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US DOE awards $60m for advanced nuclear technology development
02 May, 2018
US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on 27 April announced $60m in support...
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More funding for Danish molten salt reactor
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Denmark’s Seaborg Technologies, which is developing thorium-based Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs), has received funding from an investment coalition led by Danish innovation incubator...

Canada focuses on SMRs
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on 18 April invited small modular reactor (SMR) project developers to take part in an evaluation process for the construction and operation of an...

NRG to collaborate on Swedish lead-cooled reactor
Monday, April 16, 2018 Netherlands-based NRG announced on 11 April that it had begun a multi-year collaboration for safety analysis of the SEALER (Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor - a small modular lead...

China and Ansaldo to co-operate on lead-cooled reactor
Monday, March 26, 2018 China General Nuclear on 15 March signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Italy's Ansaldo Nucleare to cooperate on the development of key technology and system design of...

Terrestrial Energy signs services contract with EU Joint Research Centre
Monday, March 19, 2018 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy has entered into a contract for technical services with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Karlsruhe, Germany as part of...

Canada launches roadmap to assess SMR potential
Monday, March 05, 2018 Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Kim Rudd, on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, on 22 February announced a road mapping process under the...

Canadian subsidiary for U-Battery
Monday, February 26, 2018 U-Battery on 23 February announced the establishment of a Canadian subsidiary, U-Battery Canada Ltd, to advance the development of its 10 MWt/4MWe high-temperature gas...

Westinghouse and Italian organisations to collaborate on lead-cooled FBRs
Monday, February 26, 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company (currently being acquired by Canada’s Brookfield from Japan’s Toshiba) has signed a cooperation agreement for lead-cooled fast reactor technology...

Holtec and GEH collaborate on SMR-160
Monday, February 19, 2018 With global interest in small modular reactors growing, US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), Holtec International and SMR Inventec have agreed...

Rolls Royce awards contract for SMR module
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Rolls-Royce announced on 1 February that it had awarded a contract to the UK Nuclear AMRC to develop a module demonstrator for the UK Small Modular Reactor (SMR).

Russian scientists look to thorium reactors
Monday, January 29, 2018 Russian scientists from the School of Nuclear Science & Engineering at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) are developing a technology for the construction of high-temperature,...

The US develops reactor to support life on Mars
Monday, January 22, 2018 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the Department of Energy are testing a small 10kWe nuclear reactor for use on Mars.

Regulator agrees NuScale design eliminates need for backup power
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that NuScale Power’s novel safety design approach eliminates the need for Class 1E power for its small modular reactor (SMR).

Atkins SMR study favours IPWRs
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A comprehensive Techno-Economic Assessment (TEA) by the Atkins consultancy and Ernst & Young on small modular reactors (SMRs) found that integral pressurised water reactor...

Advanced manufacturing centre for NuScale
Saturday, November 18, 2017 US-based NuScale Power and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) have signed an initial contract for a new Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing (CANM) to be operated by CTC.

UK industry support for SMRs
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 The UK could benefit from lower cost electricity if the government were to back a small modular reactor programme for the UK, according to a new report, “UK SMR: A National...

Holtec and SNC-Lavalin to collaborate on SMR-160
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 US Holtec International and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced on 17 July that they had formalised an agreement to collaborate on Holtec’s SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor programme

Terrestrial Energy launches siting study for molten salt reactor
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Terrestrial Energy, which is developing advanced reactor power plants, said on 19 June that it has begun a feasibility study to explore siting the world's first commercial Integral...

Design work underway on X-energy’s HTGR
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 US company X-energy on 16 March announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor.

Bechtel pulls out of SMR development
Monday, March 20, 2017 Bechtel confirmed on 13 March it is pulling out of small modular reactor (SMR) development as part of Generation mPower, a joint venture with BWXT (which was a part of Babcock &...

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