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Is there a place for a future nuclear-hydrogen economy?
05 October, 2022
The rapidly-expanding hydrogen economy is set to be an opportunity...
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Next generation fast neutron reactors 28 September, 2022 We are running out of time to choose between good and bad in the power industry. Soon people will have to make a choice based on other criteria – between either extending the life...

When the rearguard is the vanguard 22 September, 2022 It may seem counter-intuitive, but effective decommissioning has a critical role to play in the future of the nuclear energy industry.

Pyrohydrolysis of bituminized waste drums 21 September, 2022 Long-term stability concerns over bituminized waste prompted NUKEM Technologies to establish a novel pyrolysis process for treatment. Rainer Slametschka, Director Center of Competences...

Remote and digital technologies for decommissioning 15 September, 2022 Robots have a lot to offer the nuclear business, particularly when it comes to decommissioning and decontamination. A host of new developments not only shows the promise of robotics...

Could do better? 14 September, 2022 The UK government’s spending watchdog says the NDA still has lessons to learn on nuclear decommissioning – including general issues, like managing contracts.

One size fits all metering 08 September, 2022 Why has the Nuclear Power Industry failed to embrace and benefit from the digital revolution? Despite the obvious benefits it offers like higher reliability, accuracy, efficiency,...

Koeberg: keeping the lights on for South Africa 06 September, 2022 Imposing rolling blackouts across South Africa even ahead of the winter peak demand season has prompted Eskom to reconsider the timing of its nuclear repair and refurbishment programme.

Firing up Asia’s nuclear future 01 September, 2022 Asia features the world’s fastest-growing economies and is turning to new nuclear to power its ambitions for sustainable growth.

Fusion breakthroughs revealed 31 August, 2022 In this round-up we explore all the latest developments on the road to commercial power production from fusion reactors.

Ready for a new start? 25 August, 2022 Pressure is building for a rebirth of Sweden’s nuclear industry.

Reinvented: The Dual Fluid principle 24 August, 2022 High efficiency is a key differentiator of the new nuclear power technology being developed by Dual Fluid. Instead of fuel rods, a Dual Fluid reactor contains two circulating fluids:...

A global perspective on radioactive waste disposal 18 August, 2022 Radioactive waste is often presented as the Achille’s Heel of nuclear power, but a new holistic approach to waste management could transcend this perception.

Transport security considerations for advanced reactors 17 August, 2022 With the nuclear industry poised to contribute to energy security and climate target efforts through advanced reactor systems, the consideration of transport security requirements...

Counting the cost of cracking 11 August, 2022 The full extent of stress corrosion cracking at EDF’s reactors in France has still to be determined. Nonetheless, lower production as plants are re-examined has come at the worst...

Adopting advanced manufacturing for nuclear power 10 August, 2022 Techniques like additive manufacturing have much to offer the nuclear business, but standards and guidelines need to catch up if nuclear power is to maximise the benefits of...

Nuclear South West: how a private public partnership is plugging the skills gap 03 August, 2022 Hinkley Point B closed on 1st August after 46 years of service. In its time it produced 311 TWh of low-carbon electricity, enough to power every South West home for 33 years whilst...

New perspectives on decommissioning 03 August, 2022 As a growing number of reactors shut down and enter the decommissioning phase, Nuclear Engineering International held its second virtual conference exploring some of the...

Will the Netherlands deliver new nuclear? 28 July, 2022 Who is making decisions to invest in new nuclear? In June, the spotlight moved to the Netherlands. The government website says firmly, “There are no plans to build any new nuclear...

Impress and dress for nuclear safety 27 July, 2022 Increasing focus on worker safety underpins the importance of industrial protective clothing for nuclear operators.


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