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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NRC Begins Construction Permit Review for Pioneering Nuclear Molten Salt Research Reactor 

November 21, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted Abilene Christian University’s (ACU’s) construction permit application for a 1-MWth nuclear non-power Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR) facility planned for the university’s campus in Abilene, north-central Texas. The acceptance—which essentially marks the NRC […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

DOE selects design for fast nuclear test reactor

July 28, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said it selected a sodium-cooled fast reactor design for its versatile test reactor that would be built at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). If funding is appropriated by Congress, the project would be the first […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Terrestrial Energy Launches 390-MW Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Design

September 30, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Terrestrial Energy has unveiled an upgraded 390-MWe design of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) power plant to meet utility requirements and boost its cost-competitiveness as part of an effort to ramp up its candidacy for deployment at Ontario Power […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Progress on Kairos Power’s Advanced Nuclear Reactor Demonstration Project

July 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Leaders in Tennessee and officials from Kairos Power announced last week that a privately funded project to establish a low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge is moving forward. Alameda, California-based Kairos Power plans to […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

COMBINED THERMAL STORAGE

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

U.S. Begins Quest for a Lunar Nuclear Reactor

July 30, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

What will it realistically take to ready a fission surface power system (FSP)—a small (maybe modular) nuclear reactor—for deployment on the moon by 2027? That’s essentially what Battelle Energy Alliance LLC (BEA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

A Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy in 2020

January 24, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

With a growing realization that nuclear energy is necessary to achieve decarbonization in the electric generation utility industry, and for major process heat applications, 2020 looks like a year where action based on this concept will see more significant developments […]


News and Policies, World

UK introduces low-carbon plans

October 15, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The bill outlines proposals to strengthen the UK’s standards of environmental protection post-Brexit with the establishment of a new public body – the Office for Environmental Protection – which will also hold government and other public bodies to account on […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy

September 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Canadian and United States nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see our two countries collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Kristine Svinicki, Chair of the United States Nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Performance Improves, but More Reactors Needed

September 25, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

“The world’s nuclear plants continue to perform excellently,” Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, wrote in the preface to the recently released World Nuclear Performance Report 2019. Yet, if the nuclear industry is to reach its “Harmony” […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

World’s First AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Reaches Full Power

August 16, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

The world’s first AP1000 nuclear reactor—Sanmen 1 in China’s Zhejiang province—commenced 100% power operation for the first time on August 11, China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) said. Sanmen 1 was connected to the grid on June 30. Earlier this year, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Can We Make A Nuclear Reactor That Won’t Melt Down?

January 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

Yes we can. It’s called a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) and NuScale Power is the company that will build the first one in America. Last year, they submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission the first design certification application […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Energy Dept Plans Advanced Reactor Surge

June 20, 2016

Via: Forbes

The Department of Energy quietly released a draft this month of a plan to double America’s nuclear power capacity, not only with the small modular reactors championed by Secretaries Ernest Moniz and Steven Chu, but also with advanced reactors that do […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

First New U.S. Nuclear Reactor in Almost Two Decades Set to Begin Operating

June 16, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Watts Bar Unit 2 was connected to the power grid on June 3, becoming the first nuclear power plant to come online since 1996, when Watts Bar Unit 1 started operations. Watts Bar Unit 2 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

GE Hitachi’s ESBWR Nuclear Reactor Gains Some Industry Support

October 9, 2015

Via: Energy Manager Today

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and DTE Energy announced plans to explore advancing the detailed design of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). According to GEH, the ESBWR is the world’s safest approved nuclear reactor design based on core […]