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Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), jointly owned by Australia’s Silex Systems (51%) and Canada’s Cameco (49%), have approved GLE’s operating plan and budget for calendar year (CY) 2024 that enables the continuation of accelerated activities to commercialise the Silex uranium enrichment technology.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgle-to-further-accelerate-commercialisation-of-silex-enrichment-technology-11540478

Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGR).

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-testing-of-HTGR-fuel-confirms-functionalit

The owners of the Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) joint venture have agreed to double project expenditures in 2024 to accelerate demonstration of the SILEX laser enrichment technology at its Test Loop pilot facility in the USA this year.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GLE-laser-enrichment-on-track-for-2024-demonstrati

US-based BWX Technologies subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) has been awarded a $122m contract extension from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for the down-blending of highly enriched uranium (HEU) into low enriched uranium (LEU).

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-subsidiary-awarded-contract-extension-for-uranium-down-blending-services-11520059

JSC Ruspolimet in Vyksa (Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region) has shipped the lead transport and packaging container TUK-137T.A1 manufactured for the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. The equipment was manufactured by Ruspolimet for Tekhsnabexport (Tenex), Rosatom’s sales and trading division.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinnovative-equipment-for-handling-spent-nuclear-fuel-sent-to-akkuyu-npp-11519933

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved GE Vernova's nuclear fuel business to manufacture, ship and analyse the performance of nuclear fuel with uranium-235 enrichments of up to 8%.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GNF-gets-approval-to-manufacture-higher-enrichment

US Centrus’s Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results showed an overall increase in income but a reduction in profits with mixed results for different operating sectors. While the US’s only uranium enrichment facility showed increased revenue with respect to its low-enriched uranium (LEU) operations, results for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) were slow.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscentrus-financial-report-reveals-slow-down-in-haleu-plans-11511953

US-based TerraPower has selected five suppliers to support its Natrium Reactor Demonstration Project in Kemmerer, Wyoming. TerraPower these award selections are integral to the development of the Natrium plant. “Upon completion, the Natrium plant will be a full commercial operating plant and will bring to market clean, reliable, stable baseload energy and flexible energy storage, as well as long-term jobs to energy producing communities.”

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrapower-selects-five-suppliers-for-its-natrium-reactor-project-11512368

The Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (NCCP or NZKhK – Novosibirskii Zavod KhimConsentratov), part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, has signed a contract with the Egypt Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) for the supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor. The products include uranium components, as well as aluminium alloy products and aluminium powder. Delivery will be completed in 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-to-supply-of-fuel-components-for-the-egypts-etrr-2-research-reactor-11511973

The US nuclear fuel and services company expects the shortages to be temporary but says it will no longer be able to deliver the anticipated 900 kg of material under the second part of its contract with the US Department of Energy.

Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cylinder-shortages-hit-Centrus-HALEU-plans