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energyUpdate on Copenhagen Atomics Molten Salt Fission From CTO

Aslak Stubsgaard, CTO of Copenhagen Atomics provided an update to Nextbigfuture on their development of a Molten Salt nuclear fission reactor. They are a molten salt reactor company developing a 100MW(th) thorium molten salt reactors with an initial load plutonium …

energyAdvanced Nuclear Reactor News

1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are working together on a small modular reactor – at TVA’s Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. TVA has yet to decide whether to actually construct such …

energyDyson Sphere Concept Creator and Project Orion Co-Lead Has Died

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/28/810433230/physicist-and-iconoclastic-thinker-freeman-dyson-dies-at-96″>Freeman Dyson has died at the age of 96. In 1958, the Project Orion Pulsed Nuclear Propulsion Rocket was started and was led by Ted Taylor at General Atomics and physicist Freeman Dyson. Freeman took a year away from the …

chinaChina Will Surpass France in Nuclear Power Generation This Year

China’s nuclear electricity generation rose by 18.1% last year, to 348 TWh, which is up from 286 TWh in 2018 based on China’s National Energy Administration data. Nuclear’s share of total electricity production was 4.88% last year, up from 4.22%. …

energyPicosecond Lasers and Avalanche Reactions Generate 1 Billion Times Fusion Reactions

HB-11 Energy has published its progress towards generating commercial nuclear fusion using a dual laser method. the University of New South Wales reports that HB11 Energy has been granted patents for its laser-driven technique for creating fusion energy. They would …

climate changeGlobal CO2 Emissions Did Not Increase in 2019

Global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world GDP grew by 2.9%. Increased wind, solar power, natural gas power and higher nuclear power output in developed countries offset increased emissions in emerging countries. * coal …

businessGE Hitachi Starts Licensing Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has officially started the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300 reactor design. On 30 December, the company submitted the first licensing topical report for the small modular reactor to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). …

energyMegawatt Class Direct Fusion Drive For 25X ISP and 3 Times Faster to Pluto

Princeton Satellite has had various NASA, SBIR and IR&D grants to develop a multi- megawatt-class nuclear fusion propulsion and space power system. This funding has enabled them to precisely simulate their designs and performed experiments. They have stated they would …

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 …