Category Archives: Nuclear

Use of Nuclear Energy to Produce Hydrogen Gains Ground

Lucid Catalyst Report Says Nuclear Reactors, Especially SMRs, are Key to Developing a Hydrogen Economy UK / Roadmap Says Nuclear Could Produce One-Third Of Clean Hydrogen Needs By 2050 Japan Invests in an Advanced Small Modular Reactor Intended to Produce … Continue reading

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Speeding Up Time to Market: A Role for Standards and Reference Designs for Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the U.S.

The use of reference designs in the U.S. has a good history in the form of the experience of the U.S. Railroad Administration during World War I.  To reason by analogy, nuclear reactors boil water to make steam to turn … Continue reading

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Finding a Path to Development of Advanced Reactors: Report

Leading Think Tanks Release a Strategy for Development of Advanced Nuclear Energy in the United States The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) and Partnership for Global Security (PGS) released a joint report defining a comprehensive strategy for the U.S. to become … Continue reading

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ANS Task Force Seeks Support for Nuclear Energy R&D

Recommended R&D increase just 0.6% the cost of Biden climate plan A task force commissioned by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) issued an assessment of U.S. nuclear energy research and development funding needs for the 2020s. The study is a … Continue reading

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Montana Sees an Energy Future in Small Modular Reactors

New Lamps for Old. Montana Sees an Energy Future in Small Modular Reactors Canadian SMR Developer Gets $20M boost from New Brunswick Province Brookfield Looks at Option to Cash Out Westinghouse Investment GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Announces Formation of Canadian … Continue reading

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Nuclear Propulsion Fastest Way to Get Astronauts to Mars

A National Academy of Sciences Report recommends that NASA get moving to develop nuclear propulsion technologies that will get U.S. astronauts to Mars much faster than conventional chemical rockets. The NAS report says that in order for humans to reach … Continue reading

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Canada’s CAMECO Boosts Silex Stake to 49%

In a move to secure  future supplies of high assay low enriched fuel (HALEU) for future customers with advanced small modular reactors that will need it, Canadian uranium miner CAMECO has boosted its stake in the Silex laser enrichment process. … Continue reading

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Bulgaria Bids Bye Bye to Belene Again

Bulgaria PM Switches Horses from Belene to Kozloduy China’s 1st Hualong One Goes into Revenue Service Czech Republic / China Will Be Left Out of €6B Dukovany Tender Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant Cost Soars £500M due to Effects … Continue reading

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Christopher Hanson Named 18th NRC Chairman

Christopher Hanson Named NRC Chairman by President Biden — NEI Statement on Appointment of NRC Chair — NEI – Russia and China Are Dominating Nuclear Energy Exports. Can the U.S. Catch Up? Indian 700 MWe PHWR Reactor Connected to the … Continue reading

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NuScale / UAMAPS Set Course for NRC COLA by 2023

NuScale/UAMPS To Submit COLA to NRC for Idaho Site in Three Years NuScale in UK Partners with Wind Farm Developer for a Hybrid Power Plant at Wylfa Romania / US Awards $1.2 Million Grant For SMR Development EPRI Names Rita … Continue reading

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