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Category: Conventional Fuels


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

DESFA opens new LNG station in Greece to supply the region with natural gas

July 19, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

DESFA recently completed the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and gasification station facilities, the first LNG site to supply a local natural gas network in Greece. The station was designed to supply the Central and Western Macedonia […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Price Swings Mean Coal May Replace Natural Gas in European Power Mix This Winter

July 11, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Higher prices for natural gas across Europe mean some countries, particularly in Eastern Europe, likely will burn more coal for power generation during the upcoming winter season. Coal remains a large part of the energy mix in Germany—the largest energy […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Group Selected to Develop Pilot Nuclear Fusion Plant

July 11, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

A global professional services and project management company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, announced it has been chose to develop the pre-concept design for a nuclear fusion pilot plant (FPP). The pilot, announced by Canada-based Canada-based AtkinsRéalis on July 10 as part of Type […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Analyst Says Nuclear Industry Is ‘Totally Irrelevant’ in the Market for New Power Capacity

July 8, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Nuclear power has consistently provided about 19% to 20% of total annual U.S. electricity generation since 1990. It provides significant amounts of electricity in many other countries as well. According to data from The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR), a […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

NNPC to ramp up natural gas offer across station network in Nigeria

July 8, 2024

Via: PetrolPlaza

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced ambitious expansion plans for both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling services across its service station network. Speaking at the simultaneous commissioning of 12 new CNG stations in […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear power has an advantage not reflected in its average price. It’s price stability, and for some users that matters

July 4, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Much of the debate about nuclear power in the month since the Coalition announced its plan to install reactors in seven states has been about cost. But some things matter more to electricity users than the average price they pay for electricity. For big […]


Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Nuclear, Renewable Energy

When it comes to power, solar is about to leave nuclear and everything else in the shade

July 2, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Opposition leader Peter Dutton might have been hoping for an endorsement from economists for his plan to take Australian nuclear. He shouldn’t expect one from The Economist. The Economist is a British weekly news magazine that has reported on economic […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Mexico Increases Reliance on Natural Gas to Support Electricity Demand

July 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Mexico is ramping up its use of natural gas for power generation, with several plants coming online in recent years, and at least 10 more (Table 1) expected to come online this year, next year, or in 2026. The U.S. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

An energy bill boosting nuclear power heading to Biden’s desk

June 21, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much on Capitol Hill these days, but they just passed bipartisan legislation to promote the growth of future nuclear power plants—and President Joe Biden is expected to sign it into law. Democrats and Republicans […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Is It The Death Knell For Thermal Coal?

June 17, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Coal will move further into decline as an energy producer in Australia, after several superannuation companies announced that they will no longer support investing in companies that derive 10% or more of their income from thermal coal production. As a […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

May 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At a May 29 White House summit that showcased recent policy […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. 

May 23, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

It’s welcome that the U.S. House of Representatives in April revived policy discussions over nuclear waste. Our organizations support nuclear energy as a tool of economic opportunity and emissions reduction, and we believe that nuclear’s sustainable expansion is necessary for […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

High-Burnup Nuclear Fuel Rods Delivered for Examination After Having Completed Three Cycles of Commercial Operation

May 9, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

High-burnup fuel rods, manufactured by GE Vernova’s Nuclear Fuel business, Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), have been delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for examination after commercial operation. The rods completed three full cycles […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Supply Chain for the BWRX-300 SMR Takes Shape

April 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is forming a group of qualified supply chain companies to help ensure the deployment of its BWRX-300 small nuclear modular reactor (SMR). The move comes as power companies vie for components amid a supply chain […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

NRC Advances Rule to Streamline Advanced Nuclear Reviews

April 24, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to codify proposed changes to streamline a key environmental review process for advanced nuclear reactors. Nuclear advocates lauded the measure as one of the regulator’s most important actions in 2024. The NRC on […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Massive Electrical and Instrumentation Contract Awarded for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Project

April 17, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

BGEN, one of the UK’s largest engineering firms, has been awarded an £84 million project by GE Steam Power Systems to provide electrical and instrumentation solutions to Hinkley Point C (HPC), which is a two-unit EPR nuclear power station under […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Molten Salt Reactor Technology Solves Several Nuclear Industry Problems

April 9, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Molten salt reactors (MSRs) represent a fascinating intersection of nuclear history and modern innovation. The concept of using molten salts as both a coolant and fuel carrier dates back to the 1950s, with the pioneering work of Alvin Weinberg and […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor

April 2, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Fuel loading at the domestically developed PFBR site (Figure 1) adjacent to the Madras Atomic Power Station was witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 4. “Upon completion of the core loading, the first approach to criticality will be […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Palisades Nuclear Plant on Path to Recommissioning by 2025

March 27, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced a conditional commitment of up to $1.52 billion for a loan guarantee to Holtec Palisades LLC to finance the restoration and resumption of service of the Palisades Power Plant, an […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

UK Companies See Major Opportunity in Nuclear Supply Chain

March 21, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The UK government has ambitions for 24 GW of nuclear energy by 2050 to help in providing energy security for the UK and for meeting its net-zero goals. Among groups helping to revive and expand the UK’s nuclear industry is […]