• Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Holtec Plans 160 MWe SMR at Oyster Creek Nuclear Site in NJ

    Holtec Airs Plans for 160 MWe SMR at Oyster Creek, NJ, Site Holtec Submits a Key Topical Report on SMR-160 to the NRC China Starts Building a Second CFR-600 Fast Reactor Call For Nuclear Coalition To Challenge Rising Influence Of … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Jan 2 2021

    Top Posts for 2020 at Neutron Bytes

    As 2020 has come to close, it is time to check in on what readers found most interesting on this blog.  Here are the top posts for 2020 based on Google Analytics data. COVID-19 News: Nuclear Workers May Live On-Site … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, Dec 28 2020

    Japan’s MOX Fuel Plan Gets a Green Light, but Reprocessing Start Delayed for Two Years

    Japan Struggles to Make Progress with MOX Fuel Program Despite Ambitious Goals DOE ARDP Program Awards $20 million for Advanced Reactor Concepts BWXT to Start $106.6 Million Microreactor Design Project Battelle Energy Alliance and NASA Seek Private Industry Partners to … Continue reading ͛ ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 20 2020

    Will the UK Govt Take a £20bn Equity Stake in Sizewell?

    Will the UK Government take an equity stake in Sizewell C? DOE Grants $30M to Five US Firms for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs Canada Outlines Next Steps for Progress on Small Modular Reactor Technology Will UK Govt Take a £20bn … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 12 2020

    Nuclear Reactors Cost Too Much. Here are Some Ideas to Fix it.

    New Nuclear Economics Book has an Action Plan for Dealing with Reactor Costs MIT Study Cites Changes to Design and Fabrication as Key Drivers of Overruns EDF Commits to Success Factors on Costs for Next EPRs to Be Built in … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Nov 27 2020

    UK to Invest $700M in SMRs as Part of 10 Point Plan

    Boris Johnson’s 10 Point Plan is Missing a Few Points Idaho Site Selected for DOE Virtual Test Reactor Bipartisan Legislation Offered To Revitalize Nuclear Energy Industry Danish Nuclear Lands $24 million for First Asian Reactor Czech PM Signals Delay in … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Nov 13 2020

    Rolls-Royce Enlists Exelon to Help Deploy 16 440MW PWR

    Rolls Royce Inks MOU with Excelon for 440MW Reactors in UK Rolls-Royce Signs New Build Nuclear Energy MOU with CEZ NuScale Bumps Up Power Rating of its SMR Holtec Accelerates US NRC Design Certification for SMR-160 UK / US Consortium … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Nov 13 2020

    Feds Pump $10M into Xcel Energy for Hydrogen Production

    DOE/INL Fund $10M for Hydrogen Production at Xcel Nuclear Reactor John Wagner Named INL Director BWXT Fires Up TRISO Fuel Manufacturing Operations Terrestrial Energy Inks Molten Salt Testing Program at ANL ORNL to Produce Solid Metal Hydride Moderator for Advanced … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Tue, Nov 3 2020

    Canada’s SMR Developers Focus on Process Heat

    Canadian Developers of Small Modular Reactors Focus on Process Heat Terrestrial Energy Receives Canadian Government Funding for IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Plant New Los Alamos National Laboratory Spin-Off Aims To Put Nuclear Reactors In Space Canadian Developers of Small Modular … Continue reading ...read more
    • Fri, Oct 30 2020

    IAEA – Key to the Future of Nuclear Energy is Cogeneration

    IAEA – Key to the Future of Nuclear Energy is Cogeneration and Renewables Royal Society / UK Report Highlights the Potential Of Nuclear Cogeneration DOE Inks New Deal with NASA for Nuclear Energy in Space Ultra Safe N Delivers Advanced … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Oct 18 2020

    NuScale gets Letter of Intent for 2500MW Project in South Africa from US Development Finance Agency

