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  • Small modular reactor waste analysis report
    Small modular nuclear reactors, which offer greater flexibility and lower upfront cost than large nuclear reactors, have both some advantages and disadvantages when it comes to nuclear waste generation.
  • How does radiation travel through dense plasma?
    Researchers provide experimental data about how radiation travels through dense plasmas. Their data will improve plasma models, which allow scientists to better understand the evolution of stars and may aid in the realization of controlled nuclear fusion as an alternative energy source.
  • How long can exotic nuclei survive at the edge of stability?
    A new study has measured how long it takes for several kinds of exotic nuclei to decay. The paper marks the first experimental result from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. It is just a small taste of what's to come at the facility, which will become 400 times more powerful over the coming years. Scientists used the facility to better understand nuclei, the collection of pro...
  • Material separates heavy water from ordinary water
    A research group has made a material that can effectively separate heavy water from normal water at room temperature. Until now, this process has been very difficult and energy intensive. The findings have implications for industrial -- and even biological -- processes that involve using different forms of the same molecule.
  • Physicists confirm hitch in proton structure
    A new precision measurement of the proton's electric polarizability has confirmed an unexplained bump in the data. The proton's electric polarizability shows how susceptible the proton is to deformation, or stretching, in an electric field. Like size or charge, the electric polarizability is a fundamental property of proton structure. The data bump was widely thought to be a fl...
  • Our brains use quantum computation
    A team of scientists believe our brains could use quantum computation, after adapting an idea developed to prove the existence of quantum gravity to explore the human brain and its workings. The brain functions measured were also correlated to short-term memory performance and conscious awareness, suggesting quantum processes are also part of cognitive and conscious brain funct...
  • Hackmanite mineral changes color also upon exposure to nuclear radiation
    Researchers have long studied the color-changing properties of the natural mineral hackmanite upon exposure to UV radiation or X-rays. Now, the research group studied the reactions of synthetic hackmanite to nuclear radiation. The researchers discovered a one-of-a-kind and novel intelligent quality, gamma exposure memory, which allows the use of hackmanite as e.g. radiation det...
  • Pushing the boundaries of chemistry: Properties of heaviest element studied so far measured at GSI/FAIR
    Researchers have gained new insights into the chemical properties of the superheavy element flerovium -- element 114 -- at the accelerator facilities of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. The measurements show that flerovium is the most volatile metal in the periodic table.
  • Less risk, less costs: Portable spectroscopy devices could soon become real
    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is an analytical tool with a wide range of applications, including the magnetic resonance imaging that is used for diagnostic purposes in medicine. However, NMR often requires powerful magnetic fields to be generated, which limits the scope of its use. Researchers have now discovered potential new ways to reduce the size of the corresponding dev...
  • Particles pick pair partners differently in small nuclei
    The protons and neutrons that build the nucleus of the atom frequently pair up. Now, a new high-precision experiment has found that these particles may pick different partners depending on how packed the nucleus is. The data also reveal new details about short-distance interactions between protons and neutrons in nuclei and may impact results from experiments seeking to tease o...
  • Elemental research: Scientists apply boron to tungsten components in fusion facilities
    Scientists at have conducted research showing that a powder dropper can successfully drop boron powder into high-temperature plasma within tokamaks that have parts made of a heat-resistant material known as tungsten.
  • The electron slow motion: Ion physics on the femtosecond scale
    How do different materials react to the impact of ions? This is a question that plays an important role in many areas of research -- for example in nuclear fusion research, when the walls of the fusion reactor are bombarded by high-energy ions. However, it is difficult to understand the temporal sequence of such processes. A research group has now succeeded in analyzing on a ti...
  • 2D array of electron and nuclear spin qubits opens new frontier in quantum science
    By using photons and electron spin qubits to control nuclear spins in a two-dimensional material, researchers have opened a new frontier in quantum science and technology, enabling applications like atomic-scale nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and to read and write quantum information with nuclear spins in 2D materials.
  • Upgrade for magnetic resonance methods with a 1,000-fold amplifier
    Researchers determine the structure and dynamics of proteins using NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy. Until now, however, much higher concentrations were necessary for in-vitro measurements of the biomolecules in solution than found in our body's cells. An NMR method enhanced by a very powerful amplifier, in combination with molecular dynamics simulation, now enable...
