• Sat, Jan 28 2023

    GEH Inks Contract to Build BWRX300 at OPG’s Darlington Site

    GEH Inks Contract to Build BWRX300 at Darlington Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear in Joint Venture to Manufacture Fuel Radiant Industries Partners with Centrus Energy for HALEU Fuel Oklo Submits Plans For Licensing Of Nuclear Fuel Recycling First Light Fusion … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Wed, Jan 25 2023

    NuScale’s SMR Costs Hit Hard by Inflation

    NuScale Small Modular Reactor Costs Hit Hard by Inflation The cost of building the nation’s first small modular reactor (SMR) is rapidly escalating due to the impact of as yet uncontrolled inflation in key commodity areas. According to a set … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Jan 22 2023

    NRC Certifies NuScale 50 MW SMR

    NRC Certifies NuScale 50 MWe SMR Michael Goff, Ph.D., Named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy DOE Increases Consent-Based Siting Funding Opportunity to $26 Million NIA Report Offers Vision of a ‘Whole Government Effort’ for Nuclear Reactor Deployment NRC … Continue ...read more
    • Sat, Jan 14 2023

    Japan and US Sync Up for Exports

    Japan and US Join Forces to Gain Global Market Share for New Nuclear Power Plants Japan & US in Joint Nuclear Fuel Testing at the Idaho National Laboratory Holtec’s SMR-160 Nuclear Steam Supply System Could Repurpose Coal Plants General Fusion … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Jan 8 2023

    Six SMR Firms File for UK Generic Design Assessment

    Six SMR Firms File for UK Generic Design Assessment NuScale Submits Design Approval Application to NRC For Updated Voygr Reactor Japan’s Push to Restart Nuclear Reactors Delayed Rokkasho Spent Fuel Reprocessing Plant Delayed Again UK £75 Million Nuclear Fuel Fund … Continue reading ͛ ...read more
    • Mon, Dec 26 2022

    Q&A with General Fusion – Getting Down to Brass Tacks

    Q&A with General Fusion – Getting Down to Brass TacksEditor’s Note: The phase “Get down to brass tacks” is an idiomatic expression, like a ‘dime a dozen,’ meaning – to start … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Thu, Dec 22 2022

    Neutron Bytes will be Off for the Xmas Holiday

    Seasons Greetings Neutron Bytes is taking a break for the  Xmas holiday. In 2023 the blog will enter its 16th year of publication. Resolve in the new year to be safe, be healthy, and be kind to one another. # … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 18 2022

    Russia Submits Bid for Saudi Arabia’s Twin Nuclear Reactors

    Russia Submits Bid for Saudi Arabia’s Twin Nuclear Reactors ThorCon Partners with Bureau Veritas to Advance its 500 MW MSR Philippines / Utility Applying For US Grant For SMR Feasibility Study Barakah / Unit 3 Reaches Full Power With Commercial … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 18 2022

    Lightbridge Inks Strategic Partnerships with INL

    Lightbridge Inks Strategic Partnership with INL GAIN Announces 1st Round FY23 Nuclear Energy Vouchers HALEU Fuel Delays Set Back TerraPower’s Natrium Reactor by Two Years Canada’s Portland Holdings to Invest $350M in Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation UK / £77 Million … Continue reading U ...read more
    • Fri, Dec 16 2022

    Announcement about the Neutron Bytes Twitter Feed

    Due to the escalating chaos taking place on Twitter the blog’s Twitter account  of @djysrv is going on hiatus.  I will no longer post my Tweets there which, in addition to their purpose of informing readers, also serve to support … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 11 2022

    X-energy to Go Public

    X-energy to Go Public BWXT Starts Production of TRISO Fuel for Project Pele Kairos Power, Los Alamos Collaborate to Make TRISO fuel DOE Selects Two Partners To Engage Communities On Nuclear Energy X-energy to Go Public The X-Energy Reactor Company, … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 3 2022

    UK Govt Invests £700M in Sizewell C Nuclear Reactors

    UK Govt Invests £700M in Sizewell C Nuclear Reactors CEZ Gets Three Bidders for New Dukovany Nuclear Reactor ARC SMR Proposed for Green Energy Hub at Canadian Port Centrus Energy Inks HALEU Contract with DOE First Light Fusion Targets 60 … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Thu, Dec 1 2022

    How Fast Will Fusion’s Promise Come True?

