Category: Nuclear

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Japan’s JGC Holdings invests $40M into small modular nuclear reactor company NuScale Power

April 6, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In a recent interview with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, energy experts Ernest Moniz and Lynn Good agreed that nuclear energy ought to play a role in the carbon-free energy future. Today, Fluor Corporation announced that JGC Holdings Corporation of […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The POWER Interview: X-energy’s Plan for Sustained Nuclear Growth

March 31, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The global push for carbon neutral and zero-emissions power generation has brought renewed interest in nuclear power, particularly for smaller units that are scalable and in some cases mobile, able to provide power in remote areas. Analysts say smaller nuclear […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Centrus on Track to Produce HALEU Nuclear Fuel Material by Early 2022

March 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Centrus Energy, a firm under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) with domestic technology, says it expects to begin producing the advanced nuclear fuel material by June 2022 at the […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Korsnick: Reactor capacity key to U.S. tackling carbon reduction crisis

March 24, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Editor’s Note: Nuclear energy in the U.S. is the single largest resource of carbon-free power, accounting for 55 percent of that sector which includes utility -scale wind, hydro and solar. Last year, the nuclear sector didn’t add a single reactor, […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear


February 22, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

The Gates Foundation has funded research into safer nuclear thermal power and the natrium cooled reactor is the result. Natrium melts at just under the boiling point of water and remains in the liquid state up to over 800-deg C. […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Resurgence?

February 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Since 1990, nuclear power has consistently supplied about 19% to 20% of the electricity used in the U.S. However, very few nuclear plants have been added to the U.S. fleet over that time. Currently, the only new nuclear project in […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The Role of Digital Insight in a Safer Nuclear Industry

January 28, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, many new nuclear programmes were delayed or significantly repealed. Governments globally, and particularly those in Western Europe, instigated broad-brush policy changes while also conducting substantial safety reviews and nuclear power plant modifications. […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NuScale SMR Chosen for UK Wind-Nuclear Hybrid

January 15, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A British company announced it is joining with U.S.-based NuScale Power to develop a hybrid project using wind energy and small modular reactor (SMR) technology to produce power and green hydrogen. Shearwater Energy, a global energy services company, on Jan. […]

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

Final DOE Advanced Reactor Demonstration Awards Announced

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Wrapping up an eventful year for advanced nuclear, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy announced $20 million in awards for the third of three pathways under its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The ARDP program, which the […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Enters 2021 With Buoyant Global Outlook for Small Modular Reactors

January 4, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The nuclear industry is heading into 2021 with increased optimism around small modular reactors (SMRs) after a series of policy initiatives worldwide in recent weeks. The U.S., U.K. and Canada, three major nuclear markets, all signaled growing support for SMRs […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Fusion — Coming Soon To An Electrical Grid Near You?

December 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

There are two kinds of nuclear power — fission and fusion. Fission is the one we are most familiar with. It involves splitting atoms — isotopes of uranium being the most common — in a process that releases large amounts […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hydrogen policies must include nuclear, says NNWI

December 16, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The report – titled On the Role of Nuclear Power in the Development of a European Hydrogen Economy – calls for policies designed to boost the clean hydrogen sector to be technology neutral. These policies, it says, should acknowledge that […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Reactors Cost Too Much. Here are Some Ideas to Fix it

December 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Nuclear energy is too expensive to build and it is also too important, relative to dealing with climate change, to have its future left to market forces. Several new efforts address these issues with ideas about how to fix the […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Vogtle Receives First Shipment of Nuclear Fuel

December 10, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The two-unit expansion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia reached another milestone as Georgia Power received the first shipment of nuclear fuel for Unit 3 of the project. The utility on Dec. 9 said receipt of the fuel […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

BWXT Accomplishes Restart of TRISO Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing

November 11, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today (Nov 10) that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. subsidiary has completed its TRISO nuclear fuel line restart project and is actively producing fuel at its Lynchburg, Va. facility. “The restart of our […]