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Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) says that Iran will hold its first international nuclear energy conference in two months. “We are holding the first nuclear conference in the second Persian calendar month of Ordibehesht (20 April - 20 May),” Mohammad Eslami told reporters. “We have invited 130 of the world’s prominent nuclear researchers to the event, and more than 30% have announced their readiness to attend.”

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-to-hold-international-nuclear-conference-11541198

Canada-based nuclear services company Kinectrics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UK’s University of Strathclyde to pursue nuclear research and training opportunities. Under the MOU, the two organisations have will “expedite the commercialisation of advanced nuclear technologies by strengthening academic, government and industry collaborations across Canada and internationally”. They will also collaborate on developing highly qualified personnel through student training/internships.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskinectrics-partners-with-strathclyde-university-on-nuclear-research-and-training-11541217

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the private Japanese fusion company Kyoto Fusioneering (KF) have signed a Communication Framework Agreement to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation. It also lays the for future collaboration on thetritium fuel cycle, as well as remote handling and power conversion technologies.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukaea-and-kyoto-fusioneering-extend-co-operation-11541228

Rosatom scientists have completed a key stage of reactor tests on laboratory fuel samples for a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). Russia views HTGRs as important to future plans for the production of hydrogen. An engineering nuclear power station (AETS -Atomnoi EnregoTekhnologicheskoi Stantsii) based on HTGRs is being developed by nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of Rosatom) as part of an investment project to create domestic technologies for the large-scale production and consumption of hydrogen and hydrogen-containing products.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-tests-fuel-for-planned-htgr-plant-11541259

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant have signed Grant Agreement No.2 designed to help "solve the most urgent and critical needs" at the site.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EBRD-signs-new-grant-agreement-for-next-stage-of-C

US fusion energy developer Type One Energy Group has announced plans to build Infinity One - its stellarator fusion prototype machine - at Tennessee Valley Authority's Bull Run Fossil Plant in Clinton, Tennessee.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Prototype-fusion-reactor-planned-for-TVA-site

Pairing a used fuel recycling facility with deep borehole disposal technology could reduce the total volume of waste requiring disposal in a deep geologic repository by greater than 90%, a study by Deep Isolation and SHINE Technologies has found.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Collaboration-points-way-to-potential-reductions-i

Dutch nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy BV has completed a study - commissioned by global mining company BHP - to investigate the potential use of civil nuclear technologies to power commercial maritime vessels.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/BHP-considers-nuclear-powered-cargo-ships

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's formal dedication to the nation of Kakrapar units 3 and 4 - the first Indian-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors - took place days after reports that the Indian government is in talks with several private firms to invest in the country's nuclear sector.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/India-to-seek-nuclear-investors-as-Kakrapar-plants

The ITER Organisation is preparing a new timeline for construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built at Cadarache in France. As part of work underway to update the ITER Project Baseline, a group of experts met in February to evaluate the new blueprint for achieving ITER's research goals.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-prepares-new-timeline-11540250