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X-Energy Reactor Company and Canadian power producer TransAlta Corporation are to study the feasibility of deploying an X-energy Xe-100 advanced small modular nuclear reactor at a repurposed fossil fuel power plant in the province of Alberta.

Date: Thursday, 04 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/X-energy,-TransAlta-to-assess-use-of-Xe-100-in-Alb

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved GE Vernova's nuclear fuel business to manufacture, ship and analyse the performance of nuclear fuel with uranium-235 enrichments of up to 8%.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GNF-gets-approval-to-manufacture-higher-enrichment

Canadian regulators have concluded that there are no fundamental barriers to licensing the Xe-100 small modular reactor, X-Energy Reactor Company has announced.

Date: Friday, 19 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMR-completes-Canadian-design-review-milestones

Lightbridge Corporation and Centrus Energy Corp are to carry out a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study to add a dedicated fabrication facility for Lightbridge's next-generation nuclear fuel at the American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

Date: Saturday, 09 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Pilot-plant-for-Lightbridge-fuel-mooted-for-Ohio

NuScale Power and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are to collaborate on a techno-economic assessment (TEA), studying a NuScale small modular reactor's ability to implement a cost-effective steam heat augmentation design.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale,-ORNL-to-assess-SMR-use-by-industry

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative has awarded two vouchers to NuScale Power and Metatomic Energy to support development of their small modular reactor (SMR) and used nuclear fuel conversion technologies. DOE says the two companies will leverage the expertise and research capabilities at Oak Ridge and Savannah River national laboratories (ORNL and SRNL) to advance their projects toward commercialisation.

Date: Saturday, 30 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-awards-more-gain-vouchers-11183648

A joint development agreement (JDA) has been signed between US utility Energy Northwest and X-Energy Reactor Company for the deployment of up to 12 Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in central Washington State. Energy Northwest expects to bring the first Xe-100 module online by 2030.

Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Multiple-Xe-100-SMRs-planned-for-Washington-State

US fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation has joined two public-private nuclear power groups: the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) Consortium, and the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Working Group.

Date: Thursday, 11 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newslightbridge-joins-haleu-consortium-and-smr-working-group-10835840

Agreements to cooperate on small modular reactors (SMRs) have been signed between South Korean and US companies during a visit by Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to the USA. Doosan Enerbility and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate with NuScale Power, while SK and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have agreed to collaborate with TerraPower.

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Expansion-of-US-Korean-cooperation-on-SMRs