NRC Begins Construction Permit Review for Pioneering Nuclear Molten Salt Research Reactor 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:18:13 +0000

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted Abilene Christian University’s (ACU’s) construction permit application for a 1-MWth nuclear non-power Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR) facility planned for the university’s campus in Abilene, north-central Texas. The acceptance—which essentially marks the NRC “docketing” of the application—formally kicks off the regulatory agency’s review of ACU’s proposed Nuclear Energy […]

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How NRIC Is Helping Advance Technology for the Nuclear Power Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 21:44:34 +0000

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The National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) is a national Department of Energy (DOE) program led by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) that allows collaborators to harness the world-class capabilities of the U.S. National Laboratory System. NRIC supports the construction and demonstration of advanced reactor systems through a suite of services and capabilities. “Our vision is […]

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Siemens Energy Seals Deal for Hydrogen-Ready Coal-to-Gas Switch

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:45:42 +0000

European energy giant EnBW will pilot switching a 114-year-old coal-fired waste incineration and district heating power plant in Stuttgart-Münster, Germany, to gas-fired technology while ensuring the regionally significant plant will be ready to combust hydrogen “as quickly and completely” as possible. Siemens Energy on Nov. 17 sealed an agreement with the utility for an overall […]

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New Study Finds Electrification Reduces Emissions and Improves Air Quality

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:59:32 +0000

A group of researchers found that “Adopting electric end-use technologies instead of fossil-fueled alternatives, known as electrification, is an important economy-wide decarbonization strategy that also reduces criteria pollutant emissions and improves air quality.” Findings from the study conducted by nine researchers—four from EPRI, four from Ramboll, and one from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory—were published […]

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NET Power’s First Allam Cycle 300-MW Gas-Fired Project Will Be Built in Texas

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:30:05 +0000

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NET Power, developer of the novel Allam-Fetvedt supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycle, will build its first 300-MW natural gas–fired power plant at an Occidental-hosted site near Odessa, Texas. The “serial number one” project will demonstrate—at utility scale—NET Power’s potentially revolutionary technology, which promises to provide low-cost gas-fired power generation, no atmospheric emissions, no water […]

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Six Major Electric Utilities Join Forces to Pursue a Southeastern Hydrogen Hub

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:48:30 +0000

Marking intent interest from the power sector in hydrogen’s decarbonization potential, six major utilities—Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E), Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU), Southern Co., and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)—have announced they will jointly pursue federal financial support for a Southeast Hydrogen Hub. The utilities, along with Battelle, an independent […]

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China Approves Commissioning of Thorium-Powered Reactor

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:13:00 +0000

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Aug. 2 gave Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP) the green light to commission the experimental 2-MWth thorium-based molten salt reactor (TMSR-LF1) at

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Investment Bank ‘Mobilizing’ up to $115 Billion for Renewables, Energy Storage and More in EU

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 18:41:25 +0000

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The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) said it will support an initial investment of €30 billion ($30.2 billion) in loans and equity financing to move the European Union (EU) away from fossil fuels and toward cleaner forms of energy over the next five years. The EIB board of directors on Oct. 26 said a […]

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Blue Ammonia Production Efforts for Fuel Supply, Exports in High Gear Along U.S. Gulf Coast

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 12:51:51 +0000

Energy giants Chevron and Uniper are pairing with chemical technology companies Air Liquide and LyondellBasell to explore a hydrogen and ammonia production facility along the U.S. Gulf Coast that could support industrial decarbonization and mobility applications in the region and expand clean ammonia exports. The companies, in a joint statement on Oct. 19, said they […]

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UK Picks Coal Power Plant as Site for Nuclear Fusion Energy Prototype

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2022 19:03:35 +0000

The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) ground-breaking STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) prototype fusion energy plant will be built at the site of the West Burton power station, a 1-GW coal-fired plant owned by EDF in North Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands region of England, the UK government announced on Oct. 6. UKAEA, which carries out […]

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