    How Fast Will Fusion’s Promise Come True? According to the 2022 report of the Fusion Industry Association (FIA), there are three dozen fusion energy startups which in total are attracting billions of dollars in investor commitments. Clearly, people who are … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Nov 27 2022

    VP Harris in Talks with Philippines, Thailand on Nuclear Energy

    VP Harris Opens Talks in Philippines, Thailand on Nuclear Energy Danish Company to Begin Testing Thorium Prototype Finland to Buy Fuel from Westinghouse for its Russian Built VVER Reactors Rolls-Royce in Talks to Supply Nuclear Reactor to UK Chemicals Giant … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Nov 20 2022

    DOE Rejects Funding for Holtec to Restart Palisades

    DOE Rejects Funding for Holtec to Restart Palisades UK Govt Gives Green Light to Build Sizewell C Twin 1600 MW Reactors Nuclear Hydrogen ‘Can Help Build Economy of the Future’ Westinghouse to Study UK Production of TRISO Nuclear Fuel DOE … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Nov 18 2022

    Update on Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Nuclear Reactors

    Earlier this year Saudi Arabia quietly released a tender for two full size light water design nuclear reactors.  The inquiry was sent to South Korea, France, China and Russia. The process of acquiring two reactors is a down sized effort … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Nov 13 2022

    DOE Awards $150M HALEU Contract to CENTRUS

    DOE Awards $150M HALEU Contract to CENTRUS US Announces Nuclear Hydrogen Production for Ukraine Using NuScale SMR US Export/Import Bank Offers Financing for Romania’s Cernavoda 3 & 4 Bulgaria To Speed Up Supply Of Non-Russian Nuclear Fuel TerraPraxis Selects Terrestrial … Continue reading ...read more
    • Wed, Nov 9 2022

    New Twists and Turns in Poland’s Push for Nuclear Reactors

    The two enormous nuclear energy projects agreed to in principle in Poland over the past two weeks for up to ten full size nuclear reactors are being overshadowed this week by the national security implications of a lawsuit filed by Westinghouse (WEC) against South Korea’s bid team KHNP. The situation ...read more
    • Sun, Nov 6 2022

    Poland Plans a Nuclear Fleet of Up to 10 Reactors

    Poland Signs MOU to Build Six Westinghouse AP1000s South Korea Signs MOU to Build Four APR1400s in Poland OPG Applies For License To Build First SMR At Darlington Site U.S. and Japan in Bilateral Agreement Will Support Export of SMRs … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Nov 5 2022

    The Nuclear Energy Ice Age Appears to Be Over

    The Nuclear Energy Ice Age Appears to Be Over The global scope and division of market segments for the international nuclear energy industry are becoming more clear. As nations seek to replace fossil fueled power plants with reliable 24×7 CO2 … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Oct 30 2022

    TerraPower and Pacific Corp Lay in Plans for Five New Natrium Reactors to Replace Fossil Fuel Power Plants

    TerraPower and Pacific Corp Set Plans for Five New Natrium Reactors to Replace Fossil Fuel Power Plants. Canada Commits CAD $970M for First SMR at Darlington Holtec Project Delivery Plan for SMR-160 in Czech Republic Czech Republic Sees Potential Of … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Oct 23 2022

    Contentious Competition for Poland’s Nuclear New Build

    South Korea’s KHNP and Westinghouse are the two leading bidders for Poland’s new nuclear build. France’s EDF is a lagging bidder reportedly having submitted the most expensive of the three bids. The competition for Poland’s business, six full size reactors, … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Oct 23 2022

    Molten Chloride Salt Test Stand Launched by TerraPower & Southern Company

    Molten Chloride Salt Test Stand Launched by TerraPower, Southern Company Global Nuclear Fuel and TerraPower Announce Natrium Fuel Facility NuScale’s EPC Validated Validated by NRC Holtec & Hyundai Accelerate Work on SMR-160 Design General Atomics Announces Plans for Fusion Pilot … Continue ...read more
    • Mon, Oct 17 2022

    Versatile Test Reactor is Focus of Entire Issue of Nuclear Science and Engineering Peer Reviewed Journal

    American Nuclear Society publishes a special issue of Nuclear Science and Engineering on Versatile Test Reactor The Idaho National Lab’s VTR project will accelerate U.S. advanced nuclear R&D  LA GRANGE PARK, IL, October 17, 2022 Idaho National Laboratory’s crucial Versatile … Continue ...read more
    • Sat, Oct 15 2022

    DOE Wants to Fund Fusion to Get Up a Heat of Steam

    DOE Wants to Fund Fusion to Get Up a Heat of Steam X-Energy to Build $300M Nuclear Fuel Plant in Oak Ridge Sweden Announces Plans To Build Nuclear Power Plants Poland’s Synthos Green Energy in MOU with Canada’s Laurentis To … Continue reading → ...read more