  • A better way to quantify radiation damage in materials
    Researchers find much of the damage inside nuclear reactors is so small that it has eluded previous tests. Their new tool provides a way to directly measure this damage, potentially opening a path for the safe operation of nuclear power plants far beyond their present licensed lifetimes.
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  • Is nuclear reactor licensing process being improved as Congress mandated with NEIMA?
    A panel of five experts and an experienced moderator addressed the progress being made in creating effective processes to license advanced and non-LWR (light water reactors) at an ANS Winter 2022 panel session titled “Licensing the Future: How the NRC is Approaching Advanced Reactors.” Four out of five of the panelists were cautiously positive and […]
  • Confidently building foundations for successful nuclear energy growth
    Some like to describe the movement towards smaller, simpler, more sophisticated nuclear energy systems as mere hype. But serious, committed, normally reserved scientists, engineers and investors are becoming more and more convinced that real progress is underway based on solid learning from prior experience. Before the end of this decade, there will be a number […]
  • Atomic Show #301 – Matt Crozat, Executive Director for Strategy and Policy Development, NEI
    The nuclear energy policy landscape in the US has changed significantly during the past 5 years. Once seen as an issue with enormous differences between the political parties, it has become one of the few topics on which both parties can have a civil discussion and agree on many key provisions in supportive legislation. Matt […]
  • Atomic Show #300 – Dr. Lindsay Krall, “Nuclear Waste from Small Modular Reactors”
    Dr. Lindsay Krall is a geochemist currently working on projects characterizing the behavior of radioactive isotopes that will eventually be stored in a deep geologic repository being designed in Sweden for construction within the next decade. During a three year post doctoral period she worked under a MacArthur Foundation grant program to study the projected […]
  • Ontario leads the way to clean energy credit registry
    On September 26, 2022, Microsoft Canada and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced an important agreement for clean energy credits (CECs). The most significant part of the deal was the fact that OPG would supply the credits from its nuclear and hydro-electric plants. Microsoft will procure the credits on an hour by hour basis to match […]
  • Atomic Show #299 – Dr. Chris Keefer, C4NE
    Dr. Chris Keefer is one of the busiest and most successful nuclear energy advocates working today. He is a Canadian emergency room doctor, the founder of Doctors for Nuclear Energy, the founder and host of the Decouple podcast, the founder of Decouple Media, and the founder and President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy (C4NE). And […]
  • Oliver Stone’s “Nuclear” – An optimistic look at a powerful tool for addressing climate change and energy security
    By early 2019, Oliver Stone, a successful filmmaker who has created a long list of popular works of art, had become increasingly concerned and even depressed about what he had learned about the risk climate change posed to humanity. He’d watched Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” and paid attention to dire warnings coming from credible scientific […]
  • How Hot is Cold Fusion?
    The 24th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF24) was held at the lovely and spacious Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA over four days in late July. As a venture investor looking at evaluating and investing in a wide range of advanced nuclear ventures, I was invited to participate and/or sponsor the event. While […]
  • Why are smaller reactors attracting so much interest?
    Small modular reactors (SMRs) are gaining increased attention as a major opportunity in clean power production. They are a welcome tool in the necessary transition from an energy system dominated by hydrocarbon combustion to one that produces more power for more people with dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions. As a partner in Nucleation Capital, a […]
  • Atomic Show #298 – Marcus Seidl – Researching small modular reactors near Hamburg, Germany
    Marcus Seidl is a German nuclear professional who received his PhD in nuclear physics in 2002, a year after his home country decided that it would exit nuclear energy in favor of investing in a large roll out of renewable energy sources. He has worked for German utility companies, for a vendor erecting a state-of-the-art […]
  • Atomic Show #297 – Krusty – The Kilopower reactor that worked
    Patrick McClure and David Poston successfully developed, obtained funding, constructed and operated a new atomic fission power source that produced useful quantities of electricity during the period from 2014-2018. That puts them into a rarified, perhaps unique position. Few US-based technologists have been through that process in the past 40 years. Aside: Without some way [&he...
