Reactors

All news, project announcements, innovation, and technology relating to nuclear reactors, as well as the processes within the nuclear power reactor, whereby energy released is used as heat to make steam and generate electricity. It refers to new nuclear reactor projects, as well as operations and maintenance projects on existing plants. This category relates to both fission and fusion reactors.

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South Africa weighs big block nuclear vs small modular reactors

A fascinating breakdown of the pros and cons of a large-scale nuclear and small modular reactor (SMR) builds in South Africa.
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Jacobs to lead EU-funded nuclear power plant research

Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium conducting research on how to extend the operational lifespan of nuclear power plants.
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Ontario utility to advance nuclear SMR development

Ontario Power Generation is working with three companies on developing grid-scale small modular reactors (SMR) for nuclear power.
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Report highlights need for nuclear flexibility in clean energy systems

As the growth of variable generators, like wind and solar, continue to gain traction around the world, it's important to question the level of flexibility of an energy source.
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Chevron expands low-carbon energy portfolio with nuclear fusion startup investment

Chevron Corporation has announced a Series A investment in Seattle-based nuclear fusion startup Zap Energy Inc
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Moltex Energy and Jacobs partner on new nuclear reactor technology

Nuclear company Moltex Energy has selected Jacobs to support their development of a new type of nuclear power plant – the Stable Salt Reactor.

UK’s U-Battery awarded £10m to deliver innovative nuclear technology

A U-Battery micro-modular reactor has been selected to progress through to Phase 2 of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Advanced Modular Reactor competition.

Atkins appointed to work on the UK’s National Thermal Hydraulic Facility

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a contract for the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of coolant loops for a nuclear test and research facility in North Wales.

UKAEA signs framework agreement to aid fusion development

The framework will allow companies to work closely with the UK Atomic Energy Authority, which researches the development of nuclear fusion energy and its related technologies.

Second reactor base completed at UK’s Hinkley C nuclear project

Crews at Britain’s only current nuclear power plant construction project reached another milestone with completion of the second reactor base.

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