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Nuclear innovation is driving improvement in all parts of the industry, enhancing reliability, efficiency, economics and flexibility, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) Scientific Forum 2020 today. She said innovation is accelerating the development and commercialisation of small modular reactors opening up additional applications for nuclear energy.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Innovation-is-key-to-nuclears-future,-says-Rising

Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom) has supplied Hungary with nuclear fuel for the Budapest Research Reactor (BRR) under a contract with the Energy Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, signed in 2019.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstvel-supplies-fuel-for-hungarys-research-reactor-8137722

The hall of the Budapest research reactor. Image courtesy Tvel. Russia’s nuclear fuel company Tvel has supplied a batch of nuclear fuel for the Budapest research reactor, operated by the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Tvel said the delivery was part of a contract signed in 2019 with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and will cover the fuel needs of the research reactor for the next several years.

The company said the supplied batch of VVR-M2 fuel assemblies was manufactured by its Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant subsidiary.

The Budapest research reactor is used for scientific and applied research in nuclear physics and material studies and in particular for developing nuclear power in Hungary.

Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/russia-s-tvel-delivers-fuel-batch-for-budapest-research-reactor-9-2-2020

TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has supplied fuel for the Budapest Research Reactor (BRR) in Hungary. The VVR-M2 fuel assemblies - manufactured by the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant - were supplied under a contract signed in 2019 with the Centre for Energy Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TVEL-supplies-fuel-for-Hungarian-research-reactor

Leaders of World Nuclear Association working groups participated in a webinar yesterday to highlight some of the issues of key importance to the global nuclear industry. These include: harmonisation in reactor licensing; energy market design; safety regulation; and, new applications of nuclear energy. The Industry Gamechangers webinar was a pre-event to the Association's Strategic eForum to be held next week.

Date: Friday, 04 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-industry-leaders-discuss-game-changing-iss

Rosatom has approved a project to upgrade an experimental shop-floor for nuclear fuel fabrication at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), which is in Seversk, in the Tomsk region of Russia. The move will enable SCC to manufacture fuel assemblies with uranium-plutonium REMIX (regenerated mixture) fuel matrix for VVER-1000 reactors.

Date: Friday, 28 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-plans-REMIX-fuel-fabrication-at-Seversk-fa

The expected completion of the reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture has been put back again, to the first-half of FY2022 (ending March 2023), owing to the implementation of safety measures at the plant, including construction of a new cooling tower, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) has announced.

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Japanese-reprocessing-plant-delayed-by-another-yea

In order to secure the economic and security benefits of a true 'all-of-the-above' energy agenda, the United States must be at the forefront of nuclear innovation, writes Dan Brouillette. The following is the US secretary of energy's 21 August blog for the Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-You-cant-have-true-energy-independence

The first complete reloading of mixed oxide (mox) fuel for Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant has been manufactured at the Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in Zheleznogorsk.

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmox-plant-at-russias-mcc-manufactures-first-full-mox-core-for-bn-800-8047443