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US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has completed its TRIstructural-ISOtropic (TRISO) nuclear fuel line restart project and is producing fuel at its Lynchburg facility in Virginia.

Date: Friday, 13 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-restarts-triso-fuel-line-8359001

US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has established a new facility in Salt Lake City to support the development of the company's proprietary Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel.

Date: Friday, 04 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsusnc-opens-smr-fuel-facility-in-usa-8116534

US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has established a new facility in Salt Lake City to support the development of the company’s proprietary fully ceramic micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel.

Materials developed at the new facility will be used in the company’s micro-modular reactor (MMR) and other nuclear reactors, including gas-cooled reactors, light water reactors, Candu reactors, and molten salt cooled reactors.

Salt Lake City was selected partly because the region is home to significant ceramics and materials expertise, central to the manufacturing of FCM fuel. The Salt Lake City Lab augments Ultra Safe’s materials development efforts at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and collaborations with the Chalk River Laboratories.

FCM is a next-generation Triso particle fuel design, replacing the 50-year-old graphite matrix of traditional Triso fuel with silicon carbide (SiC), a material used in tank armour that is extremely resistant to radiation and thermal damage. Triso, a shortened form of the term tristructural-isotropic, refers to a specific design of uranium nuclear reactor fuel.

Date: Friday, 04 September 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/ultra-safe-opens-salt-lake-city-facility-to-support-nuclear-fuel-development-9-4-2020

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has established a new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, to support the development of its proprietary Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel. Materials developed there will be used in USNC's Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) and other nuclear reactors, including gas-cooled reactors, light water reactors, CANDU reactors and molten salt cooled reactors.

Date: Thursday, 03 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USNC-opens-SMR-fuel-development-laboratory

Netherlands-based NRG announced on 11 April that it had begun a multi-year collaboration for safety analysis of the SEALER (Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor) – a small modular lead cooled reactor under design by Sweden’s LeadCold for deployment in remote arctic regions in Northern Canada. Both companies will compare their independent safety analyses. 

Date: Monday, 16 April 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnrg-to-collaborate-on-sealer-swedish-lead-cooled-reactor-6116659

Essel Group Middle East (EGME) - a subsidiary of Indian multinational Essel Group - has agreed to invest $18m in Swedish-Canadian lead-cooled small nuclear reactor technology company LeadCold Reactors. EGME said the investment is intended to enable LeadCold to complete a pre-licensing design review of the Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor (SEALER), with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), and to support the research necessary to obtain a construction licence for such units in Canada. LeadCold plans to enter Phase 1 of the CNSC pre-licence review in 2016 wit the aim of receiving a licence for construction in Canada by end of 2021 for operation in 2025.

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinvestment-for-swedish-canadian-lead-cooled-reactor-5647455

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