  • Nuclear energy growth prospects and secure uranium supplies
    The 121 Mining Investment event held in Las Vegas on March 30 and 31 included a panel discussion with leaders from three uranium mining companies, each of which has an asset base of potentially lucrative mining prospects mostly located in North America. The fourth member of the panel was a managing partner at Nucleation Capital, […]
  • Nucleation Capital’s Earth Day in Atherton
    Nuclear energy has been making more frequent appearances at Earth Day events around the country. Groups like Generation Atomic, Mothers for Nuclear, Climate Coalition and Young Generation in Nuclear have been actively attending Earth Day events for a number of years. On Saturday, April 23, Nucleation Capital participated in the Earth Day celebration hosted by […]
  • Atomic Show #296 – Julia Pyke, Director of Finance Sizewell C
    Sizewell C is a project to build a 3,200 MWe power station consisting of two EPR units on the site that currently hosts a single large pressurized water reactor (Sizewell B). With the exception of site-specific foundations and structures, the new power station will be a copy of the station currently under construction at Hinkley […]
  • Solar’s dirty secrets: How solar power hurts people and the planet
    By Brian Gitt Brian’s an energy entrepreneur, investor, and writer. He’s been pursuing truth in energy for over two decades. First, as executive director of a green building trade association. Then as CEO of an energy consulting firm (acquired by Frontier Energy) specializing in the commercialization of technology in buildings, vehicles, and power plants. And [&hell...

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  • More ethanol was blended into U.S. gasoline last summer than ever before
    Last summer, when the price of fuel ethanol was lower than the petroleum component of gasoline, record amounts of ethanol were blended into the gasoline sold in the United States (blend rates). The summer 2022 fuel ethanol blend rate from June through August reached 10.5%, the highest blend rate calculated, based on our data going back to 2007.
  • U.S. wind generation falls into regional patterns by season
    Wind plant performance–how much electricity a wind plant generates compared with its maximum possible generation–depends almost entirely on the availability of wind resources, which vary depending on both the time of year and the geographic region.
  • Natural gas production and consumption has increased in Egypt and Israel for 20 years
    Natural gas has played an increasingly important role in both Egypt's and Israel's economies over the past 20 years, and both consumption and production have grown substantially in those countries. Egypt's and Israel's natural gas delivery systems have become increasingly interdependent in terms of using Egypt's LNG export infrastructure and natural gas feedstock. Egypt has two...
  • Europe's LNG import capacity set to expand by one-third by end of 2024
    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) import capacity in the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) will expand by 34%, or 6.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), by 2024 compared with 2021, according to the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL) and trade press data. Expansions of import, or regasification, capacity will total 5.3 Bcf/d by the end of ne...
  • Real U.S. gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are mostly unchanged from last year
    Consumers paid, on average, $3.65 per gallon (gal) at the pump for U.S. regular gasoline on November 21, the Monday before Thanksgiving. This year's Monday-before-Thanksgiving price is 7.5%, or $0.25/gal, higher than last year, which is the same as the overall consumer goods price increase of 7.7%, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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  • New Swedish PM says open to nukes under NATO
    DefenceTalkSweden’s new prime minister said Tuesday he was open to allowing nuclear weapons on Swedish soil once the country becomes a NATO member, a turnaround from the previous government’s stance. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, who took over the reins in Sweden two weeks ago, was speaking in Helsinki at a press conference with his Finnish […]https://www.d...
  • Pacific nuclear legacy overshadows US talks in Marshall Islands
    DefenceTalkMarshall Islands officials say they are ready to resume talks with the United States this week on renewing a long-standing economic and security deal, provided Washington addresses grievances stemming from the testing of nuclear weapons on the Pacific archipelago more than 70 years ago. The United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands […]ht...
  • Poland, South Korea sign letter of intent on nuclear plant
    DefenceTalkWarsaw and Seoul on Monday signed a letter of intent for South Korea’s KHNP to build Poland’s second nuclear power station, the partners involved said in a statement. The announcement comes three days after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said US firm Westinghouse had been selected to build the nation’s first nuclear power station at [&hell...
