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Southern Company, TerraPower and Core Power have started pumped-salt operations in the Integrated Effects Test (IET) facility at TerraPower's laboratory in Everett, Washington. The IET will be used in the development of the Molten Chloride Fast Reactor.

Date: Thursday, 05 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Operations-begin-at-US-chloride-salt-test-system

A collaboration between Danish and Indonesian companies will study the operational and regulatory conditions for constructing an ammonia production facility in Indonesia powered by Copenhagen Atomics' small and modular thorium molten salt reactors.

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMRs-considered-for-Indonesian-fertiliser-plant

Canada’s McMaster University, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), and Global First Power (GFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further examine the feasibility of deploying a Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) at McMaster University, or an affiliated site.

Date: Friday, 16 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-partners-to-study-deployment-of-micro-modular-reactor-10439214

Southern Company and TerraPower have completed construction and installation of a new test facility at TerraPower's laboratory in Everett, Washington. The Integrated Effects Test will be used in the development of the Molten Chloride Fast Reactor (MCFR).

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/World-s-largest-chloride-salt-system-in-place

Holtec International has completed the design and computer simulation phases for its HI-HEAT district heating system, which has been underway since May 2020. The system design is complete and digitally verified. Certain miscellaneous laboratory tests to re-confirm the critical characteristics of the thermal capacitor material, Feorite, are underway to complete the quality documentation on the development programme.

Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsholtec-completes-design-of-hi-heat-district-heating-system-10093022

Holtec International has completed the design and computer simulation phases for its HI-HEAT district heating system. HI-HEAT is the low-pressure steam supply version of the company's Green Boiler which it is developing to store surplus electricity generated by nuclear, solar or wind.

Date: Friday, 14 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Holtec-completes-district-heating-system-design

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has launched its FLEX molten salt reactor that, through flexible operation and the use of thermal storage technology, can support intermittent renewable energy through its rapid responsiveness to changes in demand.

Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MoltexFLEX-launches-flexibly-operated-molten-salt

Japan’s Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd (KF) has completed the preliminary design of an integrated testing facility for fusion power plant equipment, with construction due to start in Japan around August. The facility, named UNITY- Unique Integrated Testing Facility - aims to demonstrate electricity generation using fusion relevant technologies in 2024.

Date: Friday, 15 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskyoto-fusioneering-designs-test-facility-for-fusion-power-plant-equipment-9849964

Billionaire philanthropist says need for clean energy is ‘dire’ and reactors fit the bill Bill Gates: ‘I hope people will be open-minded’. Courtesy Bill Gates/Facebook. Nuclear energy will “absolutely” be politically palatable but needs to overcome a baneful reputation garnered by association with the atomic bomb and radioactive accidents, billionaire philanthropist and climate change evangelist Bill Gates told CNBC.

Gates said it is “a necessary, worthy and surmountable challenge to correct the naysayers”.

He said the need for clean energy is dire and the operation of nuclear power plants produces no greenhouse gas emissions. Innovations in nuclear technology are making nuclear energy safer and more affordable, and countries around the world are starting to adopt nuclear power, Gates said.

“Nuclear is actually safer than any other source of [power] generation,” Gates said. “You know, coal plants, coal particulate, natural gas pipelines blowing up. The deaths per unit of power on these other approaches are far higher.”

“There’s a new generation [of nuclear power] that solves the economics, which has been the big, big problem,” he said, referring to the fact that the power plants are very expensive to build. “At the same time, it revolutionises the safety.”

Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/we-need-to-correct-the-naysayers-on-nuclear-2-5-2021