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The US.Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy recently agreed to a nine-year contract with TRIGA International to secure new fuel elements for half of the USA’s university-operated research reactors.

Date: Wednesday, 09 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-secures-new-fuel-for-triga-research-reactors-9467593

First batch scheduled to be delivered by 2023 Sections of the first Triga fuel elements produced for the US. Courtesy US DOE. The US Department of Energy has agreed to a nine-year contract with Triga International to secure new fuel elements for half of the nation’s university-operated research reactors.

The first batch of fuel is expected to be delivered to the US by 2023 and will be the first new Triga fuel elements produced in more than nine years.

Triga International is the world’s only Triga fuel supplier. The company completed a major renovation project last year in Romans, France with support from the DOE and restarted its fuel production in December for the first time since 2012.

Framatome and General Atomics created the Triga International in 1995 to market Triga fuel elements manufactured at Romans.

Date: Tuesday, 08 February 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/doe-signs-nine-year-contract-for-triga-reactor-fuel-2-1-2022

The US Department of Energy has agreed a nine-year contract with TRIGA International to secure new fuel elements for its TRIGA research reactors. These will be the first fuel elements to be fabricated since the recent reopening of TRIGA International's fuel fabrication facility in France, which shut for refurbishment in 2012.

Date: Saturday, 05 February 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Unique-fuel-facility-restarts-fabrication

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said on 6 April that Triga International had recently completed a major renovation project at its fuel fabrication facility in Romans, France. Triga International is a joint venture between General Atomics (GA) and CERCA, Framatome's subsidiary for the fabrication of fuel elements for research reactors.

Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmajor-renovation-of-triga-reactors-completed-8665733

A major renovation project has been completed at TRIGA International's fuel fabrication facility in Romans-sur-Isère, southeastern France. The facility is the only supplier of uranium-zirconium hydride fuel for use in TRIGA-type research reactors. The upgrades will ensure the continued operation of 36 such reactors around the world.

Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Plant-upgrades-ensure-continued-TRIGA-fuel-supply

Partially used irradiated fuel from the Finnish Reactor 1 (FiR1) in Espoo, Finland, has been transported to the USA for use in a similar TRIGA Mark II research reactor operated by the US Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. Dismantling of the Finnish reactor, which was shut down in 2015, is scheduled to begin at the end of 2022.

Date: Friday, 12 February 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Finnish-research-reactor-fuel-sent-to-USA-for-furt

Of the 220 research reactors in operation today, only seven are on the African continent. In other words, with 17.2% of the world population and the strongest expected growth in the coming years, Africans have access to only 3% of the world's nuclear research reactor capacity. Marguerite Leonardi, senior advisor at NPC Consulting & Engineering, and Professor Vincent Lukanda Mwamba, Commissaire Général of the Commissariat Général à l’Energie Atomique, explain why that is a concern and why the research reactor in Kinshasa should be restarted urgently.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Why-research-reactors-are-so-important-f

US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has delivered a design concept of a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) reactor to power future astronaut missions to Mars for a NASA-funded study.

Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnasa-studies-general-atomics-reactor-design-for-mars-missions-8132668

The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) said on 20 February that it had completed its evaluation of applications submitted in response to a funding opportunity for the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU).

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-to-fund-four-companies-to-produce-mo-99-without-use-of-heu-7008435

Finland's FiR 1 research reactor in Espoo will be permanently shut down in 2015, after being a centre of training and research for over five decades. Continued operation is 'unprofitable,' says VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsend-of-an-era-for-finnish-research-reactor-4618259