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Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing May Be Making a Comeback—Here’s Why

October 27, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Department of Energy (DOE) has ramped up efforts to explore recycling spent nuclear fuel (SNF), or used nuclear fuel (UNF), from the nation’s fleet of light water reactors (LWRs), doling out $38 million in federal awards to a dozen […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Construction begins at Oak Ridge fuel plant for advanced nuclear reactors

October 14, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Shovels are officially in the ground at a $300 million nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. X-energy’s TRISO-X facility is being funded initially as part of a $3.2 billion federal program to develop, build and demonstrate advanced nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Giant Westinghouse Acquired by Renewable Power Company and Uranium Fuel Supplier

October 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A consortium comprised of Brookfield Renewable Partners, together with its institutional partners, and Cameco Corp. announced on Oct. 11 an agreement to acquire Westinghouse Electric Co. from Brookfield Business Partners (BBU). The deal has a total enterprise value of about […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

August 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s true, according to the U.S. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

USA relaunches used fuel management programme

December 1, 2021

Via: World Nuclear News

“Hearing from and then working with communities interested in hosting one of these facilities is the best way to finally solve the nation’s spent nuclear fuel management issues,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. The DOE issued a request for […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Industry’s First Complete Accident-Tolerant Nuclear Assembly in Operation at Calvert Cliffs

November 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The first complete accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) assembly is now operational at Exelon’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 in Maryland, bringing an industry-led quest to accelerate commercialization of the new nuclear technology closer to fruition. Inserted during the plant’s […]


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 […]


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

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

February 11, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The uranium reserve funding is part of USD1.3 billion requested for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which also includes USD295 million for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The DOE’s total budget request is USD35.4 billion for the next […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Advancing Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel Technologies for Safe and Reliable Nuclear Plants

June 7, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Experts in the nuclear energy industry are making significant advancements in fuel technologies that will help today’s and tomorrow’s fleets of nuclear reactors operate efficiently, reliably and safely. One area in which experts are rapidly making progress is with enhanced […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear more competitive than fossil fuels: report

February 10, 2017

Via: World Nuclear News

“Nuclear power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector,” British consultancy Lloyd’s Register says in a report published today. The report, titled Technology Radar – a Nuclear Perspective, is based […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Making Nuclear Energy Greener

October 26, 2016

Via: Power Engineering

Today, everyone seems to be talking about CO2 and how to reduce it. Carbon-free energy sources are sought-after. Generous subsidies for wind and solar especially, both federal and state, have contributed to their individual success in various parts of the […]