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Days after beginning trading on the New York Stock Exchange, US-based fast fission plant developer Oklo Inc has announced it is forming a strategic partnership with Atomic Alchemy to produce radioisotopes from Oklo's recycling process and through fast reactor production of isotopes.

Date: Saturday, 18 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Oklo,-Atomic-Alchemy-team-up-for-future-isotope-pr

US fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation says it has achieved a critical milestone in developing its fuel after Idaho National Laboratory (INL) extruded coupon samples of Lightbridge Fuel material consisting of an alloy of depleted uranium and zirconium. The extrusion process involves pressing a metallic alloy billet through a die.

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newslightbridge-fuel-fabrication-makes-progress-at-inl-11616949

The extrusion of samples of an alloy of depleted uranium and zirconium at Idaho National Laboratory is a critical step in the process to qualify Lightbridge Corporation's advanced nuclear fuel technology.

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Extrusion-demo-is-milestone-for-Lightbridge-Fuel-f

Jeff Avery Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has visited France to learn more about the facilities offered by Orano and the Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA - Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives. He also met with the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA - l’Agence Nationale pour la gestion des Déchets RadioActifs).

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdoe-explores-foreign-vitrification-technology-11540429

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has received a shipment of used next-generation light water reactor LWR) fuel from a commercial NPP to support research and testing for the first time in two decades. INL said it had received 25 experimental fuel rods irradiated in the reactor core of a commercial reactor. The fuel rods were developed and manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Company with technical assistance from several US national laboratories, including INL.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinl-receives-irradiated-next-generation-fuel-for-testing-11473480

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for uranium enrichment services to help establish a reliable domestic supply of fuels using high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU). Currently, HALEU is not commercially available from US-based suppliers, and boosting domestic supply is seen as vital for the development and deployment of advanced reactors in the US.

Date: Friday, 12 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-presses-ahead-with-haleu-development-11429515

Enrichment operation have begun at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio operated by American Centrifuge Operating (ACO), a subsidiary of Centrus Energy Corp (ACO). Doe said the demonstration project is on track to produce 20 kilograms of HALEU by the end of 2023.

Date: Saturday, 14 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshaleu-demonstration-project-begins-enrichment-in-ohio-11216435

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a contract option to X-energy, LLC to develop an enhanced engineering design for a transportable microreactor suitable for both commercial and defence use under the Project Pele initiative. This second design would be complementary to the prototype microreactor which is being built by BWX Technologies (BWXT).

Date: Friday, 15 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/X-energy-to-develop-second-Project-Pele-microreact

The self-contained system, developed by engineers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in collaboration with industry and government, enables multiple energy sources including small nuclear reactors (SMRs) to be integrated and optimised to ensure a reliable and resilient power supply in remote or off-grid locations, or during emergency situations or power outages.

Date: Tuesday, 25 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/INL-demonstrates-microgrid-in-a-box

US-based fission technology company Oklo is to merge with AltC. Oklo said in a statement it believed roughly 40% of the Fortune 500 companies are committed to an emissions-free future, with some $2 trillion expected for power generation alone. "Oklo is pursuing two complementary tracks to address this demand: providing reliable, commercial-scale energy to customers; and selling used nuclear fuel recycling services to the US market," the company said.

Date: Friday, 14 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-announces-merger-with-acquisition-company-altc-11005073