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chinaTwo Main Chinese Nuclear Companies are Partnering

China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have entered into a strategic partnership. CNNC controls most of China’s nuclear sector business including R&D, engineering design, uranium exploration and mining, enrichment, fuel fabrication, reprocessing and waste disposal. …

energyNuScale Submits Next Regulatory Step in Canada for Modular SMR Reactor Design

NuScale Power today announced its first submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing vendor design review (VDR) of NuScale’s innovative small modular reactor (SMR) design. This submission reflects the substantive work that NuScale continues to accomplish in …

energyThorium Nuclear Reactors Mentioned by Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang mentioned Thorium Nuclear Reactors as one of the advanced nuclear fission reactor concepts. Yang has also talked about making a prototype thorium reactor by 2027. There is a US startup working on a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor. If …

canadaGeneral Fusion Has Over US$100 Million to Make a Fusion Demo Plant

General Fusion has successfully closed USD$65 million with a Series E round led by Temasek (Singapore fund). There was US$38 million (C$50 million) released from the Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. The total funds recently made available to General Fusion is …

energyNuScale Tracking to SMR design certification application by September 2020

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed the fourth phase of review of the design certification application (DCA) for the company’s revolutionary small modular reactor (SMR). NuScale reached this milestone on schedule, marking yet another significant achievement along its …

canadaNuclear Energy Advanced Reactor New Roundup

1. The reactor pressure vessel of the APR-1400 unit 5 of South Korea’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant was installed. The 1340 MWe pressurized water reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operation in March 2023. South Korea is taking just …

chinaHow Much Nuclear Power Would China Need to Meet the 1.5 °C Climate Target?

A study analyzed the nuclear power capacity needed in China by 2050 to realize the 1.5 °C target, as well as the feasibility, necessary measures, and difficulty. China generated 6990 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2018 and is generating 3.1% more …

energyCommonwealth Fusion Systems Raised Another $115 Million to Reach ARC Fusion Commercialization Phase Starting 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a startup commercializing fusion energy, has raised $115 million and closed its Series A round. New participants in the round include Future Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, Safar Partners, Schooner Capital, and Starlight …

nasaPulsed Fission Fusion Propulsion for Faster Manned Travel Through the Solar System

Robert Adams updated the work on a phase 2 Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion Concept. Robert works at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. This system should be able to achieve 15 kW/kg and 30,000 seconds of ISP. This will be …

energyOnagawa 2 Reactor Has Restart Approval After Building 29 Meter High and 800 Meter Long Sea Wall

Before the tsunami in 2011, Japan was generating 30% of its electricity from over 50 nuclear reactors, but all were shutdown within 14 months of the accident. A total of nine units have restarted since 2015, while 17 reactors are …