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energyHelion Energy’s Nuclear Fusion Updates on Twitter

Helion Energy has been working to make a pulsed commercial nuclear fusion generator 1,000 times smaller, over 500 times cheaper, and realizable 10 times faster than other approaches. Helion Energy received $10.6 million in 2015. Helion is creating technology it …

canadaARC 100, Modular Reactor, Passes First Phase of Canada’s Nuclear Safety Commission Vendor Design Review

Advanced Reactor Concepts is developing an exportable, factory-produced, 100 MWe nuclear reactor with fixed fuel costs for 20+ years. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of ARC Nuclear Canada’s ARC-100 …

energyLightbridge Makes Metallic Fuel Usable for Nuscale Reactor

Lightbridge Corporation and Enfission, LLC have demonstrated the manufacturing process and fabrication of Lightbridge Fuel surrogate rods in a length that could be usable in NuScale Power’s small modular reactors (SMR). The demonstration included the production of several coextruded rods …

energyUpdate on Zap Energy Compact Z-Pinch Nuclear Fusion

Zap Energy, the University of Washington, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are advancing the shear-flow stabilized Z-pinch concept and assessing its potential for scaling to fusion conditions and a practical path to a compact, low-cost fusion reactor. The Z-pinch is …

energyP3Tek Recommends Thorcon Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor for Indonesia

P3Tek presented the results of a 10-month study of the ThorCon thorium/uranium-fueled molten salt reactor (MSR) power plant. The study reviewed regulation, safety, economics, and the grid load and concluded the ThorCon TMSR500 liquid fission power plant can supply Indonesia …

canadaMoltex Energy Gets US$7.5 Million in Crowdfunding for Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor

Moltex Energy has raised 6 million british pounds (USD7.5 million) in funding through online investment platform Shadow Foundr. Their design is a Stable Salt Reactors that builds on the fundamental safety and simplicity breakthrough of molten salt fuel in essentially …

chinaSpecifications and Economic Analysis of Nuclear District Heating

DHR400 is finalizing the preliminary design (some parameters might change with the optimization of DHR400 design) and seeking for construction license in early 2019. DHR400 has a target commercial operation date of 2021 for the first plant that is expected …

chinaChina Mass Production of Nuclear Thermal Power Could Reach 1 Cent per KWH

The analyzed costs for the DHR-400 (deep pool reactors) are in the range of 1.65 cents per kilowatt-hour. The costs are 30-40 yuan ($4.58-6.1) for a gigajoule of heat (277.8 kwh). This is close to the one-cent target of the …