New News information at Nuclear Engineering International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Nuclear Engineering International Rosatom tests fuel for planned HTGR plant by <br/> <br/> Rosatom scientists have completed a key stage of reactor tests on laboratory fuel samples for a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). Russia views HTGRs as important to future plans for the production of hydrogen. An engineering nuclear power station (AETS -Atomnoi EnregoTekhnologicheskoi Stantsii) based on HTGRs is being developed by nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of Rosatom) as part of an investment project to create domestic technologies for the large-scale production and consumption of hydrogen and hydrogen-containing products. Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:00:00 GMT UKAEA and Kyoto Fusioneering extend co-operation by <br/> <br/> The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the private Japanese fusion company Kyoto Fusioneering (KF) have signed a Communication Framework Agreement to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation. It also lays the for future collaboration on thetritium fuel cycle, as well as remote handling and power conversion technologies. Fri, 23 Feb 2024 14:00:00 GMT Kinectrics partners with Strathclyde University on nuclear research and training by <br/> <br/> Canada-based nuclear services company Kinectrics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UK’s University of Strathclyde to pursue nuclear research and training opportunities. Under the MOU, the two organisations have will “expedite the commercialisation of advanced nuclear technologies by strengthening academic, government and industry collaborations across Canada and internationally”. They will also collaborate on developing highly qualified personnel through student training/internships. Fri, 23 Feb 2024 12:00:00 GMT Iran to hold international nuclear conference by <br/> <br/> Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) says that Iran will hold its first international nuclear energy conference in two months. “We are holding the first nuclear conference in the second Persian calendar month of Ordibehesht (20 April - 20 May),” Mohammad Eslami told reporters. “We have invited 130 of the world’s prominent nuclear researchers to the event, and more than 30% have announced their readiness to attend.” Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:00:00 GMT IAEA designates first collaborating centre on AI for nuclear power by <br/> <br/> The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has designated the Centre for Science of Information at Purdue University in the USA as the first IAEA Collaborating Centre to support Agency activities on artificial intelligence (AI) for nuclear power applications, including reactor design, plant operations, and training and education. Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:00:00 GMT GLE to further accelerate commercialisation of Silex enrichment technology by <br/> <br/> Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), jointly owned by Australia’s Silex Systems (51%) and Canada’s Cameco (49%), have approved GLE’s operating plan and budget for calendar year (CY) 2024 that enables the continuation of accelerated activities to commercialise the Silex uranium enrichment technology. Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:30:00 GMT DOE explores foreign vitrification technology by <br/> <br/> Jeff Avery Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has visited France to learn more about the facilities offered by Orano and the Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA - Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives. He also met with the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA - l’Agence Nationale pour la gestion des Déchets RadioActifs). Thu, 22 Feb 2024 14:00:00 GMT Netherlands launches siting procedure for new NPPs by <br/> <br/> The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate has taken the first step in the procedure to decide on the locations for two new nuclear units. Interested parties are invited to submit their ideas between 23 February and 4 April. Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:08:00 GMT New study reveals impact of nuclear in southeast USA by <br/> <br/> A new study, “The Economic Impact of the Nuclear Industry in the Southeast United States”, presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts of the nuclear energy sector in the five-state region consisting of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Thu, 22 Feb 2024 08:49:00 GMT ITER prepares new timeline by <br/> <br/> The ITER Organisation is preparing a new timeline for construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built at Cadarache in France. As part of work underway to update the ITER Project Baseline, a group of experts met in February to evaluate the new blueprint for achieving ITER's research goals. Thu, 22 Feb 2024 08:36:00 GMT