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The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it will produce the world’s first comprehensive roadmap for the energy sector to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. This is part of its strategy to further strengthens its leadership role in global clean energy transitions.  

Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-to-produce-roadmap-to-achieve-net-zero-by-2050-8453193

Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) has started mining uranium from the new open-pit Engenho mine at Caetité, in Brazil's Bahia state. It is hoped that resumption of uranium production at the site will make the country self-sufficient in fuel for its nuclear power reactors. A ceremony was held yesterday at the mine site, during which a detonation was carried out, symbolising the beginning of open pit mining in a new area, the Engenho mine.

Date: Thursday, 03 December 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Brazil-resumes-uranium-mining-at-Caetite

The world needs countries, such as Brazil, to step up and lead the way by expanding their nuclear capacity to help contribute to a sustainable energy future, said Agneta Rising, former director general of World Nuclear Association. She was speaking ahead of the World Nuclear University Short Course World Nuclear Industry Today to be held online in Brazil next week.

Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-Established-nuclear-countries-must-lead-sus

The installation of the pumps for the primary cooling circuit of Argentina's RA-10 multipurpose reactor has been completed, the country's National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) has announced. This marks completion of the assembly of the reactor's large components.

Date: Saturday, 10 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Large-components-in-place-for-Argentinean-research

The Angra nuclear power station in Brazil. Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Brazil’s state-run power company Eletronuclear to conduct engineering analysis critical to the safety, reliability and long-term life of the Angra-1 nuclear power plant.

The company said the contract supports Eletronuclear’s long-term operations programme designed to enable continued operations at Angra-1 until the end of 2044. The current operating licence is valid through December 2024.

The LTO programme at Angra-1 includes engineering assessments, system testing and plant system upgrades, to be implemented in several stages by 2030.

The contract follows a letter of intent signed between Westinghouse and Eletronuclear in February to help extend the life of the plant.

Date: Wednesday, 07 October 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/westinghouse-signs-engineering-analysis-contract-for-angra-1-10-2-2020

The project for the exploration of uranium in Brazil’s northeast Ceará province is to be restarted after the Santa Quitéria consortium, comprising Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) and the fertiliser company Galvani, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ceará government on 28 September.

Date: Friday, 02 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbrazil-prepares-to-revive-uranium-project-8159950

The government of Brazil's northeast state of Ceará and the Santa Quitéria Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a uranium and phosphate extraction plant in Itatiaia, Santa Quitéria. The consortium is a partnership between fuel cycle company Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil and fertiliser producer Galvani.

Date: Thursday, 01 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Agreement-on-Brazilian-uranium-phosphate-extractio

As Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gather in Vienna this week for the annual General Conference, they should consider making universal the appointment of a National Focal Point on denials of shipment of radioactive materials to boost security of supply of medical isotopes, write Natanael Bruno and Serge Gorlin, co-chairs of the Transport Facilitation Working Group.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Time-to-appoint-a-National-Focal-Point-o

Nuclear power must be included in all debates about the clean energy transition and tackling climate change, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today at the opening session of the Agency's Scientific Forum 2020. Panellists in the first session agreed there were issues that the industry must address in order to support its messages about the benefits of nuclear energy.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-head-calls-for-nuclear-to-have-a-place-in-all

Driving investment towards nuclear energy projects depends strongly on the perception and evaluation of the costs associated with them, Leonam dos Santos Guimarães, CEO of Eletronuclear, told participants in World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum last week. Brazil has two nuclear reactors generating about 3% of its electricity, but construction of a third is currently stalled.

Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Investor-confidence-relies-on-public-acceptance-of