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Russia is offering new technologies and to improve the efficiency of the nuclear fuel cycle at India’s Kudankulam NPP, according to Alexander Ugryumov, senior vice-president for research and development at Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL. These solutions can enhance the efficiency of the existing VVER-1000 reactors at Kudankulam, as well as those under construction, he said.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-offers-new-fuel-solutions-for-india-10384351

Fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) has signed contract documents with the Egypt Atomic Energy Organisation (EAEA) for the supply of low enriched nuclear fuel components for Egypt’s ETRR-2 research reactor.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstvel-to-supply-of-fuel-for-egypts-research-reactor-egypt-10381409

The agreement between Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, part of Russia’s TVEL, and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency, is for supplies of low-enriched fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TVEL-signs-contract-for-Egypt-research-reactor-fue

The US Administration has issued a new report, “US Innovation to Meet 2050 Climate Goals: Assessing Initial R&D Opportunities,” setting out initial priorities that will enable it to reach net-zero by 2050. The 26-page White House report identifies five initial priorities to help the USA meet the goal of cutting greenhouse gases by 50-52% by 2030 and to achieve net-zero no later than 2050. These are:

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-report-looks-at-innovations-to-meet-climate-goals-10281939

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Deep Isolation, and Case Western Reserve University have been awarded $6.1 million in funding by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to enable the recycling of used nuclear fuel from the current light water reactor fleet into advanced reactor fuel.

Date: Saturday, 05 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-selected-for-us-doe-project-to-enable-recycling-of-used-fuel-10260298

Canada’s Terrestrial Energy has completed a regulatory evaluation of packaging and cross-border transportation of Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear fuel in collaboration with France’s Orano.

Date: Saturday, 05 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrestrial-energy-and-orano-evaluate-imsr-fuel-packaging-and-transportation-10260419

Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a grant from the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support the development of advanced nuclear fuel. 

Date: Thursday, 03 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-receives-uk-grant-to-develop-advanced-nuclear-fuel-10141158

Iran has begun construction of a 10 MW pool-type light water reactor nuclear research reactor of its own design in Isfahan.

Date: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-starts-construction-of-research-reactor-in-isfahan-10137261

Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL has shipped nuclear fuel simulators to Turkey for testing at unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP along with models of the control rods. The simulators were manufactured at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP – part of TVEL).  

Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfuel-simulators-shipped-for-akkuyu-npp-unit-1-10134196

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the US Administration has approved $150 million in funding under President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act for infrastructure improvements at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to enhance nuclear energy research and development. The funding will support a number of projects at INL’s Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) and Materials Fuels Complex (MFC), both of which have been operational for more than 50 years and support nuclear technologies for federal agencies, industry, and international partnerships.

Date: Saturday, 29 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfunding-allocated-for-idaho-national-lab-improvement-10127163