Micro modular reactors proposed for Idaho and Illinois

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) is proposing to deploy its Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) at sites in Idaho and Illinois by 2026 through partnerships with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The proposals are part of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, which aims to accelerate …

Bruce Power to help explore use of eVinci in Canada

Bruce Power and Westinghouse Electric Company have agreed to pursue applications of Westinghouse’s eVinci micro reactor programme within Canada. The companies said the agreement supports efforts by the federal and provincial governments to study applications for nuclear technology to reach their goal of a Net Zero Canada by 2050. Over the next year, the work …

Bill Gates-backed nuclear fusion pioneer: ‘We can fill the gaps left by wind and solar’

Scalable plants of around 200MW could take on the toughest decarbonisation challeges – but not until 2040 or so, says CFS chief executive Nuclear fusion can “fill the gaps” left by wind and solar by safely and cost-competitively cracking the toughest challenges facing global decarbonisation – albeit not until the 2040s –the boss of a …

Koeberg celebrates a key milestone with arrival of the Steam Generators

The first of Koeberg nuclear power station’s long-awaited six new replacement steam generators arrived at the plant yesterday. This is a culmination of exceptional teamwork and collaboration, heralding a key milestone for Africa’s only nuclear power station. The steam generators weigh approximately 380 tons each and are about 20 metres long, and the first three …

TerraPower and Centrus team up for HALEU production

TerraPower has announced plans to team with nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus Energy to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU). This, it says, will be needed to fuel many next-generation reactor designs, including the recently announced Natrium Power Storage System designed by TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Existing reactors …

Bruce Power, BWXT combine on MCR, medical isotopes projects to stimulate made-in-Ontario economic recovery

Bruce Power and BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT) announced today they are collaborating on several projects to advance the made-in-Ontario economic recovery program, including an estimated $55-million contract for BWXT to perform fuel channel maintenance on Bruce Power’s Unit 3 nuclear reactor. The Life Extension project is known as Extended West Shift Plus and is scheduled …

Bill Gates’ nuclear venture plans reactor to complement solar, wind power boom

A nuclear energy venture founded by Bill Gates said Thursday it hopes to build small advanced nuclear power stations that can store electricity to supplement grids increasingly supplied by intermittent sources like solar and wind power. The effort is part of the billionaire philanthropist’s push to help fight climate change, and is targeted at helping …

Carbon Free Power Project Advances To Next Phase

Los Alamos County’s Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) will advance into the next phase. The motion to approve continuing the project passed 5-2 during Tuesday night’s County Council meeting. Councilors Randall Ryti and Antonio Maggiore opposed the motion. With this approval, the project’s next phase includes a financial commitment from the County totaling $1,046,849 to …

X-Energy submits its SMR for Canadian Vendor Design Review

US company X-energy announced on 11 August  that it had initiated a Vendor Design Review (VDR) for its Xe-100 small modular reactor (SMR) design with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). In preparing to site the advanced nuclear technology reactors in Canada, with partners across the Canadian supply chain, X-energy has found the ideal environment …