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Russia upgrades key fast neutron critical stand in Obninsk
24 April, 2019
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Bolivian nuclear research centre to be completed ahead of schedule
Thursday, April 04, 2019 by The Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency (ABEN) has approved the detailed design documentation for the construction of administrative and residential facilities for a Centre for...

More US funding for advanced reactors
Monday, April 01, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 27 March announced funding of $19 million for four domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.

Vattenfall joins EPRI's nuclear research programme
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has announced that Sweden-based Vattenfall has joined its nuclear research programme.

Holtec’s SMR-160 sparks interest in Ukraine
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom is planning to set up a consortium to investigate the environmental and technical feasibility of qualifying a generic SMR-160 small modular...

Poland looks to high temperature reactors
Monday, February 04, 2019 by Poland’s Energy Ministry has signed an agreement with the National Centre for Research and Development to support development of high-temperature gas cooled reactors (HTRs) reactors...

NRG awarded funding for nuclear medicine research centre
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG announced that the Kansen voor West organisation has awarded a subsidy of €6.8 million ($7.7 million) to develop FIELD-LAB,...

US DOE announced nuclear research funding
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced on 20 December that it is collaborating with industry on six new projects focused on...

US DOE signs SMR MOU
Monday, December 31, 2018 by A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the US Department of Energy (DOE), Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), and Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA),...

Russia to use highly enriched Ni-63 for atomic batteries
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Russia cancels new technologies federal target programme
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Russia’s government has cancelled implementation of the federal target programme (FTP) "Nuclear power technologies of the new generation for the period 2010-2015 and up to 2020" ahead...

UKAEA to design UK thermal-hydraulic facility
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The UK and Welsh governments have appointed the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to develop an outline design the UK's proposed £40 million national thermal-hydraulic research...

Rosatom requests more funding for fast reactors
Monday, November 05, 2018 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has initiated a national programme “The development of atomic science, technology and technology”, involving the allocation of about...

Canada announces funding for Advanced Medical Isotopes Institute
Monday, November 05, 2018 by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 1 November announced funding for construction of the Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI) within the campus of the TRIUMF...

US DOE funding for Idaho National Laboratory nuclear projects
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to receive $3.9 million in funding for 13 university-led projects to develop the instrumentation and tools...

New developments at Russia’s TVEL
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by Russian fuel company TVEL plans to reach an agreement with the nuclear utility Rosenergoatom to irradiate reactor testing of accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) elements in a VVER-1000...

Senegal looks to build nuclear technology centre
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by Senegal and France’s Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires (INSTN - National Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology) on 25 September signed an agreement...

Canadian laboratories collaborate to produce Actinium-225
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 27 September that they have agreed to pursue a strategic partnership around...

UK NNL and US Oakridge lab to cooperate on research
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have agreed to collaborate on a wide range of nuclear energy research...

UK funding for safety and security research
Monday, September 17, 2018 by The UK's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) has awarded £3.6 million in funding to a team of UK industry and academia for delivery of a two-year...

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