Energy Fuels says it could triple US uranium production if prices increase

Energy Fuels, a leading US producer of uranium, expects to be the country’s top producer at about 650,000 lb in 2017 and could triple its annual output if prices rose from the current $20/lb, a company official said Monday. In comments webcast on the company’s website Monday afternoon, Curtis Moore, vice president of markets and …

Largest uranium producing countries in the world

Nuclear power is gaining popularity as the world tries to meet increased demand for electricityfrom non-carbon sources. Nuclear power is a result of heat generated through the fission process of atoms. The most common fuel used in conventional nuclear fission power stations is uranium, a silvery-white radioactive metal in the actinide series of the periodic …

Bannerman hopeful on uranium price

Perth – Uranium developer Bannerman Resources is optimistic about the future of the uranium price, with CEO Brandon Munro telling delegates at the fifteenth yearly Africa Downunder conference, in Perth, that the current decade-low prices are unsustainable. “The uranium spot price is languishing at a decade low price of $20/lb,” Munro said on Thursday. “While all commodity markets are cyclical, and it …

Marenica Energy begins test work on Langer Heinrich uranium samples

Uranium ore samples collected by ASX-listed Marenica Energy from the Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia have been received in Perth for immediate test work. Namibia – The aim of the test work is to confirm the substantial benefits expected from implementation of Marenica’s proprietary U-pgrade process on the ore. In June, Marenica Energy and Paladin Energy agreed to conduct …

Namibia – Husab Uranium Mine Assists in Narrowing Current Account Deficit

Namibia’s current account deficit will narrow substantially through to 2020. The trade deficit will shrink significantly as the completion of the Husab uranium mine and several construction projects will simultaneously boost mineral exports and decrease demand for imports linked to construction. At the same time, Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts will broadly hold up, …

Kazakhstan seeks to further promote global nuclear security, set to launch LEU Bank to boost nuclear power industry

ASTANA – The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank will be launched Aug. 29 at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk, said Parliament Senate Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the opening of the 62nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs here on Aug. 25. The conference titled “Confronting New Nuclear Dangers,” …

Here’s How Warren Buffett Bankrolled A Uranium Bank In Kazakhstan

An international nuclear watchdog agency will open the first independent “bank” for nuclear reactor fuel on Aug. 29 in Kazakhstan, a bid to forestall developing nations from building their own nuclear capabilities. Uranium can both make electricity and make bombs, a key dilemma of the nuclear age. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank is intended to …

Energy Fuels lifts Canyon Mine uranium resource, adds copper

A new independent mineral resource estimate for uranium junior Energy Fuels’ Canyon Mine project, in Arizona, has increased the uranium oxide (U3O8) resource by one-million pounds, and for the first time outlined a copper resource. The TSX-V- and NYSE MKT-listed miner said on Wednesday that the bulk of the resource growth was a function of upgrading inferred resources to the measured and …