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HB11 start to begin experimental programme

HB11 start to begin experimental programme

Australian fusion energy start-up HB11 Energy Holdings said that it had closed its oversubscribed pre-seed fundraise at AUD4.6 million ($3.6m) and started its experimental programme, after opening the...
25 February 2021
US: Cooperation in space research

US: Cooperation in space research

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Deputy Secretary Mark W Menezes and the Department of Defence’s (DOD) Deputy Secretary David Norquist have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) affirming a mutual...
28 January 2021
UK: Think tank argues for more nuclear construction

UK: Think tank argues for more nuclear construction

Investment in at least one more commercial nuclear power plant is necessary to ensure that the UK can secure its energy supply without compromising efforts to combat climate change, according to a new...
28 January 2021
Construction of unit 1 at the San'ao begins

Construction of unit 1 at the San'ao begins

In May 2015, the National Energy Administration approved the project to carry out site protection and related demonstration work. On 2 September last year, the executive meeting of the State Council approved...
28 January 2021
New circulation pump undergoes lifetime testing

New circulation pump undergoes lifetime testing

Tests on the main circulation pump unit GTsNA-1753 are undeway (Credit: Atomenergomash)Russia’s Central Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (TsKBM - part of the engineering division of Rosatom, At...
28 January 2021
Hanhikivi 1: Chemical permit granted

Hanhikivi 1: Chemical permit granted

The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) has granted a chemical permit for the large-scale handling and storage of hazardous chemicals required at the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant being built...
28 January 2021
Cern and Russia approve agreement

Cern and Russia approve agreement

The Russian government has approved an agreement with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the repatriation of depleted uranium belonging to the Russian Federation as part of the L3...
28 January 2021
Bulgaria plans to expand Kozloduy plant

Bulgaria plans to expand Kozloduy plant

The Bulgarian government has approved a report by the Minister of Energy on the actions taken and the results of the study on the possibilities for construction of a new nuclear unit at site No 2 of the...
28 January 2021
Rolls-Royce signs MOUs on SMRs with Exelon and CEZ

Rolls-Royce signs MOUs on SMRs with Exelon and CEZ

Rolls-Royce has signed MOUs with Exelon and CEZ on SMRsUK-based Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US utility Exelon Generation to pursue the potential for Exelon to operate...
19 November 2020
Leningrad-II 2 begins pilot operation

Leningrad-II 2 begins pilot operation

Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor issued a permit for the start of the pilot operation of unit 2 of the Leningrad-II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6), according to nuclear utility Rosenergoatom. Specialists...
19 November 2020