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Atomic Canyon has announced a new project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to use the Frontiers supercomputer to build a safe, efficient, open-source artificial intelligence (AI) model for the nuclear sector - and the Aurora supercomputer at the Argonne National Laboratory is confirmed to have surpassed the exascale threshold.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-research-to-benefit-from-US-supercomputer

US-based Blue Wave AI Labs has deployed machine learning (ML) tools at power utility Constellation’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and Limerick Generating Station. The project was part of a $6m initiative supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to lower NPP operating costs using artificial intelligence (AI) and ML technologies. Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory contributed to the project. The effort also leveraged 158,000 core hours across the Nuclear Science User Facilities high-performance computing systems.

Date: Friday, 29 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsai-tools-deployed-at-two-constellation-nuclear-plants-11640288

US-based Oklo has completed the second phase of the Thermal Hydraulic Experimental Test Article (THETA) testing campaign in collaboration with the US Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). THETA is a sodium fixture with instrumentation installed at ANL’s Mechanisms Engineer Test Loop (METL) facility.

Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-and-anl-complete-second-theta-testing-campaign-11612619

California-based liquid metal fast reactor developer Oklo Inc has successfully completed the second phase of the Thermal Hydraulic Experimental Test Article (THETA) testing campaign in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory.

Date: Friday, 15 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Oklo-and-Argonne-complete-second-THETA-testing-cam

Argentina’s RA-10 multi-purpose research reactor at Ezeiza Atomic Centre (CAE - El Centro Atómico Ezeiza) in Buenos Aires province, is now about 80% completed, according to project manager Herman Blaumann. "The civil work is already finished and in terms of supplies and installations the progress is 75%. This week the reactor's reflector tank will arrive ... the installation of which is another key step in the work,” he told Argentina's Foreign Minister Diana Mondino during a tour of the facility.

Date: Friday, 01 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsargentinas-ra-10-research-reactor-nearing-completion-11560383

The federally funded vouchers aim to accelerate the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies by providing companies access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities and expertise of the US Department of Energy's national laboratory complex.

Date: Friday, 22 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-FY2024-recipients-of-GAIN-vouchers-announced

The US Department of Energy (DOE), through the National Reactor Innovation Centre (NRIC), has awarded $3.9m to Radiant, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (UNSC) and Westinghouse to design experiments to test microreactor designs in the planned Demonstration of Microreactor Experiments (DOME) test bed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Date: Friday, 27 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-doe-funding-for-advanced-reactor-experiment-designs-11246897

ARC Clean Technology Supply Chain Manager, Anthony Jackman says the procurement process for long-lead items for the ARC-100 commercial demonstration unit at Canada’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, such as the reactor vessel and intermediate heat exchangers, will begin in 2024. Contract awards are expected in the latter part of 2025 and the procurement schedule for other items will follow, he told “New Brunswick SMRs: A Collaborative Journey Towards Net Zero”. The meeting was a supply chain event for New Brunswick small modular reactor (SMR) industry leaders, government officials and experts hosted by Opportunities New Brunswick.

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsprocurement-of-long-lead-components-to-begin-for-arc-100-smr-11206721

Framatome has been awarded a $1m contract award for phase two of the Digital Twin-based Diagnostics for Nuclear Auxiliary Systems project in North America. Funding is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) office under the GEMINA (Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets) programme. GEMINA aims to develop digital twin technology for advanced nuclear reactors and transform operations and maintenance systems in the next generation of NPPs.

Date: Friday, 06 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-awards-framatome-for-digital-twin-development-11196045

Canada’s North Shore Mi’kmaq Tribal Council (NSMTC) and its seven First Nation member communities have signed equity agreements with Moltex Energy Canada and ARC Clean Technology Canada related to small modular reactor (SMR) technology. These will enable NSMTC and its member communities (Oinpegitjoig, Ugpi’Ganjig, Natoaganeg, L’nui Menikuk, Tjipogtotjg, Metepenagiag, Amlamgog) to share in Moltex and ARC’s planned development and deployment of advanced nuclear technology in New Brunswick and globally.

Date: Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-tribal-communities-secure-stake-in-smr-companies-11189112