Energy in general

19. 8. 2021

Hydrogen production at Nine Mile Point

A containerised Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser is to be installed at Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York State as part of a hydrogen production demonstration project. The unit will supply hydrogen for the plant’s turbine cooling and chemistry control. Introduction Nel ASA launched the MC250 and MC500 containerised PEM electrolysers […]

14. 7. 2021

The first commercial modular reactor ACP100 is under construction

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)‘s multi-purpose small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration project began construction at Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant in South China’s Hainan Province on July 13. This project became the world’s first commercial onshore SMR ACP100 Design The ACP100 small modular reactor in Changjiang, Hainan Province is a multi-purpose pressurized water reactor. Also known as Linglong […]

27. 6. 2021

Fusion energy Helion passes 100 million degrees Celsius

Fusion energy is still under development. Helion Energy, based in Everett, Washington, became the first private company to exceed 100 million degrees Celsius in its sixth prototype Trenta fusion generator. Its prototype recently completed a 16-month test campaign and completed nearly 10,000 high-performance pulses. A little theory Nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two […]

7. 6. 2021

Nuclear must be part of global climate solution

Nuclear energy should become part of a global low-carbon technological platform that would help ensure all countries in the world achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development and climate solution Goals by 2050, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov told delegates at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum last week. On June 4, 2021, a conference called […]

3. 6. 2021

Barclays highlights role of nuclear in net zero

Nuclear energy’s high load factors and reliability could make achieving net-zero affordable, according to a special report published yesterday by Barclays. Nuclear is “safer than commonly assumed”, while new technology and further research could make it even cleaner, safer and cheaper, it says, “paving the way for a greater contribution to the global energy transition”. […]

3. 6. 2021

BWRX-300 – Report highlights economic benefits of Canadian SMR deployment

PwC Canada has estimated in an independent report commissioned by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH). The construction of the first BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) in Ontario will generate about CAD2.3 billion (USD1.9 billion) in GDP, CAD1.9 billion in labour income and more than CAD750 million in federal, provincial and municipal tax revenue.  Outlook for […]

2. 6. 2021

Nuclear societies call for COP26 to support nuclear to meet the “Net-Zero”

Over 100 nuclear societies around the globe have called for world leaders to “follow the science”. And recognize that nuclear energy output must at least double by 2050 to meet global net-zero targets. The call comes ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). The conference being held in Glasgow from 1-12 November […]

21. 5. 2021

Nuclear stands out for clean hydrogen, says French parliamentary report

Only nuclear energy and hydropower present the double advantage of being controllable and carbon-free, according to a report on hydrogen production published by the French Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST). To produce clean hydrogen on a global scale, 400 GW of nuclear capacity would be needed, it says. Commission findings Members of OPECST, appointed so […]

17. 5. 2021

UK SMR to start regulatory process this autumn

The UK SMR consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, has announced the latest design and an increase in power – from 440 MW to 470 MW – of its “compact” nuclear power station. The “refreshed design” features a faceted aesthetic roof, an earth embankment surrounding the power station to integrate with the surrounding landscape; and a more […]

6. 5. 2021

Nuclear power plant easily and quickly

For non-experts, we enclose very nicely crafted instructional videos of how selected parts of nuclear power plants work. The nuclear power plant consists of many operating, safety and protection systems that ensure its safe operation. The basic mission of a nuclear power plant is the production of electricity and heat. A nuclear power plant is a […]