Small Modular Reactors

Microreactors show promise, but there are hurdles to clear

Jun 30, 2021

Replacing expensive, polluting generators with very small nuclear reactors could have a significant impact on off-grid, isolated industries and communities, but the path to commercial...

vSMRs' success hangs on fuel supply, transportation issues

Jun 30, 2021

Very small modular reactors (vSMRs) will need highly enriched fuel that is scarce and closely monitored while developers claims of transportability are yet to be verified, say...

Canada lays foundations for expansive SMR industry

Apr 27, 2021

The latest SMR feasibility study prepares the groundwork for a fleet of advanced reactors, small modular reactors (SMRs) and microreactors across Canada in the next ten years, say the...

Canadian SMR plan gains momentum as Alberta joins accord

Apr 27, 2021

Canada’s small modular reactors (SMRs) program is expanding after the province of Alberta joined Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan in April to support the development of the...

Wylfa hybrid plan shows how SMRs could form part of UK strategy

Jan 26, 2021

A plan to build a wind-SMR and hydrogen production hybrid-energy project in North Wales is the latest sign of where the UK nuclear strategy may be heading as older plants come offline.

Canada outlines next steps on SMR tech; DOE awards $30 million under ARDP program

Dec 22, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Hinkley Point B shutdown moved forward; NuScale increases SMR output

Nov 24, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

US, Poland consider nuclear deal; EDF plans new, cheaper EPR reactor

Oct 20, 2020

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Politics and tech align over SMRs in Canada

Oct 20, 2020

Canada, with hundreds of small, isolated communities and hard-to-reach quarries, mines, and oil sand operations scattered across thousands of kilometers, is perfect to develop an...

Work on test reactor seen boosting US nuclear industry

Oct 6, 2020

The U.S. Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) has moved into a new stage in its development and will be the rising tide that floats all boats across the country’s nuclear industry, according...