uranium

canadaC$10 Million to Develop First Molten Salt Molten Reactor

Moltex was founded in 2014 by Dr. Ian Scott, and was privately funded until 2018. Moltex’s mission is to enable low-cost clean energy as a practical economic solution. On 2018-07-13, New Brunswick Power and NB Government agreed to build, own …

energySuper low cost conversion of spent nuclear fuel

In March of 2018, Ed Pheil spoke to International Nuclear Materials Management (Vienna Chapter) about Elysium Industries’ Molten Chloride Salt Fast Reactor (MCSFR). In 2018, Elysium Industries USA (Clifton Park, NY) received $3.2 million to develop the computational fluid dynamics …

energyRussian MBIR sodium cooled fast reactor on track to 2020 completion

The Russian MBIR is a 150 MWt, sodium-cooled fast reactor and will have a design life of up to 50 years. It will be a multi-loop research reactor capable of testing lead, lead-bismuth and gas coolants, and running on MOX …

iranIran getting low enriched uranium back from Russia

Iran is taking back another batch of the 20% enriched uranium stockpiles that were sent to Russia as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. 11 tons of low enriched uranium was originally sent from Iran to Russia. Iran has already …

nuclearOn track to commercial extraction of uranium from seawater

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, …

energyNew Uranium fuel will convert US research reactors from highly enriched to low enriched uranium

The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission a preliminary report on a new uranium fuel that will enable the conversion of six US research reactors from highly enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium. …

energyUranium producers cutting back on production to reduce oversupply

KazAtomProm will reduce planned uranium production by 20% for a period of three years beginning in January 2018. Cameco (Canada) announced a 10-month temporary suspension of production from the McArthur River mining and Key Lake milling operations in northern Saskatchewan …

materialsReversible Uranium chemistry opens up new materials and applications including some cancer cures

Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the precursors to new drugs and plastics, according to new findings from The University of Manchester. Writing in the …

australiaSlightly acidic solution in insitu uranium mining boosts recovery by over ten times

Peninsula Energy has started the process to amend the license and permits for its Lance in-situ leach (ISL) uranium project in Wyoming, after laboratory tests showed that using an acidic rather than alkaline mining solution could potentially transform the project’s …

energyTurning 1 million tons of used nuclear fuel by 2050 into energy

The amount of used nuclear fuel will continue to increase, reaching around 1 million tonnes by 2050. The uranium and plutonium that could be extracted from that used fuel would be sufficient to provide fuel for at least 140 light …