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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a contract to TRIGA International, a joint venture between Framatome and General Atomics, to fabricate fuel for the MARVEL microreactor at Idaho National Laboratory(INL). The TRIGA fuel fabrication contract was awarded through Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), which operates INL. Framatome will manufacture a fuel similar to the TRIGA fuel used in US university reactors.

Date: Saturday, 09 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstriga-international-to-supply-fuel-for-marvel-microreactor-11359427

TRIGA International recently delivered 30 new fuel elements to Penn State University for its research reactor. The shipment is the first of its kind in more than a decade and restores an important fuel supply for the 35 TRIGA reactors operating around the world, including 17 in the United States.

Date: Saturday, 07 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspenn-state-receives-first-triga-fuel-shipment-in-10-years-11199316

TRIGA International, a joint venture between France’s Framatome and US General Atomics, has manufactured its first fuel element in more than 10 years. The fuel was fabricated at Framatome’s recently restored manufacturing facility at Romans-sur-Isère in France. The company completed a three-year $80m renovation project in 2021 funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and TRIGA International to restart its fuel production. During the renovation, DOE provided 76 lightly used TRIGA fuel elements to US research reactors to help meet immediate needs.

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsframatome-fabricates-fuel-element-for-us-triga-research-reactors-10677166

Framatome has announced the completion of the first fabricated metallic fuel element for TRIGA research reactors in more than a decade. TRIGA International - a joint venture between Framatome and General Atomics - will now ramp up fuel manufacturing to power US TRIGA reactors with support from the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Thursday, 09 March 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/DOE-receives-new-TRIGA-fuel-as-production-resumes

US nuclear fuel developer Lightbridge Corporation has completed work in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support the development of Lightbridge Fuel. The work was carried out under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) voucher programme.

Date: Friday, 03 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-pacific-northwest-national-laboratory-supports-development-of-lightbridge-fuel-10644641

US nuclear fuel developer Lightbridge Corporation has announced that it has entered into landmark agreements with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), in collaboration with the US Department of Energy (DOE), to support the development of Lightbridge Fuel. The framework agreements comprise an “umbrella” Strategic Partnership Project Agreement (SPP) and an “umbrella” Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), each with Battelle Energy Alliance, (BEA), DOE’s operating contractor for INL, with an initial duration of seven years.

Date: Saturday, 17 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newslightbridge-strengthens-partnership-with-idaho-national-laboratory-10443297

Westinghouse Electric Company have announced a partnership with EDF to explore the functionalities of Westinghouse’s EnCore enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF) technology. Westinghouse will study its EnCore fuel in an EDF reactor for potential deployment across the EDF nuclear fleet after 2030. This will be the largest R&D programme on enhanced fuel that Westinghouse has conducted in Europe to date.

Date: Friday, 29 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-and-edf-co-operate-on-accident-tolerant-fuel-9883963

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