2/25/2022 9:40 AMWorld Nuclear News

The UK uses the term Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) for the next generation of nuclear reactors. In December the government announced that the technology focus for the programme would be High Temperature Gas Reactors (HTGR). Read more​

2/25/2022 9:50 AM

​BWX Technologies announced on January 24 that it has been awarded a $4.9 million contract amendment to produce TRISO fuel particles using natural uranium and to demonstrate performance under a defined production schedule. BWXT’s Nuclear Operations Group will perform the work at BWXT’s Lynchburg, Va., facility, where TRISO production was restarted in November 2020. The contract amendment was awarded by Battelle Energy Alliance, which manages Idaho National Laboratory on behalf of the Department of Energy. Read More​​​

2/25/2022 9:55 AMIAEA

Several countries have come together at the IAEA to discuss their plans for developing and deploying advanced High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors (HTGRs) to help decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors such as industry and transport and achieve a successful energy transition to net zero by 2050.​  Read More

2/25/2022 9:41 AMANS Logo

​The U.K. government has confirmed its selection of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) for Britain’s £170 million (about $236 million) Advanced Modular Reactor Demonstration Program.​ Read more

2/25/2022 9:52 AMNuclear News Logo

RISO fuel is not new, having been demonstrated in high-temperature gas-cooled reactors in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and elsewhere. But to fuel U.S. advanced reactors, the DOE launched the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program in 2002 help establish a domestic, commercial TRISO fuel fabrication capability in the United States and to generate fuel performance data. ​Read More

2/25/2022 9:58 AMWNN Logo

The preliminary design of X-energy's TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility to produce tri-structural isotropic (TRISO) fuel on a commercial scale has now been completed, X-energy and Centrus Energy Corp announced today. The companies have also signed a contract for nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus to continue its work as the project enters its next phase. ​Read More

8/26/2021 1:54 PMX-energy expands TRISO-X as a subsidiary to commercialize its Advanced Nuclear Fuel.

X-energy announced it will expand its fuel division as a wholly owned subsidiary called TRISO-X to commercially develop its proprietary tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel for the burgeoning advanced nuclear energy sector. Dr. Pete Pappano, X-energy’s Vice President of fuel production, will lead the new company as its President. Read more​

8/31/2021 8:59 AM

​Tristructural isotropic coated particle fuel is a kind of advanced nuclear fission fuel developed in the United States that is being considered for use in many advanced nuclear fission reactors, including the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Project awardee, X-energy.​ Read more . . .

2/25/2022 9:46 AMFirst news

The Ministry of Education and Science and the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Świerk, in north-western Poland, signed a contract for the design of a High-Temperature Nuclear Reactor (HTGR) on Wednesday.​ ​Read More

2/25/2022 9:53 AMNuclear News

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced last week that it has fabricated fully ceramic microencapsulated (FCM) fuel pellets, a proprietary reactor fuel designed by Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) for its Micro Modular Reactor (MMR). The FCM project, funded through the Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI), represents the first time that tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel has been manufactured in Canada, according to CNL. ​Read More

5/12/2021 3:41 PM

​Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has fabricated proprietary advanced fuel pellets for Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation's (USNC) Micro Modular Reactor (MMR). This is the first time that a TRISO-based nuclear fuel has been manufactured in Canada. Read more​

3/1/2021 10:12 AMPower Logo

Modern TRISO fuel designs are under consideration for an assortment of advanced reactors, including high-temperature reactors and microreactors, and even as accident-tolerant fuel for light water reactors. Read More​​

3/2/2021 8:25 AMNEI Logo

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Jennifer Granholm as U.S. Secretary of Energy. Secretary Granholm is the former Attorney General and Governor of Michigan.  Read More​

8/31/2021 9:11 AMWhy TRISO particles could open a new age for nuclear power

There’s a lot of buzz around TRISO particles, and with good reason. The particles consist of a fuel kernel surrounded by three isolating layers designed to withstand intense pressures and temperatures of up to 1600 °C, making them capable of containing the fuel even in the worst-case scenarios.​ Read more...

