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A team of Russian scientists from several large scientific centres have created an organic compound that helps to more effectively separate and components of used fuel during reprocessing, the press service of Lomonosov Moscow State University reported. This supports research to develop the technologies needed for the transition to a closed nuclear fuel cycle which will expand the nuclear fuel base and significantly reduce the need to mine natural uranium in large volumes. Radiochemical reprocessing of used fuel and extraction of valuable nuclear materials, primarily plutonium and uranium, is a key stage necessary for closing the fuel cycle.

Date: Thursday, 14 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-scientists-develop-organic-compound-to-make-used-fuel-reprocessing-more-efficient-11369682

Sweden’s Studsvik has signed a Technology Licence Agreement with South Korea’s Dongguk Nuclear Solution, to provide engineering services to support an establishment of an inDRUM in South Korea for radioactive waste treatment. This is a long-term agreement, built on performance and milestones.

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsstudsvik-signs-licence-agreement-to-develop-indrum-waste-treatment-in-south-korea-11335619

Swedish nuclear technical services provider Studsvik and German radioactive waste specialist GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH have formed a strategic and exclusive cooperation to implement Studsvik's inDRUM technology for the German market. inDRUM is a patented technology for the treatment of problematic wastes, such as legacy wastes in aging drums.

Date: Tuesday, 05 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Studsvik,-GNS-collaborate-on-waste-technology

Rosatom fuel company TVEL and the Troitsk Institute of Innovative & Thermonuclear Research (TRINITI) have developed a technology to decontaminate radiation-contaminated metal equipment using ozone baths. TVEL says it is much more efficient than foreign counterparts, and makes it possible to significantly reduce time needed to treat secondary liquid radwaste.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-develops-new-decontamination-technology-10770017

A new method to extract molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) from low-enriched uranium targets, developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), could significantly reduce the radioactive waste produced during the production of the isotope. Mo-99 is the precursor for medical radioisotope technetium-99m (Tc-99m) used in more than 85% of all nuclear medicine diagnostic examinations.

Date: Saturday, 02 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Novel-method-cuts-isotope-production-waste

In line with plans to reduce its stockpile of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF), a waste produce to uranium enrichment, enterprises of Russia’s Fuel Company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) plans to build a new facility for the treatment of DUHF. The Central Design and Technological Institute (TSPI) and the Ural Electrochemical Plant (UECP) in Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region) had signed an agreement for the development a project to create a W-EHF facility in Novouralsk for defluorination of  DUHF.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-to-build-an-additional-facility-to-process-dufh-8080917

Transnuclear has launched a new model of spent fuel pool rack called NUSTOR. The racks can also be used for storage of new fuel assemblies in dry new fuel storage vault areas. The US EPR will feature the NUSTOR as standard.

Date: Thursday, 06 May 2010
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstransnuclear-racks-up-the-orders

Sandia National Laboratories, the lead research and development laboratory for the Department of Energy’s physical security needs, is seeking one or more business partners in the area of hydrogen production via nuclear energy field, develop Sandia’s Integrated Boiler, Superheater, and Decomposer for Sulfuric Acid Decomposition technology.

Date: Friday, 18 September 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsintegrated-boiler-superheater-and-decomposer-for-sulfuric-acid-decomposition-usa-deadline-31-october-2009

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