouela mining permit, which is now in the public domain".

Uranium & Fuel 05 July 2024


First Honeymoon shipment bound for Europe

First Honeymoon shipment bound for Europe

Boss Energy is set to make its first delivery of uranium since restarting the project in South Australia after a decade under care-and-maintenance.

Uranium & Fuel 04 July 2024


International team reviews Uganda's uranium exploration plans

International team reviews Uganda's uranium exploration plans

The team of experts assessed Uganda's capabilities to develop a uranium exploration programme and eventually to mine uranium for a domestic nuclear power programme. 

Uranium & Fuel 03 July 2024


DOE seeks domestic LEU supply contracts

DOE seeks domestic LEU supply contracts

The US Department of Energy has issued a request for proposals to purchase low-enriched uranium from domestic sources. The request is supported by USD2.7 billion from President Joe Biden's Investing in America agenda to boost the domestic nuclear fuel supply chain.

Uranium & Fuel 28 June 2024


Fuel assemblies with 3D-printed bottom nozzles tested

Fuel assemblies with 3D-printed bottom nozzles tested

Four lead test assemblies supplied by Westinghouse featuring 3D-printed bottom nozzles have been used at Southern Nuclear's Farley nuclear power plant in Alabama. Westinghouse says the components improve debris capture and fuel endurance within its fuel assemblies.

Uranium & Fuel 27 June 2024


Rössing eyes operation beyond 2036

Rössing eyes operation beyond 2036

2023 production from the Rössing uranium mine in Namibia was 10% higher than in 2022 and in line with operational plans, and Rössing Uranium Ltd says it is focused on extending the life of the mine beyond 2036.

Uranium & Fuel 25 June 2024