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US accident tolerant fuels to begin tests
15 February, 2018
US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) said on 8 February that it...
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New generation fuel for Iran’s Bushehr 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom will transfer Iran’s Bushehr NPP to use the more efficient TVS-2M nuclear fuel.

Canada’s BWXT wins Cernavoda contract
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 BWX Technologies announced on 2 February that its subsidiary, BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada, had been awarded a CAD18.6m ($15m), four-year contract to manufacture zircaloy-4 seamless...

Ukraine signs new fuel contract with Westinghouse
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 29 January that it had signed a contract with Energoatom extending its supply of nuclear fuel to VVER reactors in Ukraine from 2020 to 2025.

Enfission joint venture set up by Lightbridge and Framatome
Monday, January 29, 2018 US nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Framatome (formerly Areva) on 25 January finalised and launched Enfission, a 50-50 joint venture company...

Another patent for Lightbridge
Monday, January 29, 2018 US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation on 22 January announced it had received a notice of allowance for a key patent from the US Patent and Trademark...

Russian scientists study molybdenum fuel element casing
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Researchers at Russia’s National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) have conducted a study on the use of isotopically modified molybdenum as an alternative to zirconium alloys...

Russian scientists make advances in reprocessing technology
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) and the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) - both part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s...

Production of AP1000 fuel assemblies underway in China
Thursday, January 11, 2018 China's first production line for AP1000 fuel has now produced 64 sets of fuel assemblies for the first reloads of the two AP1000 units under construction at the Sanmen nuclear...

Areva and CNNC to start work on China reprocessing plant this year
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 New Areva and China's National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed an agreement reaffirming their commitment to complete negotiations on a contract for construction of a...

US develops LEU fuel for research reactors
Friday, January 05, 2018 The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on 21 December submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) a preliminary report on uranium-molybdenum (U-Mo)...

Russia launches new centrifuges for enrichment
Friday, January 05, 2018 New-generation gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment came on stream at Russia’s Urals Electrochemical Plant (ECP) in Novouralsk (Sverdlovsk region) on 27 December, the press service...

Fuel plant for Russia’s Breakthrough project to be built in 2018
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Russia’s Proryv (Breakthrough) project, designed to demonstrate the closed fuel cycle, will move forward in 2018 with the construction a nuclear fuel fabrication facility for the...

Russia looks to develop environmentally friendly reprocessing
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in  Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has begun pilot reprocessing of used nuclear fuel from...

More layoffs at US conversion plant
Friday, November 24, 2017 US Honeywell International on 21 November announced another round of layoffs at its uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois.

Lightbridge signs three agreements with Areva
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Areva NP have signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance the development of Lightbridge's...

Leibstadt closed to replace faulty fuel rods
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Switzerland's Leibstadt nuclear power plant will remain closed until the end of December to replace defective fuel elements.

Russia to modify fuel for Paks
Monday, November 20, 2017 Russian fuel company Tvel, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is to develop nuclear fuel specifically for Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant.

Studsvik and Fennovoima support software adaptation for VVERs
Monday, November 20, 2017 Sweden's Studsvik and Finland's Fennovoima have signed an agreement to support the final stages of the development of Studsvik’s Core Management System 5 (CMS5) nuclear fuel...

Cameco to suspend activities at McArthur River and Key Lake
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Canadian uranium mining company Cameco has announced plans to suspend production at its McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill in northern Saskatchewan by the end of January due...

Energy Fuels sells Wyoming assets
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 US-based Energy Fuels plans to sell its North Reno Creek uranium project in Wyoming to Uranium Energy Corporation (UEC) for $5.39m, consolidating UEC's position in the region....

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