Canada Poised to Lead the Deployment of Next-Generation Nuclear Technology

The Government of Canada recognizes that innovation in the nuclear sector plays a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering good, middle-class jobs as Canada moves toward a low-carbon future. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today welcomed the release of the Canadian Small Modular Reactor Roadmap, which he described …

Sheffield’s nuclear power manufacturing plans ‘could receive government support’

Plans to make small nuclear reactors in Sheffield could receive government support, business secretary Greg Clark said, but its backers would have to demonstrate the electricity they produced was competitively priced. Mr Clark said he was aware of a Sheffield University-led project to start manufacturing equipment for reactors, with the aim for SMRs to be …

Here’s why investors are starting to put uranium in the battery metal basket

It’s clear that electric cars will have a huge impact on battery metals — but not many investors realise the impact they will have on demand for uranium. Electric vehicles (or “EVs”) will be charged from mains power around the clock, dramatically increasing power demand from the electricity grid in coming years. Nuclear power is expected to play a crucial role …

Electric vehicles and opportunities for nuclear energy

The electrification of transport could potentially offer many opportunities for nuclear generation, Brandon Munro told the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in London today. The acceleration in global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) over the past six years is a key litmus test signalling the reality of this shift, the CEO of Bannerman Resources said. …

Innovation is key to industry’s resilience, says Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company is starting the next phase in its long history with one key message: The nuclear industry, which has always provided safe, clean and reliable energy, needs innovation now more than ever before. Speaking at the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in London, Westinghouse President and CEO José Gutiérrez described the company’s strategy following its …

CNNC completes design of district heating reactor

The preliminary design of the Yanlong swimming pool-type low-temperature reactor for district heating has been completed, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced yesterday. CNNC launched its independently researched and developed Yanlong reactor (referred to as the DHR-400) for district heating in November 2017. The move came shortly after the “49-2” pool-type light-water reactor developed by …