• Sun, Mar 24 2024

    Startup Offers AI Tool to Access NRC’s ADAMS Library

    Startup Offers AI Tool to Access NRC’s ADAMS Library NRC Says TerraPower Construction License Application for Its Advanced Reactor Needs Work Google, Microsoft, and Nucor Set Clean Tech Plan Romania To Invest in  First SMR Power Plant in 2025 France … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Thu, Mar 21 2024

    Opportunities for Using AI in the Nuclear Energy Industry

    Opportunities for Using AI in the Nuclear Energy Industry There is no shortage of ideas for using artificial intelligence to address the complex problems facing developers of new nuclear reactors as well as operators of existing nuclear power plants. For … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, Mar 18 2024

    Book: Nuclear is Hot; From Glowing Steel to Public Support

    New nuclear reactors exploit heat in fluids such as molten salts, liquid sodium, or helium gas. Their red-hot temperatures in the range of 650-800C puts nearly 50% more of the reactor’s fission energy into electric energy than conventional PWRs at … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Mar 16 2024

    IAEA Kicks Off Nuclear Summit March 21st in Brussels

    IAEA Kicks Off Nuclear Summit March 21st in Brussels Experts Outline Key Challenges for SMR Commercialization Japan’s Government to Back Restart Of Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Station Germany / Minister Announces Funding Program For First Fusion Reactor By 2040 Turkey Continues … Continue ...read more
    • Fri, Mar 8 2024

    IAEA’s Grossi Calls on World Bank to Fund Nuclear Energy

    IAEA’s Grossi Calls for World Bank Funding for Nuclear Energy European Investment Bank Calls SMRs “Bankable” NRC Sets Path Forward for Part 53 Proposed Rule on Advanced Reactor Licensing Amazon Acquires Talen’s Nuclear Powered Data Center Fuel loading Begins at … Continue reading ...read more
    • Sun, Mar 3 2024

    Orano Plans to Recycle Used Nuclear LWR Fuel in US

    Orano Partnership to Recycle Used Nuclear LWR Fuel in US Orano to Open New Isotope Production Plant in Indiana French Reactor Uses Full Core Of Recycled Uranium Fuel Tractebel And Thorizon Sign Partnership On Thorium MSR Development X-Energy Completes CNSC … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Mar 2 2024

    MBS is a Man in a Hurry Seeking Uranium Enrichment and Nuclear Reactors

    What would be the US role in supplying it and controlling their use? MBS is a Man in a Hurry Seeking Uranium Enrichment and Nuclear Reactors Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salma (MBS) is a man in a hurry to … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 24 2024

    Kairos Power Wins DOE $303M Award for Hermes Reactor

    Kairos Power Wins DOE $303M Award for Hermes Reactor AtkinsRéalis and AECL Plan 1,000 MWe CANDU Reactor India Seeks $26 Billion in Domestic Private Investment in Nuclear Energy South Korea to Invest in SMR Manufacturing Center Rolls-Royce Looks to Europe … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 24 2024

    Type One Fusion to Locate Fusion Plant at TVA Site

    Type One Fusion to Locate Fusion Plant at TVA Site Princeton Team Uses AI Model To Predict Plasma Stability IAEA Designates First Collaborating Center on Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear Power UKAEA And Kyoto Fusioneering Collaborate To Develop Fusion Energy Projects … Continue reading U ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 17 2024

    US Nuclear Fuel Progress is a Mix Bag of Milestones

    GE Verona Gets NRC OK for 8% U235 Fuel Production Fuel Fabrication Efforts Show Progress for HALEU Cylinder Shortages Delay Centrus HALEU Production BWXT Awarded $122 Million for Uranium Downblending Services Westinghouse Submits AP300 to for Generic Design Assessment Hyundai … Continue reading ...read more
    • Fri, Feb 16 2024

    More Criminal Charges in Ohio Nuclear Bribery Case

    More Criminal Charges in Ohio Nuclear Bribery Case Ohio Attorney General David Yost has filed a total of 27 criminal (felony) charges against two former executives of First Energy and the former chairman of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC). … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Westinghouse Wins a Deal to Build Four AP300s in UK

    Westinghouse Wins an SMR Project in the UK Westinghouse Eliminated from Czech Nuclear Project Five Companies Shortlisted to Build Bulgaria’s Kozloduy-7 AP1000 Nuclear Plant Korean Shipbuilder Joins Maritime SMR Project Fuel Fabrication Starts for MARVEL Microreactor NASA Contracts for Lunar … Continue ...read more
    • Sun, Feb 4 2024