    The United States International Development Finance Corp. (DFC) has signed a letter of intent to support NuScale Power LLC, a U.S. nuclear energy technology firm, to develop 2,500 megawatts of power in South Africa. The action is the second blockbuster … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Oct 17 2020

    DOE Awards UAMPS $1.355 Billion for NuScale SMR in Idaho

    DOE Cost-share Award of $1.355 billion Approved for UAMPS NuScale SMR in Idaho Framatome and General Atomics In Joint Effort to Build Fast SMR Canadian Government Invests in SMR Commercialization Plan Terrestrial Energy USA and Centrus Energy Partner on Fuel … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Tue, Oct 13 2020

    DOE Awards $80M each to TerraPower, X-Energy for ARDP

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces $160 million in First Awards Under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (10/13/20)) announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Oct 11 2020

    Ontario Power Boosts Prospects for Three SMRs

    Ontario Power Boosts Prospects for Three SMRs Bruce Power & Westinghouse Team Up for SMRs Cernavoda / US And Romania To Sign $8B Agreements For New Reactors CANDU Owners Group, Nuclear Energy Agency to collaborate on PHWRs UK / UK … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Oct 3 2020

    Is There New Hope for UK’s Wylfa Nuclear Project?

    Is There New Hope for UK Wylfa Nuclear Project? The BBC reports that there are “fresh talks” underway to save £20bn Wylfa nuclear plant from oblivion. The fat lady may not have sung her last aria about the plant according … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Sep 27 2020

    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 Raised $1.2M in Angel Funding X-energy Signs Agreement with Hatch to Promote Canadian SMR Development Other Nuclear … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 22 2020

    Webinar: National Reactor Innovation Center 9/29 5:00 PM ET

    The National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) launches the first webinar in its series “What Inspires Us”. This 90-minute webinar will be moderated by Ashley Finan, director of the National Reactor Information Center. She will be joined by Mark Peters, Idaho … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Sep 19 2020

    Hitachi Calls it Quits for UK Wylfa Nuclear Project

    Hitachi Ends Its Engagement at Wylfa Rolls Royce to Offer Mid-size Reactor as a Lifeline for Wylfa Site Nuclear Essential to Hydrogen Future, says LucidCatalyst Hitachi Calls it Quits for UK Wylfa Nuclear Project UK / Hitachi Confirms Plans To … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 18 2020

    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 UAE May Build Four More Nuclear Reactors Energy Communities Alliance Launches a “New Nuclear” … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Sep 13 2020

    NASA Seeks Industry Proposals for Compact Nuclear Power Systems to be Used in Exploration of the Moon and Mars

    NASA Seeks Industry Proposals to Put Nuclear Reactors on Moon and Mars General Atomic Delivers Nuclear Propulsion Plans To NASA Framatome Partners with ADAGOS to Use AI in Nuclear Engineering CNL Announces SMR Research Partnership with Kairos Power Approval Granted … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 4 2020

    Thoughts on Labor Day 2020

    Neutron Bytes is taking a week off for the Labor Day holiday. In the last decade of the 19th century, Americans toiled 12 hours a day, seven days a week, often in physically demanding, low-paying jobs. Child labor at a … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Aug 29 2020

    NuScale Completes Key Milestone with NRC

    NRC Issues Final Safety Evaluation Report for NuScale Small Modular Reactor Holtec Successfully Completes Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Phase 1 Vendor Design Review NRC releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Interim Storage Partners’ Consolidated Interim Storage Facility The Nuclear Regulatory ...read more
    • Sat, Aug 29 2020

    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 ...read more
    • Mon, Aug 24 2020

    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 ...read more
    • Sat, Aug 22 2020

    Kenya Unveils Plans for a $5B 1000MW Nuclear Power Plant

    Kenya has a $5B plan to Build a 1000MW Nuclear Power Station South Korea Eyes Czech Plans for New Nuclear at Dukovany CEZ Says It Will Start Vendor Selection for Dukovany Later this Year Poland Updates Plans for New Nuclear … Continue reading → ...read more