UComps: Project Generation Capability for Uranium Explorers

EXCLUSIVE TO SIGHTLINE U3O8 – This month’s UComparables edition will focus on the Uranium Explorers’ ability to be project generators and de-risk exploration by accessing capital from partners to fund the high-risk and expensive drilling phases of exploration.  A project generator (“PG”) is defined as a company that acquires and maintains a portfolio of multiple …

UComps: Uranium Developers’ Stage

EXCLUSIVE TO SIGHTLINE U3O8 –This month’s UComparables edition will focus on the Uranium Developers and the simple metrics of their key project’s stage of development – specifically, resource size, grade and mining method. As stated in the past, it is not our intention to provide analysis or opinion as to the investment potential of these …

Keeping Score of Canada’s Infamous Uranium Reservoir – The Athabasca Basin

EXCLUSIVE TO SIGHTLINE|U3O8 – Anyone who follows the uranium market is familiar with Canada’s legendary Athabasca Basin (the “Basin”) – host to the “world’s richest uranium deposits with U3O8 grades reaching 10 times that seen around the rest of the world”. Most, however, may not be familiar the true bounty of the region’s uranium stores …

Uranium Underfeeding: Big Price Factor? (Part 1)

EXCLUSIVE TO SOURCELINE U3O8 – Since 2007, U3O8 prices have largely been moving in one direction – down. With long-term and spot prices languishing at 12-year lows, the uranium sector has been struggling over the past few years. Many analysts will cite uranium underfeeding and the subsequent sale of additional enriched uranium on the spot …

Hungary Vows To Be Carbon-Free By 2050, Remains Committed To Nuclear Power

The government of Hungary said it will need about $165.4 billion to convert its entire economy to carbon-free status by the year 2050, in order to meet the European Union’s mandate of “climate neutrality.” Hungary’s Innovation and Technology Minister Laszlo Palkovics said 90% of Hungary’s electricity production should be carbon-free by 2030. Palkovics added that …

Indian Envoy To Russia Says Countries Could Build Nuclear Power Plants In Africa & Middle East

Russia and India may team up to construct nuclear power plants in Africa and the Middle East, according to India’s ambassador to Russia, building on their current experiences in Bangladesh. “There are also good prospects for cooperation of Russia and India in nuclear energy in third countries,” Ambassador Venkatesh Varma told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “We are …

Bruce Power, Town of Saugeen Shores welcome Williams Industrial Services Group on opening of Canadian offices

Williams Industrial Services Group, an Atlanta-based company which is supporting Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement project, officially opened its Canadian offices yesterday. Williams, which has worked at more than 40 nuclear stations throughout Canada and the United States, is providing project controls services to Bruce Power. The company’s Canadian operations are based in Saugeen Shores …

Top 10 large, high-grade uranium projects

Uranium companies have been awaiting a price recovery following the tragic Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor disaster in March 2011. Since early 2016, the spot uranium price has remained below US$30 per lb. uranium oxide (U3O8). Many uranium producers have curtailed and shuttered operations, maintaining assets while awaiting a more profitable future. Some juniors have successfully …

France could shut next two nuclear reactors sooner than expected

France could shut down its next two nuclear reactors in 2025-2026 if market conditions are right, earlier than expected as it presses ahead with plans to close 14 reactors by 2035, a government consultation document showed on Tuesday. Nuclear-dependent France aims to reduce the share of atomic power in its electricity generation to 50% by …

Turkey, Japan scrap partnership in Sinop nuclear plant in Turkey’s north

Turkey is reassessing its major partner for the country’s second nuclear plant in the Black Sea province of Sinop, Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez said on Jan. 19. In an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, Dönmez said that the time schedule and pricing of the nuclear power plant in Sinop fell short of the ministry’s expectations …

Romania to scrap deal with Chinese partner to expand Cernavoda nuclear power plant

Romania’s government will exit the deal with its Chinese partner China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) on the construction of reactors 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced in an interview with Hotnews.ro. He invoked the European Union’s Green Deal rather than security issues or cost concerns circulated …

EU Green Deal ignores its own biggest clean energy source

The European Commission yesterday unveiled its plan for at least EUR1 trillion (USD1.1 trillion) in sustainable investments over the next decade. The European Green Deal Investment Plan (EGDIP) is the investment pillar of the Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050. In December last year, all member states agreed to green …