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SK Inc and SK Innovation - both affiliates of SK Group, Korea's second-largest conglomerate - have invested USD250 million in US nuclear innovation company TerraPower. The investment by SK is part of the latest private capital fundraise, which has raised at least USD750 million of investment in TerraPower.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-Koreas-SK-Group-invests-in-TerraPower

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with New Brunswick-based ARC Clean Energy Canada, which is working to develop and licence its sodium-cooled advanced small modular reactor (SMR) technology. The agreement, funded through CNL’s Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI), includes work to advance the fuel development and manufacturing processes to produce fuel for ARC Canada’s technology.

Date: Friday, 29 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-nuclear-laboratories-and-arc-canada-to-advance-fuel-development-9883946

Belgium's SCK-CEN nuclear research centre will receive a budget of EUR100 million (USD107 million) from the federal government to conduct research into small modular reactors (SMRs).

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Belgium-government-allocates-funding-for-SMR-resea

Oklo Inc has become the first developer to run tests at Argonne National Laboratory's new Thermal Hydraulic Experimental Test Article (THETA) capability. The tests will support the licensing of liquid metal fast reactor designs.

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-tests-under-way-at-new-US-liquid-metal-facil

The State of Wyoming has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Batelle Energy Alliance, the operating contractor of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), to collaborate in the research, development, demonstration and deployment of advanced energy technologies with a special focus on advanced nuclear.

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Wyoming,-INL-sign-MoU-on-advanced-nuclear-developm

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, opening a recent International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Sustainable Clean Energy for the Future (FR22) in Vienna stressed the need to develop fast reactor technology.

Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-focuses-on-fast-reactors-9648274

Seaborg Technologies, a private Danish startup, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to develop a floating power generation facility using a compact molten salt reactor.

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdenmarks-seaborg-works-with-samsung-to-develop-floating-nuclear-plant-9616952

A new method to extract molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) from low-enriched uranium targets, developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), could significantly reduce the radioactive waste produced during the production of the isotope. Mo-99 is the precursor for medical radioisotope technetium-99m (Tc-99m) used in more than 85% of all nuclear medicine diagnostic examinations.

Date: Saturday, 02 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Novel-method-cuts-isotope-production-waste

Russia’s BN-800 fast neutron reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant will completely switch to mixed plutonium-uranium oxide (mox) fuel in the summer 2022, plant director Ivan Sidorov told a press conference on 27 January.  

Date: Wednesday, 02 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbn-800-on-track-to-switch-to-mox-fuel-this-summer-9449661

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI), and Mitsubishi FBR Systems Co Ltd (MFBR) have and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with US-based Terrapower on development of sodium-cooled fast reactor technology.

Date: Tuesday, 01 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjaea-to-co-operate-with-mhi-and-terrapower-on-fast-reactor-development-9448747