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Czech researchers receive US patent for anti-corrosion of fuel rods
25 February, 2021
Scientists from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and...
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CNNC and CGN sign fuel contracts and pledge greater co-operation
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNCC) and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) on 23 February signed contracts for the conversion and enrichment of natural uranium...

Russia’s BN-800 refuelled with mox: full mox core planned for 2022
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by The first full refuelling of Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP with only uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (mox) fuel was completed during the recent...

Installation of equipment begins at Russia’s Brest demonstration energy complex
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, said on 17 February that it had started to install the main equipment at the uranium-plutonium MNUP...

Russia’s TVEL and St Petersburg Polytechnic to develop digital engineering technologies
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Russia’s St Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) on 16 February signed a roadmap for the development of cooperation between Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL and the Competence Centre...

Belgian radwaste agency signs contract for treatment and storage facilities
Thursday, February 11, 2021 by The Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, NIRAS/ONDRAF has selected a consortium, led by Sweco Belgium and including Orano Projets, Jacobs and Arteum Architects, for...

Honeywell to resume uranium conversion
Thursday, February 11, 2021 by US–based Honeywell said in a statement on 9 February that it has communicated to employees and officials its intent to reopen the Metropolis Works - the USA’s only uranium...

Kozloduy NPP signs licensing contract for Westinghouse fuel
Monday, February 08, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company announced it has signed a VVER-1000 nuclear fuel licensing contract for the Kozloduy power plant in Bulgaria.

Silex completes acquisition of GLE
Thursday, February 04, 2021 by Silex Systems Limited of Australia and Canada’s Cameco Corporation have completed the restructure of SILEX technology licensee Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) resulting in Silex acquiring...

Framatome’s GAIA Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel completes first fuel cycle
Thursday, February 04, 2021 by France’s Framatome announced that its GAIA Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) technology had recently completed its first 18-month fuel cycle at the Vogtle 2 nuclear power plant...

US NRC agrees to review Westinghouse ADOPT™ fuel
Monday, January 25, 2021 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 20 January that its Advanced Doped Pellet Technology (ADOPT™) doped pellets “are one step closer to US commercialisation” after...

Specialised used fuel processing facility to be built at Russia’s Mayak
Monday, January 18, 2021 by Russia’s Production Association Mayak has signed a contract with the Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) at Zheleznogorsk for the construction of a complex for the management of...

Repatriation of HEU from Canada to USA
Monday, January 18, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have announced the completion of a multi-year campaign...

First fuel shipped to China’s HTR-PM project
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has shipped its first batch of fuel to the Shidaowan High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration Project (HTR-PM)...

Studsvik signs new agreement with TVEL
Thursday, January 07, 2021 by Sweden’s Studsvik announced on 4 January that its Fuel and Materials Technology business area had signed a contract with Russian fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) worth...

Red Book says identified uranium resources are enough for 135 years
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 by The latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) joint report on uranium resources, production and demand – the Red Book...

Japanese power companies promote use of mox fuel
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 by The Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) of Japan said it was continuing to promote the use of mixed uranium-plutonium (mox) fuel in nuclear power plants, in line with...

Hot tests completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 storage facility
Monday, December 21, 2020 by Hot tests have been completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 dry used nuclear fuel storage facility constructed by Holtec International at the Chernobyl NPP site, ChNPP said on 18 December.

More delays for Rokkasho mox plant
Friday, December 18, 2020 by Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL), the operator of Japan's first commercial nuclear fuel plant, currently under construction in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, has postponed its...

Framatome manufactures metallic uranium fuel objects using 3D-printing
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by France’s Framatome recently manufactured the world’s first uranium-molybdenum and uranium-silicon objects using 3D-printed technology.

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