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canadaCanada reviewing ten small nuclear reactor designs including eVinci solid state microreactor

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will have pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDRs) the NuScale 50 MWe SMR and Westinghouse’s eVinci microreactor. The CNSC is now involved with ten pre-licensing VDRs, all for small reactors with capacities in the range …

batteriesToyota has reduced the rare earth materials used in electric vehicle magnets by 50%

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Toyota has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the future. The new …

chinaUK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while China needs 3 years to make 400MWth reactors

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Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc says it will take 12 years to build its prototype small nuclear reactor in the U.K. Rolls-Royce needs as many as five years for the licensing and design assessment process, while construction will take another seven for …

energyIndia approves construction of 12 more nuclear reactors

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India has approved the construction of 12 new nuclear power reactors. 10 will be indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) with a capacity of 700 MW each and two will be Russian Light Water Reactors (LWRs). Two PHWRs each will …

chinaNuclear reactors for heating can be mass produced and each would take two years to build

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China General Nuclear (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are both looking to develop small nuclear reactors for district heating. They are China’s top two nuclear energy companies. Information is from China General Nuclear, NEI Magazine, People’s Daily and …

chinaBoring electrical power distribution could give China’s Navy railguns and other huge advantages

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The US is moving ahead with deployment of combat lasers up to 300 kilowatts in power over the next 3-5 years versus 32 megajoule railguns. Only one megawatt of power is needed for combat lasers versus tens of megawatts for …

chinaCould a China-South Korea to Europe rail connection be used to buy off North Korea?

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Like China, South Korea has used and plans to use high-speed rail for economic development. South Korea and China both have plans to create high-speed rail and cargo links to Europe. The South Korea connection would require rail lines through …

economic impactUS budget proposal and infrastructure plan highlights

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There is a $4.4 trillion 2019 budget proposal. It includes an infrastructure plan. The infrastructure plan calls for $200 billion in planned federal spending on infrastructure which is to incentive state, local and private funding for $1.5 trillion in overall …

energyRevolutionary small modular nuclear reactors for space and earth applications starting in 2024

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The three-year Kilopower safe 4 kilowatt nuclear reactor project started in 2015 with a challenging goal of building and testing a full-scale flight-prototypic nuclear reactor by the end of 2017 mid-2018.

asiaIndonesia has rapidly growing energy needs and they are looking to nuclear energy

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Indonesia needs to double its electricity generation capacity over the next ten years, and continue that expansion beyond 2050, to improve access to electricity and meet the demand of its growing economy and population. Indonesia’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) …