China National Nuclear Power plans to establish traveling-wave reactor company

China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd (CNNP), a unit of one of the country’s three largest State-owned nuclear operators, has announced plans to establish a Hebei-based company to promote the development of traveling-wave reactor, or TWR, technology. The move will be carried out in partnership with Huadian Fuxin Energy Limited Company, Zhejiang Zheneng Electric Power Co Ltd, …

Advanced fuel agreements signed

Two separate innovative nuclear fuels are closer to deployment thanks to agreements signed yesterday. Lightbridge Corporation and Areva NP signed a binding agreement to set up a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialise Lightbridge’s advanced metallic fuel technology, while a memorandum of understanding between X-energy and Centrus Energy will see the companies work toward …

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 …