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nuclearOn track to commercial extraction of uranium from seawater

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater. LCW, …

energyIndonesia and ThorCon continue working towards thorium reactor

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Bob Effendi, a native of Indonesia, helped ThorCon win its 2015 deals with Indonesian companies to work on thorium nuclear power. In 2015, three state-owned companies in Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with a U.S.-based firm called Martingale. They …

energyDetails of Tokomak Energy plan to achieve commercial nuclear fusion by 2030

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Tokamak Energy UK has reached its first ST40 prototype testing goal of plasma temperatures of 15 million degrees Celsius. Their 2018 target is to reach 100 million degrees – the temperature required to force together charged deuterium and tritium particles …

chinaChina buys nuclear generators for moon and 4 new commercial nuclear reactors from Russia

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China is buying more nuclear reactors and nuclear technology from Russia. * four more VVER-1200 units at Xudabao and Tianwan * cooperation in the CFR-600 fast reactor pilot project * supply of the RITEG (Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator) parts for China’s …

energyAdvanced nuclear projects funded

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The US DOE announced $24 million in funding for 10 projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program: Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER). MEITNER teams will identify and develop innovative technologies that enable designs …

energyNuscale small modular reactor will have 20 Percent More Power and better cost performance

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NuScale Power small modular reactor (SMR) will be able generate 20 percent more power than originally planned. Advanced testing and modeling tools helped NuScale identify optimization and increased power generation. Increasing the power generating capacity of a 12-module NuScale SMR …

energyHorne Technologies has superconducting IEC fusion device and hope for net power by 2020

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Horne Technologies is developing an inertial electrostatic nuclear fusion system. They claim to have the world’s first superconducting, high-beta plasma research device in operation. They have 10 years research and development of fusion technologies. They have the first use of …

energyGermany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout which violated property rights

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The German cabinet has agreed to grant compensation of up to EUR1 billion (USD1.17 billion) to the utilities forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by the Energiewende, or energy transition, that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced …

canadaGeneral Fusion Demo Nuclear fusion plant around 2023 and after that commercial fusion – C2 Montreal

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This is information from an interview with Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion. The highlights are that General Fusion is rapidly pushing ahead to achieve commercialization and the next step is to make a 70% scale pilot plant that will …

energyAnti-nuclear policies increased global carbon by 18% and added 9.5 million air pollution deaths

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France uses about 80% nuclear energy for its electricity supply. The US has used about 16-24%. The US was on track to go to 80% nuclear energy but allowed this to be derailed with over-regulation. The spike in interest rates …