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India's Minister of State Jitendra Singh has called for the country's private sector companies and start-ups to take part in the development of small modular reactor (SMR) technology. The minister's comments were made in an address to a workshop on SMRs held by the government's NITI Aayog policy think-tank.

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/India-sees-SMRs-in-its-clean-energy-future

Central Asian nation has expressed interest in Moscow’s RITM-200N technology The Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek. The Central Asian country says it is interested in Russia’s small modular reactor technology. Kyrgyzstan is looking into the possibility of building its first nuclear power plant, potentially a Russian-supplied small modular reactor, to tackle frequent energy shortages.

The country’s energy ministry signed a cooperation document with a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, the ministry said in a statement.

The energy ministry said the document concerns “the preparation of a feasibility study on the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant in Kyrgyzstan”.

The ministry gave no details of what type of reactor technology it is considering or what the schedule for the country’s first commercial nuclear plant might be.

In January Kyrgyzstan expressed an interest in Russia’s progress in developing SMR technology, but said it had not made a decision whether it will push ahead with a project to build one.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/country-eyes-first-reactor-as-it-signs-nuclear-agreement-with-russia-11-5-2022

Finnish firms Fortum and Helen have announced a joint study to explore possible collaboration in new nuclear power, especially small modular reactors (SMRs).

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Helen-and-Fortum-to-explore-cooperation-on-SMRs

The XII International Forum Atomexpo-2022 was held in Sochi (Russia) on November 21-22, attracting the heads of key companies in the global nuclear industry, government agencies, international and public organisations. This year, the forum was attended by about 2,500 people from 65 countries. Discussions were held on a wide range of issues including green financing, digital engineering, construction of new NPPs, raw material supply for the nuclear fuel cycle, prospects for the development of onshore small modular reactors (SMRs) and the role of social movements in popularising the nuclear industry. A number of documents were also signed on the sidelines of the forum.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatomexpo-attracts-65-countries-10381392

On his return from COP27, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has told the Agency’s Board of Governors: “At a time of great uncertainty about whether the world can keep global warming to limits that avert the worst consequences of climate change, the IAEA cooperatively is offering solutions and ways to progress.”

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-industry-promises-action-in-the-wake-of-cop27-10376566

The Ministry of Energy of Kyrgyzstan and Rosatom Energy Projects have signed the terms of reference for a preliminary study for the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant. 

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Feasibility-study-agreed-for-new-nuclear-in-Kyrgyz

The latest cost estimate for a project to build the first NuScale small modular reactor (SMR) power plant in the USA underscores the need for scalable advanced nuclear technology that can produce cleaner, safer and cost competitive energy, the CEO of NuScale Power has said.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale-updates-project-partners-on-US-SMR-plant-c

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to receive credits worth up to USD1.1 billion to enable the two-unit plant to remain in operation. But Holtec International's application for federal funding to allow it to restart the Palisades nuclear power plant has been unsuccessful.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Palisades-restart-fails-to-get-federal-funding

Rolls-Royce SMR has been selected as the preferred nuclear technology provider for the newly-formed Solway Community Power Company planning to bring new nuclear power to West Cumbria in northwest UK.

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-smr-selected-for-west-cumbria-10358125

Ukraine and the USA have announced a project to demonstrate the production of hydrogen and ammonia using small modular reactor (SMR) and innovative electrolysis technologies in Ukraine. The public-private consortium also includes Japanese and South Korean companies.

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA-Ukraine-announce-cooperation-on-clean-fuels-fr