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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 - a joint venture between Framatome and General Atomics - has been awarded a contract to fabricate TRIGA-like fuel for the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) microreactor.

Date: Thursday, 07 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TRIGA-International-to-produce-fuel-for-US-microre

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team of experts said the Philippines is committed to the safe operation of the Philippine Research Reactor-1 (PRR-1) Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education & Research (SATER) facility. This followed completion of recent commissioning tests and the start of its utilisation for training and education. The team also found the need for further improvement in the reactor’s operational organisation structure, its maintenance and operating procedures.

Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-reviews-safety-at-philippines-research-reactor-11331498

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

The first shipment of research reactor fuel elements under a nine-year contract between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and TRIGA International has arrived at Pennsylvania State University. Meanwhile, the original developer of the TRIGA research reactor has been awarded a design development services contract in support of a conceptual research reactor design for a new facility at Sandia National Laboratory.

Date: Thursday, 05 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TRIGA-fuel-supply-resumes-after-10-year-hiatus

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

Subcritical unit to be used for training and research The operation of the facility is a step forward as the Southeast Asian country prepares for a possible nuclear new-build programme. Courtesy PNRI. After more than three decades, the Philippines is again operating a nuclear facility after commissioning began of the Philippines Research Reactor-1 Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (PRR-1 Sater), which will become the country’s sole nuclear reactor training facility.

The operation of the facility is a step forward as the Southeast Asian country prepares for a possible nuclear new-build programme that is supported by president Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The 1 MW open pool general-purpose PRR-1 research reactor reached criticality in August 1963. In 1984, PNRI decided to convert and upgrade the reactor into a 3 MW Triga Mark III reactor. It was shut down in 1988, leaving the country with no operating nuclear facility for the past 34 years.

In 2014, a proposal was accepted to use fuel rods from PRR-1 for training and education. The fuel is a uranium-zirconium hydride alloy manufactured by General Atomics of the US, which built the PRR-1. The International Atomic Energy Agency has been supporting the project through a series of technical cooperation projects.

Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/milestone-with-startup-of-first-nuclear-facility-in-more-than-30-years-8-5-2022

The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) has begun commissioning the Philippine Research Reactor-1 Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (PRR-1 SATER), which will become the country's sole nuclear reactor training facility.

Date: Friday, 26 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Commissioning-of-Philippine-research-reactor-under

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