How the US is aiming to fabricate a proprietary thorium-based nuclear fuel. The fuel will combine thorium and high-assay low-enriched uranium, which will address issues including cost, safety, proliferation and waste management. Researchers at Texas A&M and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory have partnered with Clean Core Thorium Energy to fabricate a proprietary thorium-based nuclear fuel called Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life (Aneel) for pressurized heavy-water reactors (PHWRs). Here, Nuclear Engineering International (NEI) takes a look at what the partnership could mean for the nuclear industry.
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