Generation IV reactor

Idaho National Laboratory and University of Illinois Collaborate with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation on Advanced Reactor Proposal

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 12:05am

SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) has established two strategic partnerships with U.S. organizations Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to build and test the company's advanced Modular Micro Reactor (MMR).

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  • SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation ( USNC ) has established two strategic partnerships with U.S. organizations Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to build and test the company's advanced Modular Micro Reactor (MMR).
  • Ultra Safe Nuclear, the INL, and University of Illinois have jointly developed a proposal for submission to the Department of Energy's (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (Risk Reduction).
  • At the Idaho National Laboratory, USNC has proposed to construct a micro-reactor power plant to support the demonstration of INL's Integrated Energy Systems (IES).
  • The Illinois reactor will be the first Gen IV reactor deployed at a university, and the first new U.S. university reactor in nearly 30 years.

Terrestrial Energy Opens Charlotte Office to Lead IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Plant Commercialization

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 4:36pm

The IMSR uses Generation IV reactor technology to achieve high efficiency electric power generation and heat for industrial applications.

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  • The IMSR uses Generation IV reactor technology to achieve high efficiency electric power generation and heat for industrial applications.
  • The Charlotte office will provide engineering and regulatory work for licensing, constructing and commissioning of IMSR power plants for commercial operation.
  • It is a leading hub for Americas nuclear industry and has a nuclear qualified workforce, said Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy USA.
  • This is a great location for us to build our team and business to commercialize our IMSR Generation IV nuclear power plant.

University of Illinois and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Propose First Gen IV Research Reactor at a U.S. University

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:16pm

The Ultra Safe Nuclear MMR is the closest-to-deployment Gen IV reactor in the world.

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  • The Ultra Safe Nuclear MMR is the closest-to-deployment Gen IV reactor in the world.
  • "Participating in the Ultra Safe Nuclear proposal for the Advanced Reactor Demonstration opportunity continues a proud Illinois tradition of leadershipin responsible, cutting-edge nuclear technologies," said University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor, Robert J. Jones.
  • While student enthusiasm in carbon-free nuclear energy increases, a new university research reactor has not been built in nearly 30 years.
  • The University of Illinois' leadership in nuclear research and training will be on display this week at the "Universities Going Nuclear" webinar.

Terrestrial Energy Receives Canadian Government Funding for IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Plant

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:55pm

The companys IMSR power plant will provide high-efficiency on-grid electricity generation, and its high-temperature operation has many other industry uses, such as zero-carbon hydrogen production.

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  • The companys IMSR power plant will provide high-efficiency on-grid electricity generation, and its high-temperature operation has many other industry uses, such as zero-carbon hydrogen production.
  • Terrestrial Energy welcomed the announcement, which will assist with its completion of a key pre-licencing milestone with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
  • Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use the companys proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology.
  • With IMSR technology, nuclear energy has many more industrial uses beyond on-grid electric power generation.

Bechtel-affiliated team selected for advanced nuclear reactor demonstration project

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:12pm

The team will receive $80 million in funding for fiscal year 2020 under the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, with a goal to build an operational plant in five to seven years.

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  • The team will receive $80 million in funding for fiscal year 2020 under the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, with a goal to build an operational plant in five to seven years.
  • The plant would be based on the Natrium system, featuring an advanced, cost-competitive sodium fast reactor paired with an innovative molten salt energy storage system based on those used in solar thermal generation.
  • Bechtel, the industry leader in nuclear plant engineering and construction since the 1950s, joins a team that also includes GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, PacifiCorp, Energy Northwest, and Duke Energy.
  • "Together with the U.S. Department of Energy and our partners, TerraPower will demonstrate a truly advanced nuclear technology at commercial scale.

Terrestrial Energy USA and Centrus Energy Partner on Fuel Supply for IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Plants

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:30am

While employing Generation IV technology, IMSR power plants are designed to use standard-assay LEU fuel, and this provides important advantages for rapid commercial deployment.

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  • While employing Generation IV technology, IMSR power plants are designed to use standard-assay LEU fuel, and this provides important advantages for rapid commercial deployment.
  • Centrus Energy is a supplier of nuclear fuel and services to the nuclear power industry.
  • In addition to uranium enrichment and standard-assay LEU supply, Centrus Energy has expertise in the design and licensing of packaging for nuclear fuel transportation.
  • Terrestrial Energy USA, an affiliate of Terrestrial Energy Inc., is developing the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) for U.S. market deployment.

Terrestrial Energy and L3Harris Technologies to Develop IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Power Plant Simulator

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm

OAKVILLE, Ontario and MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terrestrial Energy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract to develop an engineering and operator training simulator for the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), a Generation IV nuclear power plant.

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  • OAKVILLE, Ontario and MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terrestrial Energy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract to develop an engineering and operator training simulator for the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), a Generation IV nuclear power plant.
  • The IMSR power plant simulator is being built at L3Harris operation in Montreal, Quebec and will be delivered to Terrestrial Energys Oakville, Ontario facility in 2021.
  • It will provide Terrestrial Energy with a high-fidelity platform to simulate and visualize all major IMSR reactor and power plant functions.
  • Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology.

Jacobs Selected by Moltex Energy to Help Develop New Type of Nuclear Power Reactor

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 8:00am

DALLAS, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by Moltex Energy to support their development of a new type of nuclear power plant the Stable Salt Reactor.

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  • DALLAS, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by Moltex Energy to support their development of a new type of nuclear power plant the Stable Salt Reactor.
  • Moltex already uses Jacobs' ANSWERS software for radiation transport modeling and simulation of reactor performance.
  • "The Stable Salt Reactor design is significant because of its potential to recycle waste in a clean, safe and economical way, generating electricity which will power communities while reducing carbon emissions."
  • Moltex has been awarded more than $6 million in funding from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy , a United States Department of Energy agency, to help develop the reactor, which is cooled using molten salt.

Generation IV Reactors and Advanced Materials: Emerging Opportunities and World Market Outlook to 2050 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:49am

Table 1: Global Market for Gen IV Reactors, by Reactor Type, Through 2030

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  • Table 1: Global Market for Gen IV Reactors, by Reactor Type, Through 2030
    Table 4: Global Market for Steel Used in Gen IV Projects, 2018-2050
    Table 5: Global Market for Advanced High-Strength Steel, by Product, Through 2025
    Table 7: Global Market for Commercial Gen IV Reactors, 2018-2050
    Figure 2: Global Market for Gen IV Reactors, by Reactor Type, 2018-2030
    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200131005229/en/

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and TerraPower Announce Collaboration to Support Versatile Test Reactor Program

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 1:30pm

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower have announced a collaboration to pursue a Public Private Partnership to design and construct the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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  • GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower have announced a collaboration to pursue a Public Private Partnership to design and construct the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Americas nuclear workforce is ready to build next generation nuclear technology to deliver affordable, clean energy, and to reestablish American leadership in nuclear technology.
  • Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services.
  • Established in 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.