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There is revival of interest in small and simpler units for generating electricity from nuclear power, and for process heat. This interest in small nuclear power reactors is driven both by a desire to reduce capital costs and to provide power away from large grid systems.
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. SMR Start is a new organization of potential customers and vendors investing in the development of advanced modular nuclear reactors (SMRs ...
UK Small Modular Reactors (SMR) Nuclear power plants based on small modular reactors (SMR) technology offer a convincing alternative to the uncertainties of the large nuclear new build programme.
The first Small Modular Reactor company to file a license application to NRC, NuScale’s Power Module has also become the first design to be accepted by the NRC for a full review.
With New Reactors, a Better World Awaits. The next generation of reactors will protect the climate, boost the economy with long-term, well-paying jobs, and ensure our global leadership and national security.Advanced reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs), will be critical for the electric grid of the future in the United States.
The Defense Science Board has a 99 page report which proposes that the US military fund the development of very small nuclear reactors for forward remote operating bases. The Task Force reviewed several nuclear reactor concepts that differ in size and technology from conventional commercial reactors and the small modular reactor (SMR) concepts currently under development for commercial use.
In early 2016, the UK Government launched a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) competition and took the important first step in acknowledging the role SMRs could play in
Small modular reactors (SMRs) are a type of nuclear fission reactor which are smaller than conventional reactors, and manufactured at a plant and brought to a site to be fully constructed. Modular reactors allow for less on-site construction, increased containment efficiency, and heightened nuclear materials security.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) submitted an application for an early site permit (ESP) for two or more small modular reactor (SMR) modules (up to 800 MWe, 2420 MWt) at the Clinch River Nuclear (CRN) site on May 12, 2016.
Federal nuclear lab advances plan to build small modular reactor in Ontario. After feeling out companies working on small-scale nuclear technology, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is forging ahead ...