  • US says atomic arms to deter conventional as well as nuclear attacks
    DefenceTalkThe United States intends for its nuclear arsenal to deter “all forms of strategic attack,” including those involving conventional weapons, the Pentagon said in a strategy document released on Thursday. “This includes nuclear employment of any scale, and it includes high-consequence attacks of a strategic nature that use non-nuclear means,” a ...
  • IAEA to conduct ‘independent’ probe into Ukraine dirty bomb allegations
    DefenceTalkThe UN’s nuclear watchdog will this week carry out an “independent verification” of Russian allegations concerning the production of so-called dirty bombs at two sites in Ukraine, it said on Thursday. Russia has accused Ukraine of preparing to use such a weapon against Moscow’s troops, but Kyiv suspects Russia might itself use a dirty bomb [&h...
  • NATO holds ‘routine’ nuclear drill amid Russia tensions
    DefenceTalkNATO on Monday launched its regular nuclear deterrence drills in western Europe, after tensions soared with Russia over President Vladimir Putin’s veiled threats in the face of setbacks in Ukraine. The 30-nation alliance has stressed that the “routine, recurring training activity” — which runs until October 30 — was planned before Moscow...
  • From ‘football’ to ‘biscuits’: how Biden would launch nukes
    DefenceTalkDoomsday could start with a football — the so-called “nuclear football” as the attache case carried wherever the US president goes is popularly known. The rather awkwardly stuffed black bag doesn’t look like much, the only clue to its importance being that it never leaves the hand of a uniformed military aide. But inside are […]https://...
  • Poland preps anti-radiation tablets over nuclear threat
    DefenceTalkPolish officials said Friday they had distributed anti-radiation tablets to fire departments nationwide in case of exposure triggered by the war in neighboring Ukraine, while denying there was cause for alarm. The move came in response to fighting around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — Europe’s largest — which has raised fears of ...
  • Nuclear shift: North Korean nuke law reflects global trend
    DefenceTalkNorth Korea’s Kim Jong Un declaring he will never give up his nukes and enshrining a “first-strike” doctrine into law are part of a worrying new escalatory dynamic in nuclear weapons policy around the world, analysts say. Since the height of the Cold War, nuclear arsenals have served primarily as a deterrent to be used […]https://www.defencet...
  • France’s EDF faces 29-bn-euro hit from nuclear woes
    DefenceTalkFrench state energy firm EDF said Thursday that lower electricity production due to stoppages of nuclear reactors would sap its operating profit by 29 billion euros ($29 billion) in 2022, worse than previously forecast. Almost half of France’s reactor fleet is offline for maintenance pushed back during the coronavirus crisis, or because of problems with [&helli...

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  • DW Windsor announces next-generation street lighting solution
    Exterior lighting specialist unveils new, more sustainable functional luminaire with a focus on exceptional performance and increased versatility HODDESDON, UK, 01 December 2022 – Leading exterior lighting solutions provider DW Windsor has launched its latest functional street lighting solution, Kirium Pro S, which sets new standards in efficiency, sustainability and conn...
  • A New Hybrid Gateway with Backhaul Unveiled by MaxLinear and Microchip Technology for Versatile Smart Grid Use Cases
    Frankfurt, Germany, 01 December, 2022: Electric utilities can now provide real-time data on energy power consumption with Hybrid Gateways integrating Powerline (PLC) technology as broadband backhaul for a complete range of proven technologies, according to evidence from MaxLinear and Microchip Technology. This Proof of Concept (PoC) has been jointly developed by HomeGrid F...
  • Green completes a CHF 480 million refinancing and accelerates its investment programs in Switzerland
    Green is increasing its investment in Switzerland and is planning further developments to help hyperscale companies and enterprises with the rising demand for secure and energy-efficient data centers. Lupfig, December 1, 2022 – Green, the leading Swiss data center operator, completed the refinancing of its existing facilities with the closing of a refinancing package of C...
  • Creating impact with Quantum Technologies: Uniper and Terra Quantum to apply hybrid quantum computing in the energy industry
    In a joint effort, Uniper and Terra Quantum are exploring solutions that could harness the power of hybrid quantum computing to create real world business value After assessing quantum computing use cases with Terra Quantum, Uniper has prioritized three use cases: LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Logistics Optimization CO2 emissions prediction in biomass plants valuation of options ...
