ORNL: Manufacturing – Mighty Mo

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists proved molybdenum titanium carbide, a refractory metal alloy that can withstand extreme temperature environments, can also be crack free and dense when produced with electron beam powder bed fusion. Their finding indicates the material’s viability in additive manufacturing.
By |April 5th, 2021||0 Comments|

HALEU Nuclear Fuel Material Production by Centrus in Early 2022

Centrus Energy, a firm under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) with domestic technology, says it expects to begin producing the advanced nuclear fuel material by June 2022 at the American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio.
By |March 26th, 2021||0 Comments|

Molten Salt Reactors Leading Advanced Nuclear Technology

The big selling point, then, for advanced nuclear technology is that the next-generation designs promise to be safer and cheaper, while reducing the amount of nuclear waste in the processing of fissile fuels. Enter molten salt reactors, which dissolve nuclear fuel in very hot fluoride or chloride salt, hence molten salt, rather than using solid forms common in most reactors. It acts like its own fuel and coolant.
By |March 22nd, 2021||0 Comments|

ORISE Report Shows Overall Number of Nuclear Engineering Degrees Increases to Highest Level Since 2016

Source: ORISE | Release | February 2, 2021

Higher numbers primarily driven by rise in number of nuclear engineering masters’ degrees

The number of nuclear engineering degrees awarded in 2019 were at the highest level since 2016, driven primarily by a significant increase in the number of masters’ degrees awarded. Additionally, the number of doctorate degrees […]

By |February 4th, 2021||0 Comments|

TVA Issues Notice of Intent to Prepare a PEIS for Clinch River Nuclear Site

TVA intends to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to address the potential environmental effects associated with the construction, operation, and decommissioning of an advanced nuclear reactor technology park at TVA’s 935-acre Clinch River Nuclear (CRN) site in Oak Ridge, Roane County, Tennessee. The park would contain one or more advanced nuclear reactors with a cumulative electrical output not to exceed 800 megawatts electric (MWe). A Notice of Intent was published on February 2, 2021.
By |February 3rd, 2021||0 Comments|