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X-energy and Cameco to explore collaboration to support Xe-100 small modular reactors

X-energy and Cameco to explore collaboration to support Xe-100 small modular reactors

X-energy and Cameco have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and the United States.

 
Long-term nuclear operations expected to expand, finds OECD-NEA report

Long-term nuclear operations expected to expand, finds OECD-NEA report

The OECD-NEA reports more than 100 nuclear reactors worldwide were operating past their licensed periods, with more reactors expected to follow as long-term operations are an effective way to avoid emissions and manage decarbonization.

 
New IAEA report: Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

New IAEA report: Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released the 41st edition of RDS-1, containing estimates of energy, electricity and nuclear power trends up to the year 2050. The publication is organized into world and regional subsections, with global and regional nuclear power projections presented as low and high cases, encompassing the uncertainties inherent in projecting trends.

 
Still time to register for the Women in Nuclear Global Conference, Oct. 17-21

Still time to register for the Women in Nuclear Global Conference, Oct. 17-21

Canada is playing host for the WiN Global Conference to be held virtually, Oct. 17-21. The conference, which celebrates the accomplishments of women in nuclear and promotes diversity, is expected to include participants from more than 30 countries.

 
Magnet milestones move distant nuclear fusion dream closer

Magnet milestones move distant nuclear fusion dream closer

Teams working on two continents have marked similar milestones in their respective efforts to tap an energy source key to the fight against climate change: They’ve each produced very impressive magnets.

 
Former UNENE board member Diane Cameron reflects on her nuclear career

Former UNENE board member Diane Cameron reflects on her nuclear career

As Natural Resource Canada’s nuclear director, Diane Cameron helped chart the country’s nuclear roadmap and brought the technology into the climate change conversation. Ahead of her move to OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency, she sat down with NEI contributor (and UNENE communications consultant) Jacquie Hoornweg to reflect on her career and the path forward.

 
More than energy: A nuclear research facility for a brighter world

More than energy: A nuclear research facility for a brighter world

McMaster University’s 24,000 square foot nuclear research facility is a global leader in the development, production and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals and isotopes that create better health outcomes for people, worldwide.

 
UNENE collaborators announce new nuclear waste storage research program

UNENE collaborators announce new nuclear waste storage research program

A new Western University research program funded by the NWMO and NSERC aims to strengthen our understanding of the safest way to store nuclear fuel waste.

 
UNENE collaborators announced as members of CNSC External Advisory Committee on pressure tubes

UNENE collaborators announced as members of CNSC External Advisory Committee on pressure tubes

UNENE Research Advisory Committee Chair, Dr. Paul Spekkens, and UNENE-NSERC research chairs, McMaster University’s John Luxat and Queen’s University’s Mark Daymond, will support CNSC by providing scientific and technological advice on pressure tubes.

 
President’s Report

President’s Report

UNENE is evolving to support Canada’s nuclear innovation agenda and its members’ efforts to do the same. Read Jerry’s report from the Summer 2021 newsletter.