• Fri, May 28 2021

    China’s CFR-600 Draws Concerns as a Breeder Reactor

    A 600 MW fast reactor, the CFR600, is expected to be complete by 2023. The CFR-600 is a sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron nuclear reactor under construction in Xiapu County, Fujian province, China, on Changbiao Island. Work began on building it in … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, May 21 2021

    Global First Submits 15 MWt SMR for License from CNSC

    Global  First Small Modular Reactor Project Achieves Licensing Milestone UK SMR / Rolls-Royce Consortium Increases Plant’s Power,  Plans To Build Up To 10 By 2035 Idaho Lab Slated to be Site for Use of Nuclear Energy to Produce Hydrogen Doosan … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, May 15 2021

    NuScale Launches Effort to Deploy Floating SMRs

    NuScale Teams with Canadian Firm to Deploy its SMRs via Floating Platforms Danish Firm Plans Floating SMR for Asian Customers South Korea Firms to Manufacture Floating Nuclear Power Plants South Korea / KHNP To Invest $350 Million In SMR Design … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, May 10 2021

    TVA to Collaborate with Kairos Power on 140 MWe SMR

    TVA to Collaborate with Kairos Power on Development of a 140 MWe Advanced SMR Russia Approvs’ $2.4 Billion Project To Use Five Floating Reactors For Remote Minerals Deposit UK ‘Remains Committed’ To Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Project NuScale Engages Guggenheim Securities … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, May 10 2021

    Katy Huff to DOE as Acting @DOE_NE1 and permanent NE2

    Kathryn Huff, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr. Kathryn D. Huff was most recently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she led the Advanced … Continue reading ...read more
    • Sat, May 1 2021

    SMRs Get Wind in their Sails from 3 Seas Initiative

    U.S. State Dept. Commits $5.3M to Promote SMRs Nuclear Energy Developments in 3 Seas Countries – State by State US State Department Offers Support for SMRs and 3 Seas but Not in the Same Breath Rosatom’s Fennovoima Project Revises Construction … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Apr 24 2021

    EDF Makes Its Best Offer to NPCIL for Six EPRs at Jaitapur

    France’s EDF Makes Best office to India for Six EPR Could Small-Scale Nuclear Power Be a Part of Alaska’s Future Energy Mix? Russia / Construction Start of Brest-OD-300 Pilot Plant NRC Wants to Know if Computers Can Think About Nuclear … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Apr 24 2021

    Updated: A Role for Reference Designs and Standards to Speed up Time for Market for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

    This is a summary of my comments made during a webinar hosted by the Global American Business Institute (GABI) on 4/22/21. The YouTube video of the Zoom session is online. In November 2018 Energy Central posted a question about success … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Apr 18 2021

    TRISO Fuel Successfully Fabricated in Canada

    Canadian National Laboratory Successfully Fabricates Advanced Small Modular Reactor Fuel Canada / Power Companies’ Feasibility Study Says SMRs Can Be Economically Competitive USA Preparing To Lead Advanced Nuclear Fuel Supply, Says Korsnick China Gives Green Light To New Russian Nuclear … Continue ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 9 2021

    Facilitating the Next-Generation Nuclear Renaissance, Standardization, Design, and Cross-Sector Considerations

    Register herehttps://bit.ly/3wFeo5k  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Alan Ahn at alanahn@thegabi.com. Thank you always for your interest and support. Reference:Speeding Up Time to Market: A Role for Standards and Reference Designs for Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the U.S. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 9 2021

    NuScale Power gets $40M Investment from Japanese EPC

    NuScale Power gets $40M Equity Investment from a Japanese Firm that Will Also Be Its EPC NuScale Power announced April 5 on that it has completed an investment and strategic partnership agreement with JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC HD), a holding … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Apr 3 2021

    X-Energy Signs MOU to Build XE-100 at Richland, WA, Site

    X-Energy Signs MOU to Build Advanced Reactor at Richland, WA, Site China Begins New Builds of Two New 1000 MWe Hualong One Reactors At Changjiang OPG Collaborating with Moltex to Study Clean Energy Solutions BWXT Awarded Additional Nuclear Thermal Propulsion … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Mar 27 2021

    Centrus Aims for HALEU Production by 2022

    Haleu Fuel / US Production Could Begin ‘By Next Year’ Lightbridge Sets Priorities for SMR Fuel Development Olkiluoto-3 / Finland’s Regulator Issues Fuel Loading Permit For EPR Unit Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency Spikes TEPCO Plans to Restart 7-Unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Plant … Continue reading ...read more
    • Sat, Mar 20 2021

    Moltex Gets $50.5M CDN in Gov’t Grants for its Advanced SMR

    Moltex Receives $50.5M in Canadian Government  Grants for its Advanced SMR DOD Eyes 2023 for Decision to Build Micro Reactors CEZ Can’t Make Up Its Mind About Who Can Bid on 1200 MWE Nuclear New Build at Dukovany France / … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Mar 14 2021

    Barakah / UAE Regulator Grants Operating License For Unit 2

    Barakah / UAE Regulator Grants Operating License For Unit 2 India / Government Pushing Ahead With Ambitious Plan For 10 New Nuclear Reactors Czech Nuclear Regulator Grants Site License For Up To Two Reactors At Dukovany Poland Eyes Coal Site … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Mar 7 2021

    X-Energy Signs on to DOE ARDP for $80M in Initial Funding

    X-Energy Signs on for ARDP and $80M in Initial Funding China  Five-Year-Plan Includes Proposals For Up to 20 New Reactors China Commits to the ACP100 Small Modular Reactor Tvel / Russian Company Starts Fuel Facility For China’s CFR-600 Fast Neutron … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Feb 28 2021

    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 → ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 20 2021

    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 → ...read more
    • Fri, Feb 19 2021

    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 → ...read more
    • Fri, Feb 19 2021

    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 → ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 13 2021

    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 → ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 13 2021

    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 that conventional chemical rockets. The NAS report says that in order for humans to reach … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Tue, Feb 2 2021

    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 → ...read more
    • Sun, Jan 31 2021

    Bulgaria Says 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 → ...read more
    • Sun, Jan 24 2021

    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 → ...read more