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Canada’s Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) announced an innovative collaboration agreement between Laurentis Energy Partners (LEP) and BWXT Canada Ltd (BWXT) to develop technology that will assist in the recycling of heavy water at OPG’s nuclear facilities.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-companies-collaborate-on-heavy-water-recycling-8147956

France’s Framatome has partnered with the EDF Group, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and six additional organisations from academia and the French nuclear sector to pool research and development related to nuclear reactor digital twins.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfrench-companies-launch-nuclear-reactor-digital-twin-project-8148021

The European Court of Justice on 22 September rejected Austria's appeal against the European Commission's (EC’s) 2014 decision to approve UK government aid for the construction of two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C, in Somerset, England. 

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseu-court-of-justice-rejects-austrian-appeal-against-hinkley-point-c-8148318

Concreting of the foundation plates of the reactor building and the turbine building for Akkuyu 2 under construction in Turkey have been completed, Russia’s Akkuyu Nuclear announced.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmajor-concreting-tasks-completed-at-akkuyu-nuclear-plant-8147918

Mitigating climate change to sustainable levels requires strong changes in society, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland said in a press release on 23 September, in which it announced a new project to develop business opportunities around small modular reactors.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-innovation-and-business-network-boosts-finnish-smr-expertise-8147977

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on 22 September issued a decree "On urgent measures to stabilise the situation in the energy sector and further development of nuclear energy", which was published on the President's official website, and which came into immediate effect.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraines-president-orders-draft-bill-on-development-of-nuclear-energy-8148257

The lead universal nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" left the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg on 22 September and headed for Murmansk, its port of registration. The journey will take about two weeks.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsworlds-largest-nuclear-icebreaker-leaves-for-home-port-of-murmansk-8148210

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its Netherlands 2020 Energy Policy Review said The Netherlands “is aiming for a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy and has placed ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets at the centre of energy and climate policy.”

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-netherlands-energy-review-focuses-on-renewables-and-hydrogen-8148588

The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) said on 22 September that the last remaining batch of unirradiated highly enriched uranium (HEU) in Kazakhstan has been eliminated.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-and-kazakhstan-continue-with-heu-elimination-programme-8148549

US-based  X-energy continues to advance its Xe-100 small modular reactor (SMR) design for deployment in Canada, and on 21 September signed a collaboration agreement for engineering and project management with Hatch Ltd for projects in Canada and globally.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsx-energy-signs-agreement-with-hatch-to-promote-smr-development-8148478