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The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is joining forces with Rolls-Royce for a unique study into how nuclear power and technologies could be used as part of space exploration.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-space-agency-and-rolls-royce-to-co-operation-on-nuclear-propulsion-8453657

The UK government announced this week its invitation to local communities to put forward proposals to host the country's prototype fusion energy power plant. The successful site will be home to the construction of STEP - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production - that is targeted for completion by 2040. At a media briefing ahead of the government's announcement, Professor Ian Chapman, CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, explained why this is an exciting prospect for the whole world.

Date: Saturday, 05 December 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-The-search-for-a-UK-home-for-the-world-s-fi

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced that the government would invest £40 million ($50.5m) to develop the next generation of nuclear energy technology, creating R&D and manufacturing jobs across the UK.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-funding-for-advanced-reactors-8022575

The UK government has announced an investment of GBP40 million (USD50 million) in the development of advanced modular reactors (AMRs) and small modular reactors (SMRs). A government-commissioned report, meanwhile, has made recommendations for boosting the capability of the UK's nuclear R&D sector and domestic supply chain to support future AMR deployment.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-support-for-modular-reactor-deployme

The UK’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) said in its latest Annual Report to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that nuclear energy should provide at least half of the low-carbon electricity not supplied by renewables.

Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnirab-recommends-the-development-of-smrs-and-amrs-7973319

New cost-competitive nuclear power must make a significant contribution to meeting increased demand for low-carbon electricity, the Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (Nirab) says in a new report for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It would be prudent to plan for nuclear energy to provide at least half of the firm low-carbon electricity not provided by renewables, it says.

Date: Thursday, 11 June 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nirab-describes-ways-to-include-nuclear-in-UKs-net

A group of more than 100 scientists and environmentalists have written to the European Commission calling for a "timely and just assessment" of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy. The letter was sent by Satu Helynen, acting president of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP), and addressed to EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson and to two European Commission vice-presidents, Valdis Dombrovskis and Frans Timmermans.

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NGOs-demand-place-for-nuclear-in-EU-Taxonomy

A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel.

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/British-plutonium-samples-shipped-to-France

UK-based Moltex Energy, creator of the Stable Salt Reactor (SSR), has raised GBP6 million (USD7.5 million) in funding through online investment platform Shadow Foundr. The funding will support the company through the pre-licensing process in Canada and will allow the further development of the business in the UK.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Moltex-Energy-raises-USD7-5-million-through-crowdf

A joint team of UK and Japanese researchers have used the UK's synchrotron science facility to analyse the internal structure and composition of a radioactive particle collected from close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Date: Monday, 11 March 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Researchers-study-Fukushima-particle-in-close-up