• 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
    • Sat, Dec 16 2023

    NRC OKs Construction Permit for Kairos Research Reactor

    NRC OKs Construction Permit for Kairos Research Reactor South Africa Plans 2500 MWe Nuclear Reactor Procurement Urenco to Expand Netherlands Enrichment Plant Microsoft Plans Use of Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear Plant Projects Illinois Governor Signs Legislation  to Allow SMRs NRC … Continue ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 10 2023

    China Begins Commercial Operation of 1st HTGR

    China Begins Commercial Operation of 1st HTGR UK Awards Holtec £30M to Support Generic Design Assessment effort for its SMR KHNP to Promote i-SMR in Indonesia, Jordan OPG Selects Suppliers for Fuel Contracts for BWRX300 SMRs Uranium Energy Deal with … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 10 2023

    Japan And Europe Announce Operation of Fusion Reactor

    Nuclear Fusion / Japan And Europe Announce Operation Of JT-60SA Reactor DOE Announces $42 Million for Inertial Fusion Energy Hubs UK Fusion Program Awards $6 million in Fusion Energy Program Nuclear Fusion / Japan And Europe Announce Operation Of JT-60SA … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 10 2023

    A Case of Regulatory Capture: Former Ohio PUC Chair Arrested

    Experts in the field of setting electricity rates for nuclear energy utilities sometimes refer to a condition of “regulatory capture” in which the state public utility commission becomes “captured” by the very entities they are supposed to regulate and then … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Dec 8 2023

    COP28: Multiple Initiatives for Fusion Energy Underway

    COP28: IAEA Fusion Energy Initiatives Update on Fusion Initiatives Launched at COP28 Sustainable Markets Initiative Launches Fusion Task Force COP28: IAEA Fusion Energy Initiatives Fusion is developing fast and gaining momentum as a climate solution, the IAEA Director General Rafael … Continue ...read more
    • Fri, Dec 8 2023

    COP28: Five Nations Pledge $4.2B for Nuclear Fuel Supplies

    COP28: Five Nations Pledge $4.2B for Nuclear Fuel Supplies Lightbridge Plans Pilot Fuel Fabrication Facility at Centrus plant in Piketon, Ohio Framatome Plans UK Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Plant Triga Joint Venture Wins Contract To Fabricate Fuel For INL’s Marvel Reactor … Continue reading ͛ ...read more
    • Wed, Dec 6 2023

    COP28: Watching Sausage Being Made Not for the Faint Hearted

    Highlights of the Observations of Several Energy and Climate Experts Attending COP28 Including Pros and Cons of Climate Finance Models In a bylined article titled “May Day at COP28” appearing online in the politically conservative American Thinker, nuclear engineer Joseph … Continue reading &# ...read more
    • Tue, Dec 5 2023

    COP28: US Launches Global Strategy to Commercialize Fusion

    COP28: US Launches Global Strategy to Commercialize Fusion The United States will work with other governments to speed up efforts to make nuclear fusion a new source of carbon-free energy, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said on 12/5/23. “We are … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Tue, Dec 5 2023

    COP28: Deal Making for SMRs with GE-Hitachi, TerraPower

    ENEC, GE Hitachi Sign MOU for Investment in the BWRX300 SMR ENEC, TerraPower Sign MOU for Investment in Natrium SMR ENEC, GE Hitachi Sign MOU for Investment in SMRs The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GE Hitachi ...read more
    • Mon, Dec 4 2023

    HOLTEC Plants it Flag with SMRs at Palisades

    HOLTEC Plants it Flag with SMRs at Palisades NuScale Partners with ORNL to Assess Use of the SMR for Combined Heat and Power New Consortium Aims to Deployment Lead-Cooled Nuclear Plants Finland Plans Fleet of 15 SMRs for District Heating … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sun, Dec 3 2023

    COP28: Leaders Announce 2024 Nuclear Energy Summit

    The IAEA announced in a a press statement that a first-of-its-kind nuclear energy summit will be held next year, it was announced at COP28 today. Leaders from around the world will gather in Brussels in March 2024 to highlight the … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 2 2023

    Saskatchewan Commits $80M for Westinghouse eVinci SMR

    Saskatchewan Commits $80M for Westinghouse eVinci SMR BHP to Consider SMRs for Giant Potash Mine in Saskatchewan SaskPower Commits to Small Modular Reactors Canada’s ARC SMR Developer Inks MOU with South Korea’s KHNP AtkinsRealis Announces New CANDU Nuclear Plant Design … Continue reading ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 2 2023

    COP28: White House Announces Nuclear Energy Initiatives

    At COP28, the United States announced three new initiatives as part of its leadership in efforts to accelerate nuclear energy capacity: 1. Advancing a Secure Nuclear Fuel Supply Chain – Building on our pledge announced in April 2023 at the … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 2 2023

    Ultra Safe Nuclear Inks Advanced Fuel Deal with Framatome

    Ultra Safe Nuclear Inks Advanced Fuel Deal with Framatome OPG Inks Deals for SMR Fuels DOE Issues RFP for HALEU Fuel via Deconversion No US Equity Investments for Poland’s Reactor Program EDF Plans Accelerated New Build of Reactors in 2030s … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Sat, Dec 2 2023

    COP28: Nations Commit to Tripling Nuclear Energy

    Ministerial declaration puts nuclear at heart of climate action Speaking at COP28 Sama Bilbao y León, Director General of the World Nuclear Association, said the significance of the declaration could not be overstated. Image: WNA Twenty two countries have signed … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Fri, Dec 1 2023

    COP28: IAEA Calls for Sustained Investment in Nuclear Energy

    Landmark statement says reactors can help tackle the ‘existential challenge of a rapidly warming planet’ (NucNet) The goal of global net zero carbon emissions can only be reached by 2050 with swift, sustained and significant investment in nuclear energy, the … Continue reading → ...read more
    • Thu, Nov 30 2023

    COP28: Nuclear Is Ready To Emerge As Crucial Player

    US will lay out international strategy to commercialize fusion and lead push to triple nuclear fission reactor capacity globally by 2050 (NucNet) As world leaders convene at this year’s Cop28 climate conference in Dubai, the head of the UN’s nuclear … Continue reading → ...read more