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Bechtel, GE-Hitachi, TerraPower Tapped for Design and Build the Versatile Test Reactor

Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) has initiated contract negotiations with a team led by Bechtel National Inc. to support the design and build phase of the Versatile Test Reactor, a one-of-a-kind facility that would support research and development of innovative, clean nuclear energy … Continue reading

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INL Versatile Test Reactor Gets First Expression of Interest

Plans by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to build the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) and complete it this decade got a boost this week. Two firms with deep expertise in sodium-cooled advanced reactors have … Continue reading

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Battelle Energy Alliance / INL Seeks Partners for Versatile Test Reactor

Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC announced this week a a request for expressions of interest in a partnership opportunity for the development and deployment at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) of a new U.S. Department of Energy facility for fast neutron … Continue reading

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Big News for Nuclear Energy in Small Packages

Netherlands Looks to SMRs for Green Energy Policy Finland SMR Project Aims to Build Them for District Heating and Export Micro-Reactor Startup Radiant Raises $1.2M in Angel Funding X-energy Signs Agreement with Hatch to Promote Canadian SMR Development Other Nuclear … Continue reading

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TerraPower Teams with Centrus Energy to Produce HALEU Fuel

TerraPower and Centrus Propose HALEU Facility CNL and Terrestrial Energy to Collaborate on IMSR Power Plant DOE Heads North to Alaska to Work on Micro Reactors World Nuclear Association Appoints Sama Bilbao y León, Ph.D as New Director General UAE … Continue reading

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TerraPower Partners with GE Hitachi to Develop a Commercial Sodium Cooled Faster Reactor that Leverages a Molten Salt Thermal System

TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Introduce Commercial Natrium [tm] Power Production and Storage System TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced on 08/27/20 the launch of the Natrium[tm] reactor and energy system architecture. This advanced nuclear technology features … Continue reading

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Hitachi Returns to Wylfa UK Nuclear Project

UK / Hitachi Reopens Talks with UK Government to Finance the Wylfa UK Nuclear Project X-energy / Submits Its SMR for CNSC Vendor Design Review SMRs / Alberta Becomes Fourth Canadian Province To Join Partnership Brazil / Eletrobras Releases Schedule … Continue reading

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Update on Russian Fast Reactor Projects

MBIR Seeks International Partners. Completion set for 2025 BN-600 Up for 15 year life extension to 2040 Progress milestones for the BREST OD 300 prototype Other Nuclear News X-energy Teams with Nuclear Fuel Industries to Supply TRISO Fuel to Japan’s … Continue reading

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No Fueling Around – DOE Says It is Serious About Saving the U.S. Uranium Industry

Department of Energy Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group Strategy HALEU / ARC And Centrus Set Plans to Produce Fuel for Advanced Reactors Holtec SMR to Use Commercially-Available Framatome Fuel DOE Goes All In to Save U.S. Uranium … Continue reading

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A Forecast for the Future of GEN IV Reactors ~ A 50/50 Chance of Success for Three Types

Note to readers: This blog post is based on an article originally prepared for and published online by NucNet in Brussels, Belgium, in February 2020.  David Dalton, an editor at NucNet, collaborated on it.  Due to the length of this … Continue reading

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