2/25/2022 9:56 AMPower Logo

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 are under consideration for an assortment of advanced reactors, including high-temperature reactors and microreactors, and even as accident-tolerant fuel for light water reactors. ​Read More

5/12/2021 3:43 PM5 New Reactor Designs Earn DoE Funding

​The goal is to develop safe and affordable reactors that can be licensed and deployed over the next 10 to 14 years.​​ Read more​

11/11/2020 10:22 AMBWXT Accomplishes Restart of TRISO Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing

​The restart of our TRISO line positions BWXT as the only company in the U.S. that is currently executing production contracts for TRISO fuel. Read more​

11/11/2020 10:24 AMU.S. Department of Energy Announces $160 Million in First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $160 Million in First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. Read More​

11/11/2020 10:27 AMAlloy 617

Alloy 617 is not a new material, but it made the news after Idaho National Laboratory announced that it was recently added to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for high-temperature nuclear applications, bringing the total number of qualified high-temperature materials to six. Read More​

11/11/2020 10:28 AMINL ANS

​When Navigating Nuclear’s latest virtual field trip (VFT) debuted online in February during Engineers Week, students in classrooms around the country learned about nuclear advancements happening right now at Idaho National Laboratory, on technologies including advanced reactors, TRISO fuel, and space power systems. Read more​

11/11/2020 10:28 AMMIT Cover Sheet
Idaho National Laboratory's Dave Petti is in Europe this week presenting on a new MIT report he led that found on the role of nuclear energy in a carbon-constrained world. Read more​
11/11/2020 10:38 AMFort St. Vrain in Pictures: 6

The initial startup of the Fort St. Vrain station finally happened on January 31, 1974, which was roughly one month after the station had received an operating license from the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).  Read more​

11/11/2020 10:35 AMFort St. Vrain

In the last half of 1968, Public Service of Colorado obtained the necessary approvals from the US Atomic Energy Commission and from the Colorado Public Service Commission to begin the actual construction of its Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Generating Station. Read more​

11/11/2020 10:29 AM

​We continue this look at original materials covering America's second commercial High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) with the examination of components of the NSSS, or Nuclear Steam Supply System. Read more​

11/11/2020 10:30 AM

​One of the important design goals for the Fort St. Vrain reactor – really, the second-generation high temperature gas cooled reactor – was to create a core design that would be more compact than that actually used at Peach Bottom.  An innovative design was developed using stacked reactor-grade graphite modular blocks which incorporated fuel rods that contained coated fuel particles. Read more

11/11/2020 10:31 AM

​The Fort St. Vrain project was innovative in more than one respect, and while it did not blaze the trail in HTGR (High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor) commercialization – a feat accomplished by the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station – it did considerably advance the technology toward full commercial operation and duplication on a wide scale through some significant design changes.  One of the most interesting of these was the use of a prestressed concrete reactor vessel (PCRV) for the reactor itself and primary components instead of a steel vessel. Read more​

11/11/2020 10:31 AMFort St. Vrain

What became the Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Generating Station began as a study almost two decades before the plant was completed and led to years of effort to construct a commercial high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear power plant. ​Read more​

11/11/2020 10:58 AMProf Dong

 Dr. Yujie Dong is a Professor in Nuclear Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China he will be presenting a Webinar Series 17: Design, Safety Features and Progress of the HTR-PM. Read more​

11/11/2020 10:59 AMHTR-PM vessel head

​The pressure vessel head has been installed at one of the two high-temperature gas-cooled reactor units that make up the demonstration HTR-PM plant under construction at Shidaowan in China's Shandong province. Read more​

1/23/2018 9:17 AM

An advanced technology that uses nuclear energy to produce high temperature heat for industry could be an important tool in cutting carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, said experts at an IAEA roundtable discussion today. The technology, which is expected to be deployable in coming years, could add to low carbon energy sources  for use for transportation and a number of industrial applications requiring high temperature heat. Read article.

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