Small Modular Reactors Aren’t Difficult Nuclear Waste Generators

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 20:26:42 +0000

Many experts believe small modular reactors (SMRs), which are generally classified as nuclear power reactors with an electrical output of 300 MW or less, offer great promise for supplying the world with carbon-free energy. Several SMRs designs are under development by companies around the world including NuScale Power, GE-Hitachi, Terrestrial Energy, TerraPower, Toshiba, X-energy, and […]

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Nuclear Power Plants Scale Down To Pump Out Sustainable H2

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 14:43:13 +0000

nuclear energy SMR Ukraine green hydrogen NuscaleA new small modular reactor pilot project in Ukraine could provide nuclear power plants with new reasons for being, including sustainable hydrogen and ammonia production.

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Canada Bank Group Pledges Millions Toward Nuclear Power Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 14:17:47 +0000

The Canadian government has pledged more financing toward development of a grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR), as the country continues to support nuclear power as a way to cut emissions of greenhouse gases from its power generation sector. Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Oct. 25 said C$970 million ($708 million) is targeted for a […]

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Canada’s OPG and Czech Republic’s ČEZ Partner to Advance SMR and Other Nuclear Technology

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2022 16:50:16 +0000

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Czech Republic-based ČEZ are collaborating to advance deployment of nuclear technology, including small modular reactors (SMRs). The companies said they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Oct. 11, with an aim to “reduce financial, technical and schedule risk to both parties on their respective future projects.” OPG is Ontario’s […]

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Nuclear Power on the Upswing, Numerous Projects Take Shape Around the World

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:42:33 +0000

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) says momentum is building for nuclear power in many countries amid soaring fuel prices and growing energy security concerns. “In today’s context of the global energy crisis, skyrocketing fossil fuel prices, energy security challenges and ambitious climate commitments, I believe nuclear power has a unique opportunity to stage a comeback,” […]

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[UPDATED] Researchers Say SMRs Will Produce More Waste Than Large Nuclear Reactors, NuScale Disputes Claim

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:54:36 +0000

Findings from research led by a team that included a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairperson and experts from Stanford University suggests small modular reactors (SMRs) will generate more radioactive waste than conventional gigawatt-scale nuclear units. The results were released in a research article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]

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Researchers Say SMRs Will Produce More Waste Than Large Nuclear Reactors, NuScale Disputes Claim

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 18:06:36 +0000

Findings from research led by a team that included a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairperson and experts from Stanford University suggests small modular reactors (SMRs) will generate more radioactive waste than conventional gigawatt-scale nuclear units. The results were released in a research article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]

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Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 04:15:00 +0000

An emerging generation of small modular reactors is encouraging suppliers and regulators alike to consider new digital instrumentation and control approaches. While instrumentation and control (I&C)

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Duke Energy Could Power Purdue with Nuclear Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 17:16:03 +0000

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are widely considered the best technology to increase the use of nuclear power worldwide, with advocates touting their zero-emission production of electricity, smaller land footprint, and scalability. SMRs also offer a cost savings over construction of new utility-scale nuclear reactors. Powering a college campus with nuclear energy has increasingly been a […]

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GEH Launches NRC Licensing Process for BWRX-300, an ESBWR-Derived SMR

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:28:11 +0000

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Marking another major milestone for U.S.-based small modular reactor (SMR) development, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it has formally begun the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300, a 300-MW water-cooled nuclear technology that it claims could be competitive with natural gas power. The company revealed on Jan. 30 that it submitted the first licensing […]

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