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The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 October announced it has selected two teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-funding-for-terrapower-and-x-energy-8181875

Teams led by TerraPower and X-energy have been announced as the recipients of USD160 million in initial funding under the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The companies get USD80 million each to build a demonstration plant that can be operational within seven years.

Date: Thursday, 15 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-DOE-selects-advanced-reactor-designs-for-demons

The Natrium system, unveiled in August, features a sodium fast reactor with a molten salt energy storage system. Courtesy TerraPower. TerraPower, the US-based innovation company founded by Bill Gates, has selected US-based Bechtel as the design, licensing, procurement, and construction partner for building a demonstration plant for the Natrium reactor technology.

The move is part of the TerraPower-led proposal for the US Department of Energy’s advanced reactor demonstration programme, which is intended to support the deployment of two first-of-a-kind advanced reactor designs in the next five to seven years.

Bechtel joins a team that also includes GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, PacifiCorp, Energy Northwest, and Duke Energy.

The Natrium system, unveiled in August, features an advanced, sodium fast reactor with a molten salt energy storage system based on those used in solar thermal generation.

According to TerraPower, the result is a design that is affordable and capable of adapting to changes in daily electricity demands driven by solar and wind energy fluctuations. The Natrium technology also separates nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and systems within the plant footprint, simplifying the licensing process and lowering construction costs.

Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/company-founded-by-bill-gates-to-work-with-bechtel-on-natrium-reactor-project-10-2-2020

US-based TerraPower has named Bechtel as its plant design, licensing, procurement, and construction partner in a federal grant application to build a demonstration plant for the Natrium™ reactor and energy system architecture. Bechtel joins a team that also includes GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, PacifiCorp, Energy Northwest, and Duke Energy.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-names-bechtel-as-construction-partner-for-natrium-reactor-8177026

TerraPower has selected Bechtel as its design, licensing, procurement and construction partner in a federal grant application to build a demonstration plant for the Natrium reactor and energy system architecture. TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) launched the Natrium concept in August. It features a 345 MWe sodium fast reactor combined with a molten salt energy storage.

Date: Saturday, 10 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Terrapower-selects-Bechtel-as-Natrium-engineering

US-based TerraPower announced on 15 September that its plans to team up with Centrus Energy Corp to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU), which will be needed to fuel many next-generation reactor designs, including the Natrium Power Storage System designed by TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-and-centrus-to-co-operate-on-haleu-fuel-8138229

TerraPower announced plans to team up with Centrus Energy to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (Haleu), which will be needed to fuel many next-generation reactor designs including the recently announced Natrium power storage system designed by TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

The proposed investment is part of the TerraPower-led proposal for the US Department of Energy’s advanced reactor demonstration programme, which is intended to support the deployment of two first-of-a-kind advanced reactor designs in the next five to seven years.

The programme requires applicants to “establish a plan by which they would obtain the fuel/special nuclear material needed for their projects”.

The TerraPower application proposes that, if selected for the programme, the company would work with Centrus to build commercial-scale capacity to produce Haleu and fabricate it into metal fuel assemblies. Haleu, which is not commercially available today, offers improved reactor economics, greater fuel efficiency, enhanced safety and proliferation resistance, lower volumes of waste and other advantages.

Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/company-announces-plans-for-commercial-haleu-production-9-3-2020

TerraPower has announced plans to team with nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus Energy to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU). This, it says, will be needed to fuel many next-generation reactor designs, including the recently announced Natrium Power Storage System designed by TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TerraPower-and-Centrus-team-up-for-HALEU-productio

TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have announced the launch of the Natrium concept, which features a sodium fast reactor combined with a molten salt energy storage system that will allow over five hours of energy storage. The partners hope to commercialise the technology by the end of this decade.

Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TerraPower,-GEH-introduce-Natrium

US-based TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have announced the launch of the Natrium reactor and energy system architecture – a 345MWe cost-competitive sodium fast reactor combined with a molten salt energy storage system.

Date: Tuesday, 01 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-launches-natrium-reactor-8109913