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IEA’s new World Energy Outlook 2023 sees a phenomenal rise of clean energy technologies. It describes an energy system in 2030 in which clean technologies play a significantly greater role than today. This includes almost 10 times as many electric cars on the road worldwide; solar PV generating more electricity than the entire US power system does currently; renewables’ share of the global electricity mix nearing 50%, up from around 30% today; heat pumps and other electric heating systems outselling fossil fuel boilers globally; and three times as much investment going into new offshore wind projects than into new coal- and gas-fired power plants.

Date: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-plays-minor-role-in-iea-world-energy-outlook-2023-11258986

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has commissioned US-based Herbert Engineering Corp (HEC) to investigate the potential of advanced modern reactor technology for commercial marine propulsion. At the same time, UK-based start-up nuclear technology company newcleo has signed an agreement with Italy-based shipbuilder Fincantieri and certification multinational RINA, also based in Italy, to jointly study nuclear applications to the shipping industry.

Date: Friday, 28 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsstudies-investigate-potential-of-nuclear-shipping-11032396

TRISO fuel pebbles for the Hermes demonstration reactor will be produced at the New Mexico lab's Low Enriched Fuel Fabrication Facility (LEFFF) under a newly announced agreement. This is the first nuclear iteration in Kairos Power's "rapid iterative approach" to nuclear fuel development as well as the first nuclear fuel development campaign for LEFFF.

Date: Saturday, 10 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kairos-Power,-Los-Alamos-collaborate-to-make-TRISO

Doubling domestic nuclear energy production by 2050 is an "ambitious but achievable" national goal that would help the USA achieve 100% clean energy, US think-tank the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) said. The organisation is calling for the US Department of Energy (DOE) to launch an Advanced Nuclear Energy Earthshot as part of its Energy Earthshots initiative to help achieve this.

Date: Friday, 15 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-organisation-calls-for-doubling-of-nuclear

Polish companies Synthos Green Energy and PKN Orlen have signed an investment agreement to establish a joint venture for the deployment of a small modular reactor (SMR) fleet in Poland. The Orlen Synthos Green Energy joint venture will commercialise micro modular reactor (MMR) and SMR technology, in particular GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300.

Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Polish-joint-venture-to-commercialise-SMRs

NuScale Power and Romanian national nuclear company Nuclearelectrica yesterday signed a teaming agreement to advance the deployment of NuScale's small modular reactor (SMR) technology in Romania. The signing came a day after plans for the cooperation were announced on the sidelines of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Date: Saturday, 06 November 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Teaming-agreement-signed-for-Romanian-SMR-deployme

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 5 October that it had achieved a breakthrough in hydrogen storage technology using a new magnesium alloy.  Storage of hydrogen as a gas typically requires high-pressure tanks (35-70 MPa tank pressure). Storage of hydrogen as a liquid requires cryogenic temperatures because the boiling point of hydrogen at one atmosphere pressure is −252.8°C. Neither of these options are ideal for widespread use, CNL noted.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscnl-reports-breakthrough-in-hydrogen-storage-9138570

To facilitate rapid decarbonisation and cut dependency on fossil fuels, both nuclear energy and renewables are needed for power and hydrogen production, a new independent study has concluded. The study, by Aurora Energy Research, investigates the benefits of deploying both nuclear and renewables for hydrogen production, to support the energy transition and meet UK climate targets.

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-needed-for-hydrogen-production,-study-says

A bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the US Senate this week includes, amongst other things, provisions for investment in advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects. The bill would also include investment in research hubs for next generation technologies such as carbon capture and clean hydrogen.

Date: Saturday, 14 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-Senate-passes-infrastructure-bill

An electrochemical cell that converts gaseous carbon dioxide into valuable compounds could take advantage of high-temperature technologies including next-generation advanced nuclear reactors. The cell is being developed by scientists at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Date: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Electrochemical-cell-leverages-next-generation-nuc