AREVA NP to Load Advanced Fuel Assemblies in U.S. Commercial Reactor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – AREVA NP today announced plans to load advanced fuel assemblies developed through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel program in Unit 2 at Georgia’s Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. The loading is scheduled for spring 2019. This advanced fuel technology offers reactor operators more time to respond in emergency

Nuclear Industry Seeks to Advance DOE’s Nuclear Fuel R&D Schedule

Following innovations brought about the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Fuels Campaign, the nuclear industry is pushing to advance the program’s schedule and continue developing accident tolerant nuclear fuels. DOE, in partnership with industry groups, National Labs and research universities, plans to demonstrate prototype advanced technology fuel (ATF) in U.S. commercial light water reactors by

Advanced Technology Fuels – Potential Nuclear Industry Game Changer

The nuclear energy industry has long supported and implemented improvements in the nuclear fuel used in its reactor fleet. These improvements have traditionally been incremental. Six months after the March 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan, the U.S. Senate gave the Department of Energy renewed funding for research into a project that already had been underway

The Next Evolution of Nuclear Fuel – AREVA NP’s EATF Program

AREVA NP has remained steadfast in its commitment to deliver high-quality fuel and fuel-related products to our customers and utilities throughout the world. That mission started more than 50 years ago and continues today. AREVA NP recently introduced the next generation of fuel designs to the U.S. market – GAIA for pressurized water reactors and