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Canada SMR groups pass early development tests in first reactor push

Mar 13, 2019

Advanced reactor developers are meeting early business case and safety requirements but these pioneering groups must overcome further licensing challenges to tap Canada’s large...

DOE funding propels US towards first advanced fuel factory by 2023

Feb 27, 2019

Federal funding for fuel partner Centrus has bolstered X-energy's bid to build the first U.S. advanced reactor fuel factory but licensing and supply challenges remain, experts...

DOE expands NuScale SMR plan to quantify heat, hydrogen benefits

Feb 13, 2019

The Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratories (INL) will implement design innovations and scaled testing at the U.S.' first small modular reactor (SMR) to optimize...

GE Hitachi targets new decommissioning markets after REI Nuclear buyout

Jan 30, 2019

GE Hitachi’s takeover of decommissioning technology group REI Nuclear deepens its PWR and small reactor expertise and the company is seeking new opportunities in fast-growing U.S. and...

Canadian utilities build SMR alliances as developers tackle licensing

Jan 16, 2019

Nuclear utilities are playing a growing role in Canadian SMR development and their operational expertise could support the first fleet deployment at mining sites, industry experts said.

Canadian operator uses on-site invention labs to accelerate tech gains

Dec 12, 2018

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is using on-site technology invention labs and a streamlined development process to transfer the latest advances to operational plants, Jason Wight,...

US decommissioning costs fall as operators implement learnings

Nov 28, 2018

U.S. nuclear decommissioning cost estimates dipped in 2017 as industry learnings consolidated estimates, while strong capital markets hiked decommissioning funds, the latest figures...

New Brunswick SMR cluster eyes power, technology exports

Nov 28, 2018

New Brunswick's new SMR demonstration cluster could spur the replacement of coal plants across eastern Canada and drive up power and technology exports, Rory O'Sullivan,...

NuScale-BWXT contract set to reveal full modular build payoff

Nov 14, 2018

NuScale's new SMR engineering contract with U.S. supplier BWXT aims to pinpoint manufacturing, assembly and transport efficiencies, prioritising lower levelized cost of energy,...

Canada targets higher nuclear returns, longer lifespans at new test facility

Nov 14, 2018

Canada's new reactor research center will use advanced inspection technologies and micro materials testing to improve maintenance and ageing management programs, industry experts...


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