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Six leading educational and scientific organisations in Russia with competencies in the field of hydrogen energy have signed an agreement to establish a consortium, Technological Hydrogen Valley, for the development of hydrogen technologies.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-academic-consortium-established-to-study-hydrogen-8377914

The Japan Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NUMO) has begun an initial phase of assessing two municipalities in Hokkaido Prefecture for their suitability to host a final disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste (HLW).

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstwo-japanese-towns-agree-to-initial-survey-for-hlw-disposal-8377920

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of safety-critical Bibloc® pressure transmitters to the UK's new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-to-supply-pressure-transmitters-to-hinkley-point-c-8378286

NERSA was notified of government’s nuclear ambitions in August The two-unit Koeberg nuclear station near Cape Town is South Africa's only commercial site. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has started a public consultation process on the government’s development roadmap for 2,500 MW of nuclear-powered generating capacity.

Nersa published a consultation document on its webpage inviting interested stakeholders to comment on the government’s plans by 5 February 2020. The call for comments will be followed by public hearings through online platforms with live streaming with the goal to reach as many stakeholders as possible.

Nersa said it was notified on 6 August 2020 by the South African government of its plans to begin a process to procure new nuclear energy generation capacity of 2 500 MW by 2030.

According to Nersa, the nuclear tendering process would be run by the Department of

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/energy-regulator-invites-comments-on-2-500-mw-new-build-plans-11-3-2020

The SNC-Lavalin Group has launched a white paper on forming alliances for collaborative contracting in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) projects market. Experience of such an approach to nuclear power projects can inform other megaprojects, according to the white paper, which was launched today at a live webinar in partnership with the Middle East Economic Digest.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SNC-Lavalin-calls-for-collaborative-contracting-in

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the Indian Point nuclear power plant's licences from Entergy Nuclear Operations to Holtec International, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI), as decommissioning operator. The transfer will help facilitate the sale of the plant from Entergy to Holtec for expedited decommissioning after the final operating unit shuts down in April next year.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NRC-approves-Indian-Point-licence-transfer

EDF has published an Expression of Interest document for a direct air capture demonstrator project (DAC) at Sizewell C, the nuclear power plant it plans to build in Suffolk, England. The work will support NNB GenCo (SZC Co) in: the supply and development of DAC technology, the design, engineering and construction of a DAC unit; the development of opportunities for scalability and cost reductions; and project management services.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-invites-interest-in-DAC-project-at-Sizewell-C

India and the USA have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) by 10 years. The centre - officially opened in 2017 - supports international cooperation in nuclear energy applications.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/India-USA-extend-nuclear-cooperation-partnership

Fossil fuels will still make up more than 60% of Canada's fuel mix in 2050 without an accelerated energy transition, a new report from the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has found. The report is the first in CER's Energy Futures series to extend the projection period to 2050 and introduces a new scenario to complement the series' traditional baseline projection.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energy-regulator-explores-key-drivers-of-Canadian

The European Commission should include nuclear among the clean energy technologies that will be financed under the Green Deal low-carbon policy, EDF chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy said today in an online chat with International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol. Several European countries, he noted, are relying on nuclear generation to help them meet their energy and climate goals.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Head-of-EDF-calls-for-Europe-to-include-nuclear-in