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The Pebble Bed Reactor is an advanced nuclear reactor design. This technology claims a dramatically higher level of safety and efficiency. Instead of water, it uses helium as the coolant, at very high temperature, to drive a turbine directly. This eliminates the complex steam management system from the design, and increases the transfer efficiency (ratio of electrical output to thermal output) to about 50%.

The technology in various forms is under development by MIT, the South African power utility Eskom, General Atomic (U.S.), the Dutch company Romaha B.V., Adams Atomic Engines, a U.S. Company, and the Chinese company Chinergy, working with Tsinghua University.

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The piece specifically mentioned China's 2007 success at moving its nuclear program ahead by allegedly pilfering data (both physically and technologically) from the South African Pebble Bed Modular Reactor. The 2009 South African National intelligence Agency report, which The Guardian quoted, ...
25, 2018 (EIRNS)--A major milestone has been reached in South Africa's nuclear program: It is now the first African nation to obtain certification for a nuclear ... crisis, South Africa was also a leader in developing the next-generation fission technology--the pebble bed gas-cooled high-temperature reactor.

KwaZulu-Natal - despite having no sites designated for South Africa's official nuclear programme - had played host, just eight months earlier, to a secret conference .... He said the country was well positioned in its understanding of alternative nuclear fuels after mooting the now-mothballed pebble bed modular reactor.
The Graphite industry is experiencing an increase in demand from numerous industrial sectors, spanning both developing and developed economies. Traditional uses of Graphite include steelmaking, electrodes in electric arc furnaces, brake linings, modern pebble bed nuclear reactors, and dry lubricants.
When I read a few weeks ago that Kairos Power is building a research facility here in Alameda for pebble bed nuclear plants, ("Nuclear Research Coming to Alameda," Nov. 16) I was elated at the prospect of frontier industry coming to Alameda. I know that a lot has been done to upgrade the design of ...
Although several advanced SMRs are in development and coming to market by 2030 that could meet the specifications, the study selected models to consider: the HTR-PM pebble-bed reactor currently being constructed in China and Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor. "Small nuclear reactors ...

We are also proud of our Pebble Bed Nuclear Fuel produced at Pelindaba that has withstood high temperatures without an impact on its integrity. Our Nuclear facility at Pelindaba was recently given an award by the US Department of Energy for being the first to successfully convert from using bomb grade ...
He dwelt on SA's nuclear achievements, including Pelindaba nuclear research and medical isotopes facility (recently suspended because of security concerns), pebble bed reactor research (halted several years ago) and Koeberg nuclear power station. He said SA needed to invest in new crude oil refining ...
The reactor is a high temperature gas cooled unit based on the "pebble bed" design pursued by South Africa and other nations. Several veterans of the PBMR effort now work on the X-Energy project. If built the reactor would address a significant problem for nuclear energy in Jordan, which is scarcity of ...
The process uses a graphite-moderated nuclear reactor and a once-through uranium fuel cycle. SNPTC's project, which consists of two 250-MW high-temperature reactor pebble-bed modules (HTR-PM, Figure 4), is located in Shandong Province. Tests at the project are expected to end in April 2018, ...
China is moving rapidly towards using nuclear power as an industrial heat source and as a direct replacement for coal, Yulong Wu, CEO of Chinergy, told a side ... The design sees two pebble-bed reactors cooled by helium produce 250 MWt MWt each and drive one steam turbine to produce 210 MWe net.
In August it was reported that Eskom considers relaunching the pebble bed modular reactor programme. Eskom has embarked on an initiative to explore the feasibility for the development of the advanced high temperature reactor (AHTR) programme based on the PBMR programme that has been in a state ...
The cost of China's smaller modular pebble bed nuclear reactors should only be $420 million for a 210 MW version and $1.2 billion for a threepack that could be a dropin replacement for the coal burner at China's many coal plants. The US has seen prices for US 1.2 GW AP1000 nuclear plants is far higher.
If the current crop of politicians don't push our economy too far backwards, South Africa could sport a fleet of pebble bed nuclear reactors (PBNR's) to supplement the current protracted 9.6 MW capacity nuclear build by 2037. That's quite a startling claim, but eminently possible, if you believe the ...
Eskom's chief nuclear officer, David Nicholls, explains the potential of the utility's renewed interest in the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR). The project is still in its research phase. CHRIS YELLAND and PIERRE POTGIETER interviewed him for EE Publishers. This is an edited version.
Citing strong interest from the United States and inquiries from Russia and Indonesia, the head of the South Africa Nuclear energy corporation (Nesca) said that it was working towards the restart of its pebble bed modular reactor fuel production by sometime next year. Pebble Bed fuel "We are taking our ...
Citing strong interest from the United States and inquiries from Russia and Indonesia, the head of the South Africa Nuclear energy corporation (Nesca) said that it was working towards the restart of its pebble bed modular reactor fuel production by sometime next year. Pebble Bed fuel "We are taking our ...

