Thorium testing in the Halden Research Reactor

In 2013 a project for testing thorium fuel was started in the Halden Research Reactor. The aim is to qualify thorium as light water reactor (LWR) fuel.

>> BBC, 31 October 2013Thorium - nuclear fuel of the future?

>> World Nuclear News, 21 June 2013Thorium test begins

IFE has extensive experience in testing nuclear fuels for many different clients, and mainly uranium fuels have been tested. Now, thorium fuel is being tested. And for the first time IFE is testing fuel for a Norwegian client; the company Thor Energy. That makes the project even more exciting, and so far everything has worked out as planned. The Halden Research Reactor allows for continuous data collection while the fuels operate in simulated LWR conditions. Promising results related to temperature measurements have already been acquired, and these will support computer modeling efforts and further studies.

 

To read more, please visit the IFE website here.

Associated companies:


Related news

Latest news

USCG confirms OPtimarin in Line for Ballast Water Approval

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has confirmed that Norwegian ballast water treatment specialist Optimarin has become the first supplier to submit an application for type approval.

New order for Servogear

Servogear announces that they have received a new order from Brødrene Aa. 

Norwater AS reports boost in sales

The Norwater team reports of great interest and busy days in 2016. In a press release, they state that as of the first 8 months of the year, 2016 sales are already beyond target for the year as a whole.

Gaia-facts reaching ground control

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first data from the Gaia mission, which has the tremendous task of building the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way.

Polish delegation for Norwegian circular waste management

Against the background of the EU's ambitious waste management targets, Norwegian and Polish stakeholders met on Wednesday 14 September in Drammen.

Milestone at Mongstad Water Treatment Plant

SAR AS reports that an extensive upgrade to the water treatment plant at Mongstad reached a new milestone July. 

Servogear signs new contract with Özata Shipyard

Servogear has announced the signing of a new contract with Özata Shipyard in Turkey. The contract includes the delivery of Servogear Ecoflow PropulsorTMfor two 39 meter passenger catamarans (YN 41 & YN 42).

Statoil and Petrobras strengthen strategic partnership

Statoil reports that they have strengthened their cooperation in Brazil by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Petrobras.

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica announced winners of ONS Innovation Award

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica were announced winners of the ONS 2016 Innovation Awards, at the Innovation Awards Ceremony Tuesday 30 August.