[VIDEO] POWER Insights: Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 12:00:00 +0000

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In the first installment of POWER’s brand new video interview series, POWER Insights, Kurt Terrani, technical director of the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) program, talks to POWER Senior Associate Editor Sonal Patel about the innovative microreactor program spearheaded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and project partners, including Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and […]

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DOE  Launches Program to Demonstrate Advanced Nuclear Reactors Within 5 Years

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 17:28:54 +0000

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Bolstered by $230 million in Congressionally appropriated funding, the Department of Energy (DOE) has officially launched the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) to help U.S.-based private developers of advanced nuclear reactors demonstrate their technology in the U.S. Much anticipated by industry, the program formally established under the Office of Nuclear Energy program on May 14 […]

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Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs to Get Digital Twins

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 12:56:45 +0000

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Nine projects will get $27 million in federal funding to develop digital twin technology for promising advanced nuclear reactor designs—including Kairos, Xe-100, BWRX-300, and the SSR-W—and help achieve a ten-fold reduction in their operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. The funding announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) on May 13 will be furnished under the […]

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Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 17:27:04 +0000

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A first-of-its-kind nuclear reactor that will use a 3D-printed core, advanced materials, and integrated sensors and controls is on track for completion by 2023. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, work is ramping up to demonstrate the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR), an innovative micro-reactor program spearheaded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and project partners, to include […]

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A Nuclear Power Side Venture: Medical Isotope Production

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:09:00 +0000

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Earlier this year, nuclear technology giant Framatome and power sector lifecycle management service company Kinectrics launched an Ontario-based joint venture, Isogen, whose mission is to enable the use of

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Is Geothermal Power on the Brink of a Boom?

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:06:00 +0000

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After several years of stagnancy, prospects for the geothermal power industry are heating up. Over the past year, it has seen a flurry of legislative boosts, an uptick of power purchase agreements, and

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Coal Plant Conversion to Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste Combustion Advances

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:00:00 +0000

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A hundred metric tons of innovative fuel pellets derived entirely from biogenic and plastic waste material—which would otherwise be bound for a landfill—have been successfully produced, marking a

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POWER Nuclear Notebook: Centrus Deal for Commercial HALEU Supply, Potential Advanced Reactor Demonstration in Ohio

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:25:47 +0000

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Several industry-led developments and a possible new advanced nuclear demonstration have been announced since the White House working group laid out a national strategy to revive the nuclear industry last week. Centrus Energy on April 28 signed a letter of intent with Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC), developer of a 100-MWe sodium-cooled fast-reactor design, that potentially […]

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Industry Seeks Clarity on White House Nuclear Strategy

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:13:04 +0000

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Propelled in part by the White House Nuclear Fuel Working Group’s (NFWG’s) recent roadmap to strengthen the U.S. nuclear fuel cycle, the nation’s nuclear industry this week blazed ahead on efforts to energize a U.S. commercial fuel supply that it says will be crucial for the widespread development and deployment of advanced nuclear reactors.  At […]

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Canada SMR Initiative Adds New Brunswick Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 18:12:58 +0000

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Moltex Energy, a privately held nuclear power development company headquartered in the UK with an office in New Brunswick, Canada, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to support Moltex’s nuclear fuel development program for its Stable Salt Reactor (SSR), among the latest technology advancements for small modular reactors (SMRs). The […]

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