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Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGR).

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-testing-of-HTGR-fuel-confirms-functionalit

The owners of the Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) joint venture have agreed to double project expenditures in 2024 to accelerate demonstration of the SILEX laser enrichment technology at its Test Loop pilot facility in the USA this year.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GLE-laser-enrichment-on-track-for-2024-demonstrati

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

The US nuclear fuel and services company expects the shortages to be temporary but says it will no longer be able to deliver the anticipated 900 kg of material under the second part of its contract with the US Department of Energy.

Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cylinder-shortages-hit-Centrus-HALEU-plans

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has completed a pre-conceptual design review of NANO Nuclear Energy Inc's ODIN low-pressure coolant microreactor design. The company's ZEUS microreactor design is also to be reviewed by the lab.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ODIN

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has awarded a three-year contract to US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) to develop a scalable, cost-competitive path to manufacture silicon carbide (SiC) and SiC composite foam materials for advanced fusion power plants.

Date: Saturday, 03 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-to-develop-silicon-carbide-materials-for-fusion-power-plants-11483120

Russia’s Mining & chemical Combine (MCC - part of Rosatom) in Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk) has completed all R&D on a project for a molten salt research reactor (IZhSR - Issledovatelskovo Zhidko Solevovo Reaktora) MCC Director Dmitry Kolupaev told Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev Rosatom Alexei Likhachev during his visit to the enterprise that the key stages had been completed. A preliminary design has been developed that describes the fundamental decisions required for the physical launch of the IZhSR. This was achieved in cooperation with many other Russian organisations.

Date: Saturday, 03 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-completes-rd-on-molten-salt-research-reactor-project-11486550

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has received a shipment of used next-generation light water reactor LWR) fuel from a commercial NPP to support research and testing for the first time in two decades. INL said it had received 25 experimental fuel rods irradiated in the reactor core of a commercial reactor. The fuel rods were developed and manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Company with technical assistance from several US national laboratories, including INL.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinl-receives-irradiated-next-generation-fuel-for-testing-11473480

Westinghouse Electric Company has shipped 25 irradiated experimental nuclear fuel rods, including accident-tolerant fuel, to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for testing and examination. The tests are part of the process to qualify the fuel for use in commercial reactors.

Date: Saturday, 27 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Advanced-nuclear-fuel-arrives-at-INL-for-testi

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced it has launched a tender for a domestic nuclear fuel assembly fabrication facility for the Barakah NPP. "Over the past 18 months, we have been conducting an extensive review into the needs of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme going forward and specifically the strategic supply of the fuel assemblies needed to power the UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant over the next 60 years ahead," ENEC said. "As part of examining a range of options, we have entered into the tendering for a domestic fuel assembly fabrication facility."

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenec-launches-tender-for-uae-nuclear-fuel-plant-11463693