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Energoatom considers SMRs for Ukraine
03 August, 2021
Hartmut Yakob, Vice President of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on...
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STATEMENT: Response to Government announcement on the Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) demonstration programme
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by In response to today’s Government announcement that plans have moved a step closer to having the latest nuclear technology up and running within the next decade, Dr Paul Howarth,...

China moves forward with thorium molten salt reactor
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by A team of government researchers in China have unveiled the design for a commercial nuclear reactor that is expected to be the first in the world that does not need water for cooling,...

NASA announces funding for nuclear thermal propulsion reactor
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on 13 July it was leading an effort, working with the Department of Energy (DOE), to advance space nuclear...

Rolls-Royce and Cavendish Nuclear sign SMR partnership agreement
Monday, July 12, 2021 by Rolls-Royce and Cavendish Nuclear on 8 July signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities to deepen their relationship through cooperation on the Rolls-Royce...

Cameco, GEH and GNF-A co-operate on commercialisation of BWRX-300 SMR
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by Canada’s Cameco, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) on 7 July have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore several areas...

NuScale announces investment deal with GS Energy
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by US-based NuScale Power on 30 June announced that it has finalised an investment agreement with GS Energy North America Investments (GS Energy), the US entity of the South Korean...

Canadian study sees role for very small modular reactors in mining areas
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 23 June that very small modular reactors (vSMRs) could provide clean, economic and reliable power and heat to remote northern mines and...

Curtiss-Wright joins US DOE’s Project SAFARI
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by US-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation on 24 June announced that it has been selected to participate in Project SAFARI, a US Department of Energy DOE) project to develop Digital...

US Darpa awards contracts for Draco programme
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said on 11 June that it had recently awarded contracts to General Atomics (Track A, $22M) and Blue Origin (Track B, $2.5M)...

KAERI and Samsung Heavy to develop nuclear powered ships
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) President Won-Seok Park) and Samsung Heavy Industries CEO Jin-Taek Jeong are cooperating to develop a carbon-free nuclear power plant...

Terrapower to site advanced reactor demonstration project in Wyoming
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by US-based TerraPower, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp on 2 June announced efforts to advance a Natrium™ reactor demonstration project at a retiring coal plant in Wyoming....

UK/Japan partnership look to license HTGR in the UK
Thursday, June 03, 2021 by Penultimate Power has teamed up with the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) with the goal of building a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor in the UK by 2029.

Moltex completes Phase 1 of CNSC Vendor Design Review
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by Canada’s Moltex Energy said on 25 May that it had completed Phase 1 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) for Moltex’s 300 MW...

NuScale signs MOU with Washington state-based utility
Thursday, May 27, 2021 by US-based NuScale Power and Grant County Public Utility District (Grant PUD) on 26 May announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to evaluate the deployment of...

Canada’s first MMR achieves licensing milestone
Monday, May 24, 2021 by Canada’s Global First Power Ltd (GFP) announced on 19 May that its Micro Modular Reactor(™) (MMR(™)) Project was moving to the next phase of licensing with the Canadian Nuclear...

Russia designs satellites and orbital stations based on nuclear-powered tug technology
Monday, May 24, 2021 by Russia's state space agency Roscosmos on 22 May presented the design of future satellites and orbital stations equipped with space nuclear-powered tug technology at the New...

UK SMR consortium completes phase one design
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by The consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, which is developing a small modular reactor (SMR), on 17 May revealed its latest design and an increase in power, completing its first phase on...

Canada’s indigenous companies seek participation in SMR development
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by Three Canadian First Nation economic organisations on 11 May signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly pursue small modular reactor (SMR) investments. “We just think we want...

NuScale signs MOU for marine SMR development
Monday, May 17, 2021 by US-based NuScale Power and Prodigy Clean Energy, a Canadian company that designs and develops marine nuclear plants, on 14 May announced a second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

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