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The Canadian Government said that, “as a global leader in nuclear energy and nuclear safety, Canada is poised to be a leader in the safe and responsible development of small modular reactor (SMR) technology”. It added: “SMRs are expected to play a key role in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and in providing economic benefits as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanada-supports-smr-development-with-funds-for-terrestrial-energy-8187427

$15m investment will help with pre-licensing of SMR Terrestrial Energy is proposing to build a 195-MW IMSR at Chalk River in Canada. Courtesy Terrestrial Energy. The Canadian government took a step forward on its national small modular reactor plan on Thursday, with an investment to help an Ontario company move closer to commercialising its Generation IV reactor technology.

The CAD20m ($15.1m) investment will help Terrestrial Energy complete a pre-licensing milestone for its technology, part of an effort to bring net-generation nuclear energy to industry, Canada’s innovation ministry said.

This is the first investment from the government’s strategic innovation fund for an SMR. Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) power plant is said to be 50% more efficient than traditional reactors and suited for deployment in remote communities and industrial operations, including on-grid and off-grid power provision.

Ontario-based Terrestrial Energy, established in 2013, is proposing to build a 195-MW IMSR at Chalk River in Canada. It wants to commission the first IMSR power plants in the late 2020s.

The company said IMSR plants can be built in four years and produce electricity or industrial heat at prices competitive with fossil fuels while emitting no greenhouse gases. They can provide energy for generating on-grid electric power and heat for industrial processes, such as hydrogen production, synthetic fuel production, natural resource extraction, and desalination.

Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/canada-government-moves-forward-with-reactor-commercialisation-plan-10-5-2020

The Canadian government is investing CAD20 million (USD15 million) of federal funds to accelerate development of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) power plant. Small modular reactors (SMRs) are expected to play a key role in the country's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and in providing economic benefits as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-government-invests-in-SMR-technology

Milestones achieved within a recent two-week period demonstrate what nuclear technology is all about, what it is doing and can do for humanity, Agneta Rising, World Nuclear Association director general, said ahead of the Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Date: Wednesday, 09 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-Worlds-of-possibilities-with-nuclear-techno

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), an initiative involving 13 countries focused on next generation nuclear power technologies, have called for greater efforts to support the early deployment of innovative nuclear reactor systems to address climate change, IAEA reported on 17 July. Participants in the 14th GIF-IAEA Interface Meeting, held virtually amid the global pandemic, reviewed progress on the research, design and development of innovative nuclear reactor systems, including in areas such as nuclear safety, proliferation resistance, economics, education and training. 

Date: Thursday, 23 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-and-gif-call-for-faster-deployment-of-next-generation-reactors-8039068

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) have called for greater efforts to support the early deployment of innovative nuclear reactor systems to address climate change. The appeal came during the 14th GIF-IAEA Interface Meeting​ held last week.

Date: Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-GIF-call-for-faster-deployment-of-next-genera

Aim is to ‘supercharge’ country’s advanced nuclear energy industry A computer-generated image of Tokamak Energy’s ST40 small modular fusion reactor. Courtesy Tokamak Energy. The UK has announced £40m of funding to “unlock thousands of green jobs” by developing the next generation of nuclear energy technology, with £30m of the total going to support three small modular reactor projects.

The government said the £30m will speed up the development of three SMR projects in the UK and “drive them closer towards supplying low-carbon energy to the nation”.

The remaining £10m will be invested in smaller research, design, and manufacturing projects.

The government said the funding will ensure SMR technology is more attractive to private sector investors, “supercharging” the development of the industry and creating supply chains for future SMR developments.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/uk-announces-gbp40-million-funding-for-reactor-projects-7-1-2020

Group’s climate change plan says technology is ‘critically important’ Tania Constable, chief executive of the the Minerals Council of Australia. The Minerals Council of Australia has called for research into advanced nuclear solutions and accelerated development of the minerals required for a low emissions future, including uranium for nuclear power plants.

In a plan to tackle climate change across the industry, the council endorsed a goal of reaching net-zero emissions “as fast as possible” but without setting a target date.

It said it wanted to see faster development of minerals including uranium, aluminium, copper, nickel, zinc, iron, uranium, base metals, lithium, minerals sands, and rare earths.

The plan is a list of 30 activities underneath 10 action areas across its sector covering three issues: developing technology pathways to cut emissions, increasing transparency on climate change reporting, and knowledge sharing of the sector’s response to climate change.

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/minerals-council-calls-for-research-into-advanced-nuclear-solutions-6-2-2020

The Hinkley Point C nuclear station under construction in England will have two EPR units. Photo courtesy EDF Energy. The UK should commit now to a least 10 GW of additional new Generation III+ reactor capacity beyond Hinkley Point C and support development programmes for the deployment of small modular reactors and advanced Generation IV reactors, a report published on Thursday says.

Support for SMRs and Generation IV would provide a clearer indication of the likelihood of realising the benefits from these two technologies and their role in helping the UK meet its target of a net zero energy system by 2050.

The report recommends, providing costs come down, at least a further 10GW of new established reactor designs are built. This is over three times more capacity than will come online from two new EPR units under construction at the Hinkley Point C power station. It says around 50 GW of nuclear may be needed by 2050, the report says.

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/country-should-commit-now-to-at-least-10-gw-of-new-nuclear-6-4-2020

France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) on 28 May published its report on nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2019.

Date: Tuesday, 02 June 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsasns-2019-report-calls-for-more-quality-and-rigour-7948710