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UK Space Agency and Rolls Royce to co-operation on nuclear propulsion
14 January, 2021
The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is joining forces with Rolls-Royce for a...
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Costain to partner with U-Battery on advanced modular reactor
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by UK-based Costain announced that it is collaborating with U-Battery Developments Ltd to develop an advanced modular reactor (AMR) which is being funded by the UK Department of Business...

US Executive Order promotes SMRs and HALEU fuel for space and defence
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by The US White House on 12 January released the text of an executive order, which seeks promote the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) for space and defence applications.

Russia plans new generation of FNPPs
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Rosatom to begin work on land-based SMR
Monday, January 04, 2021 by In January, Rosatom will begin work on the site of the future small nuclear power plant, which is planned to be built in Yakutia, Rosatom director general Alexei Likhachev said in a...

Fennovoima conditionally accepts basic design documents for Hanhikivi 1
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 by Finnish energy company Fennovoima said on 21 December that it had conditionally accepted the documents for the Basic Design Stage 1 of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP provided by the plant...

American Bureau of Shipping assesses Seaborg’s Compact Molten Salt Reactor
Monday, December 21, 2020 by The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) said on 17 December that it had issued a Feasibility Statement for the Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR) developed by Danish nuclear company...

Russia's Kurchatov Institute completes hybrid power plant design
Friday, December 18, 2020 by Specialists at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute, working on the development of a fusion-fission hybrid power plant, have completed its preliminary design.

More DOE funding for advanced reactors
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 December announced $30 million in initial funding for one of three programmes under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Programme (ARDP).

Licensing milestone for BWRX-300 SMR
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced on 1 December that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had issued a Final Safety Evaluation Report for the first of several...

Rosatom to make arctic and tropical hybrid of floating nuclear plant
Monday, November 30, 2020 by Russia’s Rosatom plans to update its floating nuclear power plant project to enable FNPPs to operate both in the Arctic zone and in tropical regions.

More collaboration on NuScale SMR
Friday, November 20, 2020 by US Fluor Corporation has reached an agreement with Sargent & Lundy to collaborate with joint marketing and design services for the execution of NuScale Power small modular reactor...

China’s Hualong One passes EUR compliance assessment
Monday, November 16, 2020 by China's third-generation nuclear power technology, Hualong One (HPR 1000), with independent intellectual property rights successfully passed the European Utility Requirements...

NuScale Power announces 25% increase in capacity of its SMR modules
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by US-based NuScale Power said on 10 November that it had re-assessed its existing reference plant design and would announce variations that offer increased per module power...

UK’s Core Power supports molten salt reactor development
Friday, November 06, 2020 by UK-based Core Power said that it has joined an international team to develop Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) technology that could be used to power ships.

Synthos Green Energy to assess feasibility of Micro Modular Reactor
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 by Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) has signed a cooperation agreement with US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) to assess the feasibility of the Micro Modular Reactor and...

New IAEA publication looks at SMR development
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 by The 2020 edition of the biennial International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) booklet, Advances in Small Modular Reactor Technology Developments provides the latest data and information...

Holtec sees growing interest in its SMR-160
Thursday, October 29, 2020 by US-based Holtec said earlier this month that it was “pleased to observe” that the growing demand for clean and reliable base load energy was fuelling interest in its SMR-160 small...

US funding for Terrapower and X-energy
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 October announced it has selected two teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program...

Framatome and General Atomics collaborate in development of fast modular reactor
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) intends to collaborate with Framatome on the development of its helium-cooled, 50MWe fast modular reactor (FMR).

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