GE Hitachi Nuclear Energys ESBWR Receives NRC Final Design Approval

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced its next-generation reactor model, the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR), has received a positive final safety evaluation report (FSER) and final design approval (FDA) from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The FDA constitutes a finding by the NRC staff that the ESBWR design is safe and all […]

New Siemens research turbine commissioned at National Renewable Energy Laboratory site in the US

New Siemens research turbine commissioned at National Renewable Energy Laboratory site in the US Siemens Energy, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) formally commissioned a new 2.3-megawatt Siemens wind turbine at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center. The turbine is the centerpiece of a multi-year project to study the […]

Compact, Portable System Converts Trash to Energy

Post-consumer waste could be the newest, ubiquitous fuel source for distributed energy generation if a mobile waste-toenergy conversion system launched this January finds its way onto the parking lots of facilities that produce more than two tons of waste daily. According to its developer, Massachusetts-based IST Energy, the GEM system can process up to 3 […]