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Terrestrial Energy and NRG to study IMSR graphite behaviour
10 October, 2019
US-based Terrestrial Energy and Netherlands-based NRG have begun...
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South Korea and Saudi Arabia to co-operate on SMART SMR
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on comprehensive cooperation in nuclear research and development on the sidelines of the IAEA General Conference...

Hot testing of Mohovce 3 revealed the need for further modifications
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Slovak utility Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) said on 12 September that it does not expect technical corrections required by the Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD) to further delay...

US DOE announces funding for nuclear fission and fusion
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 10 September announced funding selectees for multiple domestic advanced nuclear technology projects totalling roughly $15 million in funding.

Ghana commissions three nuclear facilities
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Ghana has commissioned three new nuclear faciliies – the Low-Enriched Uranium Core Research Reactor Facility, the International Miniature Neutron Source Reactor Training Facility and...

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories launches research initiative for SMRs
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced the launch of the Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI), to enable research and development to accelerate the deployment of...

Russia and Bolivia strengthen co-operation
Monday, July 15, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bolivia’s Ministry of Energy signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the development of industrial and research projects in the...

US funding for molten salt technology
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE's) Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded Moltex Energy USA $2.55 million to develop technologies to reduce Stable Salt...

Russia signs further agreement for CNST in Vietnam
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Russian State Atomic Corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum with Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the implementation of Centre for Nuclear Science and...

South Korean nuclear research centre planned for Saudi Arabia
Monday, May 20, 2019 by South Korea plans to set up a joint nuclear energy research centre in Saudi Arabia, the South Korean Ministry of Science and Technology said on 14 May.

Wood to lead UK digital research programme
Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Wood has been appointed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to lead the second phase of a digital reactor design research programme.

Russia upgrades key fast neutron critical stand in Obninsk
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Russia’s AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering in Obninsk has begun commissioning of a upgraded complex of critical stands (BFS) to better conduct research on...

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),...

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