    OpenAI CEO Altman Says Future of AI Depends on an Energy Breakthrough

    OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman said at a forum held at the Davos conference in Switzerland that an energy breakthrough is necessary for future artificial intelligence. It is needed, he said, because the semiconductors that process AI applications consume enormous amounts … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Feb 3 2024

    Holtec Optimistic on DOE $1.5 Billion Loan to Reopen Palisades

    Holtec Optimistic on DOE $1.5 Billion Loan to Reopen Palisades DOE Awards PG&E’s Diablo Canyon $1.1 billion Czech Republic Seeks Bids for Four Nuclear Reactors From EDF And KHNP SaskPower Deal with GE Hitachi for BWRX300 SMR Capital Power and … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Jan 28 2024

    GEH BWRX300 Gaining Traction in UK SMR Market

    UK ONR Starts GDA for BWRX300 GEH Wins £33 Million Grant For BWRX-300 SMR X-Energy Completes CNSC Vendor Design Review Westinghouse Plans Deploying a Transportable Nuclear Reactor in Canada By 2030 Bulgaria Opens Procurement Process for Two AP1000s Tender Launched … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Jan 19 2024

    Lessons for NuScale and Its Next Customers

    Lessons Learned for NuScale and Its Next Customers The question a lot of talking heads in the mass media, the nuclear trade press, and in investor reports are asking is whether the cancellation of NuScale’s planned six 77 Mwe small … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Jan 13 2024

    DOE Issues RFP for $500M in HALEU Contracts

    DOE Issues RFP for $500M in HALEU Contracts UK / HALEU Nuclear Fuel Gets a £300m Boost UK / HALEU Facility Set for Urenco’s Capenhurst Site Stock Prices of Uranium Miners Rise on RFP for HALEU UK Lays Out Revised … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Jan 13 2024

    News Roundup on New Reactors in the New Year

    China Inks Approval for Four New Reactors India and Russia to Add Units to Kudankulam France to Build as Many as 14 New EPRs Indonesia National Energy Council Endorses ThorCon Puget Sound Energy Invests $10 million in Plan for X-Energy … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Jan 7 2024

    Some Quick Thoughts on SMRs for Data Centers

    Some Quick Thoughts on SMRs for Data Centers In recent months a lot of attention has been given to the concept of using small modular reactors (SMRs) to provide reliable 24 X7 conditioned power to the many large data centers … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Jan 6 2024

    NuScale Lays off 40% of its Staff

    According to reports in the Huffington Post and the Oregonian newspaper, NuScale laid off 40% of its over 500 employees on Friday January 5th. The Huffington Post cited a recording of a virtual meeting held with NuScale employees Friday morning … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Mon, Jan 1 2024

    Japan Earthquake / No Irregularities at Nuclear Power Plants

    Japan issued tsunami alerts and ordered evacuations following a series of earthquakes on Monday on Japan’s west coast. According to news media reports, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported more than a dozen quakes off the coast of Ishikawa Prefecture   … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 30 2023

    Japan Marks Progress to Open Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

    Japan Marks Progress to Open Kashiwazaki-Kariwa South Korea Awards Contract to Build Two 1400 MW PWRs Spain to Pull the Plug on Seven Reactors by 2035 UK Struggles with Goals for Nuclear Energy Energy Fuels Starts Uranium Production at Three … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 23 2023

    Neutron Bytes 2023 Year End Report

    In calendar year 2023 combined readership on this blog (104,000), and through syndication at multiple sites (200,000+), totaled over 300,000 page views for the 5th year in a row. Combined readership grew slightly adding about 5% in terms of visitors … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Wed, Dec 20 2023

    Neutron Bytes is Off for the Seasonal Holidays

    Neutron Bytes is taking a break for the  holidays. Resolve in the new year to be safe, be healthy, and to be kind to one another. In 2024 the blog will enter its 17th year of publication Neutron Bytes gives … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Wed, Dec 20 2023

    GAIN Vouchers Accelerate Seven Advanced Nuclear Firms

    GAIN Vouchers Accelerate Seven Advanced Nuclear Firms NASA’s Gets PU-238 to Power Deep Space Missions Bulgaria Approves €766 Million For Two New Reactors at Kozloduy Ukraine Signs with Westinghouse for Khmelnitski-5 Oklo Names Siemens Energy as Preferred Supplier NEA Sets … Continue reading ...read more