Latest News


Filter by tags: Idaho National Laboratory Uranium Small modular reactor Clear all tag filters

13 news articles found

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has published the second edition of its Small Modular Reactor Dashboard which tracks the progress of selected small modular reactor (SMR) designs towards deployment. NEA says the SMR designs are at various stages of development, from fundamental research on new concepts to commercial deployment and operation of mature designs.

Date: Saturday, 02 March 2024
Original article:

US-based TerraPower has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UAE’s Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) on the sidelines of COP28 to explore opportunities for the commercialisation and global deployment of Terrapower’s Natrium technology. “Bringing advanced nuclear technologies to market is critical to meeting global decarbonisation targets,” said TerraPower President & CEO Chris Levesque. “TerraPower and ENEC are leading the way in deploying nuclear plants, and this agreement allows us to share our expertise and design experience, and explore the opportunity for deployment of Natrium reactors around the world including additional locations in the United States.”

Date: Thursday, 07 December 2023
Original article:

A recent statement from Fitch Ratings casts doubt on any new nuclear construction in the US in the immediate future. Similar concerns were voiced during discussions at a full committee hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources to Examine Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Advanced Nuclear Reactor Commercialisation.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Original article:

US fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation says Texas A&M University (TAMU) has been awarded approximately $1m by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Nuclear Energy University Program R&D Awards to study the deployment of advanced nuclear fuels in small modular reactors (SMRs). The project will be conducted over three years and will be entirely funded by DOE. The aim is to bring together collaborative teams to solve complex problems.

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2023
Original article:

Workers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have completed the transfer of all the used fuel from the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) from wet to dry storage, a major milestone under a 1995 agreement with the state of Idaho. The fuel was the last to be retrieved from the water-filled storage basin at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC).

Date: Friday, 31 March 2023
Original article:

US nuclear fuel developer Lightbridge Corporation has completed work in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support the development of Lightbridge Fuel. The work was carried out under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) voucher programme.

Date: Friday, 03 March 2023
Original article:

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has awarded vouchers to four companies under its Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative to help support the development of several US advanced reactor designs. The companies will be provided access to the research capabilities and expertise at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to help advance their projects.

Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Original article:

Kazakhstan has begun to investigate the deployment of small reactors with a memorandum of cooperation signed between NuScale and Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants (KNPP), a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund.

Date: Saturday, 18 December 2021
Original article:

Lightbridge Ltd has completed work to design an experiment for the irradiation of samples of its metallic fuel material in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The work was carried out in collaboration with INL under the US Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) voucher programme and marks a milestone towards testing of the material in the reactor.

Date: Saturday, 23 October 2021
Original article:

Lightbridge Corporation has demonstrated the manufacturing process for surrogate fuel rods for commercial-scale small modular reactors, using an internally developed and patented high-temperature coextrusion process.

Date: Thursday, 13 May 2021
Original article: