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US companies collaborate on molten salt reactor
28 May, 2020
US-based Kairos Power and Materion Corporation has announced the formation...
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Alloy 617 qualified in US, paving way for use in high-temperature reactors
Thursday, May 07, 2020 by A team at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the USA in collaboration with groups at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories, as well as industry consultants and...

Rosatom looks to smaller reactors
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is hoping to start construction of a small-scale land-based nuclear power plant in 2024, for commissioning in 2027.

Rolls-Royce and EUAS ICC to evaluate SMRs for use in Turkey
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by UK-based Rolls-Royce and Turkey’s EUAS International Incorporated Cell Company (EUAS ICC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to carry out a study to evaluate the...

US DOD awards contracts for micro-reactor design work
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded three teams, BWX Technologies, Westinghouse Government Services, and X-energy contracts to begin design work on a mobile nuclear...

KSB and Terrestrial Energy to collaborate on molten salt reactor pumps
Monday, March 09, 2020 by Germany’s KSB and Canada-based Terrestrial Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the supply of primary pumps for use in the Integral Molten Salt...

CNL to collaborate with NB Power and UNSC on SMRs
Monday, March 02, 2020 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has finalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with New Brunswick Power. The organisation has also signed an agreement with Ultra Safe...

US Oak Ridge Lab to collaborate with TVA on advanced reactors
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ONRL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to "evaluate a...

Russia plans more advanced floating NPPs
Monday, February 24, 2020 by By mid-2020, Russia’s Iceberg Central Design Bureau (St Petersburg) is tasked by Afrikantov OKBM (Nizhny Novgorod) to develop a preliminary design for an optimised floating NPP...

South Africa seeks to revive PBMR project
Monday, February 10, 2020 by South African state-owned power utility Eskom is seeking to dispose of the state-owned company behind the development of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor.

Russia to undertake graphite research for China’s HTGR
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 by Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad has signed a long-term contract with China’s Fangda Carbon New Material Company.

GEH begins US licensing process for BWRX-300 SMR
Monday, February 03, 2020 by US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said on 30 January that it had begun the US licensing process for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

Rolls Royce targets UK SMRs for 2029
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by UK engineering firm Rolls-Royce aims to commission small modular reactors in the UK by 2029, the organisation's chief technology officer Paul Stein told the BBC’s Radio 4 Today...

South Korea and Saudi Arabia strengthen cooperation on SMART reactor
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSICT) intends to establish a joint venture with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KaCare) to spearhead...

Oklo reveals design for small fission-renewables hybrid reactor
Thursday, December 05, 2019 by California-based Oklo on 3 December announced the launch of Aurora, an advanced fission clean energy plant design, also known as a fission battery.

Russia to develop molten salt reactor
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 28 November announced the start of the construction of a molten salt research reactor (JSR) at the Zheleznogorsk Mining and Chemical...

Frazer-Nash to work on Terrestrial Energy's IMSR
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by UK-based Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Terrestrial Energy have signed a contract for engineering services related to the fabrication of the graphite moderator, a key component...

UK confirms support for Rolls-Royce led SMR
Thursday, November 07, 2019 by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) confirmed it had provided initial match funding to a consortium of companies designing a small modular reactor for the UK.

Romania signs MOU to develop lead-cooled reactor
Friday, October 11, 2019 by Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fostering ALFRED Construction (Falcon) consortium for cooperation on the development of the...

ARC SMR passes phase one of Canadian design review
Thursday, October 03, 2019 by ARC Nuclear Canada has completed the first of three phases of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Vendor Design Review (VDR) for its ARC-100 small modular reactor (SMR).

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