  • Portuguese energy distributor E-REDES selects Opendatasoft for new open data portal
    Aims to increase transparency and accelerate energy transition through data democratisation Paris, 28 November 2022, Opendatasoft, the European leader in data democratisation platforms, today announced that it has been chosen by E-REDES, Portugal’s energy distribution network operator, to provide the technology platform for its new open data portal. The portal, which has ...
  • UK broadband networks may be wrongly valued by up to 20%
    UK broadband providers may be inaccurately valuing their businesses by up to 20 percent because they don’t have the right oversight of their networks, leaders of the UK’s alt net sector have been told today. The industry’s typical approach to the designing, building and operating of a fibre network can result in poorer quality of data being gathered, this is b...
  • Top result: Energie Steiermark once again raises its overall points score in the worldwide GRESB sustainability rating
    Energie Steiermark once again proves its green pioneering role in the field of climate-friendly energy management Top ratings in the areas of corporate management, energy, climate friendliness, biodiversity & living environment, health & job security and customer focus (Graz 31.10.22) Energie Steiermark again achieves a clear improvement, already for the third time in a...
  • TES-EUROPE Chooses BricsCAD® To Design Mission-Critical Routes for Transporting Wind Turbines
    Ghent, Belgium, 26 October 2022: Bricsys®, a leading provider of CAD technology, is today announcing TES-EUROPE, a specialist in the planning, engineering and execution of exceptional transportation, has chosen BricsCAD® to power its logistics projects in France. The height of wind turbines has become increasingly taller to deliver higher megawatts and meet the growing ...
  • Investment in VAYU® You want to be a part of the VAYU® Family?
    Upwind for portfolio and sustainability: Promising investment in VAYU® wind turbine The rising energy prices and the upcoming winter, sends cold shivers up and down many spines. Including those of Politicians which are now addressing this growing problem. The production of renewable energy is now being strongly politically promoted and, in some cases, even made mandatory. R...
  • USU gains French grid operator as a customer for software license management
    Möglingen, October 19, 2022. USU, the leading provider in the area of software asset management (SAM), has won a project tendered by RTE Réseau de Transport d´Electricité (RTE) for the implementation of a central software license management solution. RTE operates the French electricity grid, which is Europe’s largest ahigh-voltage transmission sys...
  • Welcome to our NEW Sponsor Invensis for Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2022
    SAE Media Group reports: SAE Media Group welcomes the new sponsor Invensis for the 20th Annual conference this 16 – 17 November 2022. After many successful years the highly anticipated Benelux Infrastructure Forum has returned to Amsterdam, Netherlands for its 20th year in a row. The conference will bring together key professionals in the infrastructure, financing, and in...
  • Knauf significantly expands presence in Romania by opening two new plants
    Knauf Group invests more than EUR 200 million The Knauf Group is supporting the Romanian government’s energy-saving and renovation offensive by substantially expanding its local plant capacity. The Knauf Insulation Group unit is building another insulation plant next to its current site in Tarnaveni, north of Sibiu. Together with the expansion of its existing production f...
  • Hurtigruten Expeditions Completes Fleetwide Implementation of Starlink as Part of Managed Service Solution from Speedcast
    Houston, Texas — October 12, 2022 — Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, announced today that the company has partnered with Hurtigruten Expeditions to complete fleetwide implementation of SpaceX’s Starlink low earth orbit (LEO) broadband connectivity. Hurtigruten Expeditions, the world’s largest and leading expedition cruise lin...
  • Europeans' support for Ukraine continues unabated
    Europeans continue to stand firmly by Ukraine's side. A broad majority supports arms deliveries. The willingness to accept Ukraine into the EU remains high. There is also strong support for the need to become more independent in terms of energy supply - even if this means personal cuts. Nevertheless, these attitudes cannot be taken for granted, as there are initial signs that a...
  • New RADOX® OFL™ cables will increase safety and operational lifetime in the Oil & Gas industry
    A new portfolio of innovative cabling solutions will set a new benchmark for the oil & gas industry, as HUBER+SUHNER targets to address key safety, efficiency and delivery challenges for onshore and offshore applications. Four new RADOX® OFL™ cable solutions will be launched over the next 18 months, tackling critical demands in offshore cabling that will save spac...
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