Stakeholders show interest in Canadian SMR plans

Over 70 organisations have submitted responses to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) request for expressions of interest in small modular reactors (SMRs), including more than 15 expressions of interest in building a prototype or demonstration reactor. The Canadian nuclear science and technology organisation earlier this year released a long-term strategy including the goal of siting a new SMR …

Building The Next Generation of Nuclear Reactors

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is involved with a number of philanthropic efforts all over the world. Infectious disease research, improving healthcare in impoverished areas, and expanding educational access are just some of the efforts the organization is undertaking to improve society. Improving research and development initiatives for new energy sources has also been …

China approves plan to promote unified nuclear reactor brand

SHANGHAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – China has approved a plan from its two state nuclear developers to promote a single integrated nuclear reactor brand that will help speed up construction and strengthen their ability to compete in markets overseas. China is in the middle of an ambitious nuclear programme that could bring total capacity to …

Government holds crunch talks with industry giants over the future of British nuclear energy

  The key nuclear power players have been called in by the Government for crunch talks on plans to meet Britain’s energy demands with new small reactor technology, amid mounting fears over delays and Whitehall paralysis. Industry giants including NuScale, Rolls-Royce, Hitachi and Westinghouse have been summoned by ministers in a bid to reignite interest …

Securing power in the South China Sea: Beijing’s plans for floating nuclear reactors get US$150 million boost

China has announced plans to bolster its maritime nuclear capabilities with the creation of a major new joint venture project, which could also provide the catalyst for the development of floating reactors in the South China Sea and beyond. State-owned China National Nuclear Power announced on Thursday it was establishing the new company – with …

New Plan for Fueling Russia’s Floating Nuclear Plant

Bowing to a campaign of pressure from Bellona and the Norwegian government, builders of Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant have finally agreed not to load its uranium fuel in the middle of St. Petersburg, a city of five million people. Officials with Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation, had previously planned to fuel the controversial Akademik …

CNNC’s new reactor set to go into global market

China National Nuclear Corp, one of the country’s largest nuclear companies, is one step closer to exporting its high-temperature gas cooled reactor projects to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with its HTGR fuel assembly line entering mass production. The world’s first production line for HTGR fuel elements started mass production on …

Breakthrough in size, safety of a complete nuclear power module in a shipping container

There are new small modular reactors where the nuclear reactor could be approaching the size of a shipping container but then the balance of the nuclear plant (turbines and other systems) is far larger. Holos Generator is transportable (by heavy lift cargo plane or truck), sealed, self-controlled, highly-efficient, affordable, and load-following, thus providing a generator …