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The Republic of Ireland has a legislative ban on nuclear power, but the climate emergency is an opportunity to look with fresh eyes at this untapped potential. 18for0 estimates that introducing 18% nuclear energy to the country's electricity mix could eliminate fossil fuels from the power sector and achieve decarbonisation by 2037. 18for0 is a group of professionals, all volunteers, concerned about the credibility of Ireland's current proposals to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Jerry Waugh, one of its members, describes the group's preliminary study on how this could be achieved.

Date: Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-How-to-make-the-Emerald-Isle-green

US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has completed its TRIstructural-ISOtropic (TRISO) nuclear fuel line restart project and is producing fuel at its Lynchburg facility in Virginia.

Date: Friday, 13 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-restarts-triso-fuel-line-8359001

US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has established a new facility in Salt Lake City to support the development of the company's proprietary Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel.

Date: Friday, 04 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsusnc-opens-smr-fuel-facility-in-usa-8116534

US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has established a new facility in Salt Lake City to support the development of the company’s proprietary fully ceramic micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel.

Materials developed at the new facility will be used in the company’s micro-modular reactor (MMR) and other nuclear reactors, including gas-cooled reactors, light water reactors, Candu reactors, and molten salt cooled reactors.

Salt Lake City was selected partly because the region is home to significant ceramics and materials expertise, central to the manufacturing of FCM fuel. The Salt Lake City Lab augments Ultra Safe’s materials development efforts at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and collaborations with the Chalk River Laboratories.

FCM is a next-generation Triso particle fuel design, replacing the 50-year-old graphite matrix of traditional Triso fuel with silicon carbide (SiC), a material used in tank armour that is extremely resistant to radiation and thermal damage. Triso, a shortened form of the term tristructural-isotropic, refers to a specific design of uranium nuclear reactor fuel.

Date: Friday, 04 September 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/ultra-safe-opens-salt-lake-city-facility-to-support-nuclear-fuel-development-9-4-2020

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has established a new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, to support the development of its proprietary Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel. Materials developed there will be used in USNC's Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) and other nuclear reactors, including gas-cooled reactors, light water reactors, CANDU reactors and molten salt cooled reactors.

Date: Thursday, 03 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USNC-opens-SMR-fuel-development-laboratory

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 new use of neutron detectors for reactor monitoring and safeguards, developed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd (CNL), could potentially be used for the independent verification of nuclear reactor activities and for monitoring the sealed cores of some small modular reactors (SMRs).

Date: Monday, 10 June 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-verification-technology-research-published

More than 40 nuclear associations representing over 80,000 scientists have called on the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference - which will be held in Vancouver between 28 and 29 May - to commit to doubling public investment in nuclear-related R&D and innovation within the next five years. Their declaration was signed yesterday at the International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) , in Juan-les-Pins, France.

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Scientists-urge-commitment-to-nuclear-in

Bruce Power and Framatome have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on innovative modernisations for the Bruce A and Bruce B power plants as part of the Canadian facility's Life Extension Programme.

Date: Monday, 03 December 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bruce-and-Framatome-sign-CAD18-7-million-MoU

Netherlands-based NRG announced on 11 April that it had begun a multi-year collaboration for safety analysis of the SEALER (Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor) – a small modular lead cooled reactor under design by Sweden’s LeadCold for deployment in remote arctic regions in Northern Canada. Both companies will compare their independent safety analyses. 

Date: Monday, 16 April 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnrg-to-collaborate-on-sealer-swedish-lead-cooled-reactor-6116659