Russian factory launches new centrifuges for uranium enrichment

YEKATERINBURG, December 28. /TASS/. New-generation gas centrifuge for uranium enrichment came on stream at the Urals Electrochemical Factory [Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk region] on Thursday, the press service of the factory told TASS. “The enterprise successfully launched five sections of a technological unit equipped with ninth-generation gas centrifuges,” the report said. According to Mikhail Denisov, the chief of …

Uranium Prices – KasAtomProm Takes Control

EXCLUSIVE TO SIGHTLINE U3O8 – Since 2007, Kazakhstan has raced to become the world’s largest producer of uranium. With the second highest amount of known recoverable uranium resources and one of the lowest production costs in the industry, Kazakhstan has positioned itself perfectly to dominate the uranium market. So, what have they done with those …

Areva says state subscribed to 2.5 billion euro capital increase for NewCo

PARIS (Reuters) – The French state has fully subscribed to a 2.5 billion euro ($2.92 billion) capital increase of nuclear fuel group Areva NewCo, completing one of the last stages of a complex state-funded restructuring of the company, Areva said on Thursday. Areva (AREVA.PA) said that the 500 million euros that Japanese companies Mitsubishi Heavy …

India must achieve the target of 63 GW nuclear-installed capacity by 2032

  In 2015, India communicated its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) for the period 2021-30 consisting of eight elements. Of these, two have a direct relationship with nuclear energy: to achieve about 40% cumulative electric power installed capacity from nonfossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030, and to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by …

Companies promise payback when prices rise — but until then, uranium wants a break

When the market recovers, the uranium industry won’t need a tax break. But it does now, industry representatives say.Citing low prices and employment, the Wyoming Mining Association will make the case for a state tax cut on uranium when lawmakers meet Thursday in Casper. The cuts worked once before, they say. In the early ‘90s, …

IAEA fuel ‘bank’ on course

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano yesterday updated the agency’s board of governors on recent developments including the IAEA’s storage facility for low-enriched uranium (LEU) – known as the LEU Bank – which will be inaugurated on 29 August and should receive its first uranium in 2018. The facility, at the Ulba Metallaurgical …