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Chicago-based Clean Core Thorium Energy and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are planning a pre-licensing review of the Clean Core’s advanced nuclear fuel. The ANEEL fuel design uses thorium and High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU). Clean Core says the pre-licensing review process will provide it with clear and early feedback on use of the ANEEL fuel design in a Candu reactor.

Date: Friday, 17 February 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsclean-cores-aneel-fuel-to-begin-pre-licensing-review-by-canadian-regulator-10602596

Clean Core Thorium Energy and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) have begun the planning phase of a pre-licensing review of Clean Core's ANEEL thorium and high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel, the company has announced.

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Preparations-begin-for-thorium-HALEU-fuel-regulato

Midwest can be ‘powerhouse for low-carbon fuel production’ The aim is to produce clean hydrogen from the Davis-Besse nuclear power station. Courtesy Wikipedia. Energy Harbor has joined forces with the University of Toledo and several industrial companies and US Department of Energy national laboratories to launch the Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen coalition, which aims to produce clean hydrogen using nuclear power from the Davis-Besse nuclear power station in Ohio.

The coalition envisions transforming the Midwest into a powerhouse for low-carbon fuel production. It said it will use nuclear power generated by Energy Harbor’s Davis-Besse nuclear station to produce carbon-free hydrogen through electrolysis.

The coalition said the focus on clean hydrogen production through electrolysis avoids the challenge of capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide. Nuclear reactors can produce clean hydrogen by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. Methods are being explored to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen from water by electrolysis, thermochemical, and hybrid processes.

In October 2021, Energy Harbor and the DOE agreed to develop a hydrogen production demonstration project at Davis-Besse in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Xcel Energy, and Arizona Public Service. The plant was chosen due to its proximity to key hydrogen consumers in the manufacturing and transportation sectors of the market.

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/us-initiative-aims-for-productions-with-nuclear-energy-from-davis-besse-9-4-2022

US-based Clean Core Thorium Energy has announced its new strategic partnership agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the testing of Clean Core’s innovative fuel for nuclear power plants. The announced agreement details next steps for irradiation testing and qualification in Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL’s) Advanced Test Reactor of Clean Core’s advanced nuclear fuel, marking a major milestone in the commercialisation of thorium-based energy.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-to-test-thorium-fuel-9777589

Company hails ‘major milestone’ towards commercialisation Clean Core’s Aneel nuclear fuel pellets. Testing will be ‘a major milestone’ towards commercialisation. Courtesy Clean Core. US-based Clean Core Thorium Energy has signed a partnership agreement with the US Department of Energy to pave the way for testing innovative fuel for nuclear power plants.

Clean Core said the agreement includes a schedule for irradiation and qualification testing for advanced thorium fuel at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

The company said the move is “a major milestone” for the commercialisation of thorium-based energy.

Clean Core’s Aneel (“advanced nuclear energy for enriched life”) fuel technology uses a combination of thorium and high assay low-enriched uranium (Haleu) for a improved fuel performance in Candu reactors and in other pressurised heavy-water reactor (PHWR) designs.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/clean-core-agrees-advanced-thorium-fuel-testing-schedule-with-doe-6-4-2022

Nuclear fuel innovation company Clean Core Thorium Energy has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) which details next steps for irradiation testing and qualification of its Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life (ANEEL) fuel in Idaho National Laboratory's (INL's) Advanced Test Reactor.

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Clean-Core-prepares-for-testing-of-innovative-fuel

The national laboratories from the UK, USA, France, Canada and Japan have held a summit at which they agreed to collaborate on research and innovation to get to a net zero energy economy.

Date: Saturday, 05 February 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/National-labs-summit-to-tackle-climate-goals

US Centrus Energy Corp President and CEO Daniel B Poneman on 14 December congratulated Clean Core Thorium Energy and Texas A&M on fabricating the first sample pellets of a next-generation nuclear fuel called ANEEL (Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life).

Date: Friday, 17 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscentrus-welcomes-fabrication-of-sample-aneel-fuel-9326528

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is asking the public for its input on plans to create a new programme to assure the availability of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel - needed for the demonstration and commercial deployment of advanced reactors - in the USA. Meanwhile, Centrus is working with Clean Core Thorium Energy on advanced fuel using HALEU and thorium.

Date: Thursday, 16 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA-builds-HALEU-supply-chain

The preliminary design of X-energy's TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility to produce tri-structural isotropic (TRISO) fuel on a commercial scale has now been completed, X-energy and Centrus Energy Corp announced today. The companies have also signed a contract for nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus to continue its work as the project enters its next phase.

Date: Wednesday, 03 November 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Preliminary-design-of-TRISO-X-fuel-plant-completed