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POWER Digest [June 2021]

CNL Successfully Fabricates Advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Fuel. Canadian nuclear science and technology organization Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on April 13 announced it successfully fabricated Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM)…


Centrus on Track to Produce HALEU Nuclear Fuel Material by Early 2022

Centrus Energy, a firm under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) with domestic technology, says it expects to begin producing…


The POWER Interview: USNC Making Headway on Advanced Nuclear Fuel

In a brief interview this February, Francesco Venneri, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. CEO, explained to POWER why the company’s development of its proprietary fully ceramic microencapsulated (FCM) fuel is significant…


The Allure of TRISO Nuclear Fuel Explained

Tristructural isotropic (TRISO) particle fuel has long been used in high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactors, but it is seeing a resurgence as a result of other applications. Modern TRISO fuel designs…


DOE Rolls Out Nuclear Innovation ‘Blueprint’ Ahead of Biden Administration Takeover

As it readies for a leadership shuffle, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has rolled out an ambitious “blueprint” that urges continued technology innovation for existing…