Rise of technologically advanced applications of graphite in pebble-bed nuclear reactors, fuel cells, solar power systems, and automotive and aerospace industries is driving the graphite market in the Asia Pacific region. China and India are the major markets for graphite in the region. Rising demand for ...
Utility executives didn't want anything to do with nuclear power, ... Google "pebble bed reactors" for easy-to-understand information about the ...
"We've had a number of approaches from people to build South African pebble bed nuclear reactors in a number of African countries which are ...
President Jacob Zuma has slammed those who are anti-nuclear, saying .... 10-megawatt pebble-bed reactor at the Tsinghua Institute campus, ...
He is also the chairperson of the South African Nuclear Energy ... "One fuel ball for a pebble-bed reactor is equivalent to the average person's ...
The nuclear industry could benefit from a new generation of reactors ... to date, the High Temperature Reactor-Pebble-bed Module (HTR-PM), ...
Rising energy demand across the globe is driving installation of various novel energy production sources such as nuclear pebble bed reactors.
The Pebble Bed Modular Reactor was shut down by Barbara Hogan in 2010 ... permission to build a new nuclear power plant at Duynefontein.
He said the country is still interested in the possible future deployment of Generation IV technology, such as the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, ...
Koeberg, based outside Cape Town, is Africa's only nuclear power station ... South Africa's controversial pebble bed project was an attempt at ...
China is moving rapidly towards using nuclear power as an industrial heat source and as a direct replacement for coal, Yulong Wu, CEO of Chinergy, told a side ... The design sees two pebble-bed reactors cooled by helium produce 250 MWt MWt each and drive one steam turbine to produce 210 MWe net.
In August it was reported that Eskom considers relaunching the pebble bed modular reactor programme. Eskom has embarked on an initiative to explore the feasibility for the development of the advanced high temperature reactor (AHTR) programme based on the PBMR programme that has been in a state ...
If the current crop of politicians don't push our economy too far backwards, South Africa could sport a fleet of pebble bed nuclear reactors ...
Eskom's chief nuclear officer, David Nicholls, explains the potential of the utility's renewed interest in the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR).
South Africa boasts a nuclear research reactor facility at Pelindaba that produces nuclear medicine which gets injected to a patient on average every three seconds in more than sixty countries. We are also proud of our Pebble Bed Nuclear Fuel produced at Pelindaba that has withstood high temperatures ...
He dwelt on SA's nuclear achievements, including Pelindaba nuclear research and medical isotopes facility (recently suspended because of security concerns), pebble bed reactor research (halted several years ago) and Koeberg nuclear power station. He said SA needed to invest in new crude oil refining ...
Citing strong interest from the United States and inquiries from Russia and Indonesia, the head of the South Africa Nuclear energy corporation ...
China's State Nuclear power technology Corp. ... SNPTC's project, which consists of two 250-MW high-temperature reactor pebble-bed ...
China is building commercial scale nuclear plants using new technology (pebble bed, traveling wave and other 4th generation nuclear).
Experts head to Beijing to test experimental nuclear reactors ... In a pebble-bed reactor, for example, thousands of tiny fuel seeds encased in ...
China National nuclear power this month announced a joint ... been running a small experimental pebble-bed reactor on campus since 2003, ...
China is moving rapidly towards using nuclear power as an ... The design sees two pebble-bed reactors cooled by helium produce 250 MWt ...
The South African Nuclear energy corporation (Necsa) is ... to support South Africa's Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) programme, ...
The South African Nuclear energy corporation (Necsa) is ... to support South Africa's Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) programme.
The South African Nuclear energy corporation (Necsa) is ... to support South Africa's Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) programme.
South Africa's pebble bed company has successfully manufactured the ... The particles differed from conventional nuclear fuel in that the 9,6 ...
I study different nuclear technologies and I'm quite excited about pebble bed reactors, liquid metal reactors, traveling wave reactors, and small ...
The cost of Pebble Bed Modular Reactor's (PBMR's) demonstration plant and pilot fuel plant had almost doubled to R31-billion as a result of ...
Like all nuclear projects, the pebble bed reactor has faced an uphill battle against environmental groups, even though the developers claim to ...
hydrogen Power This energy source is the way to go, especially making use of South Africa's unique pebble bed modular nuclear reactor ...
They take an intermediate step by developing and building a molten salt cooled pebble bed reactor, a technology which they are world leaders ...
Conceptual cutaway drawing of a Chinese floating nuclear power plant. .... gas cooled (HTGR) (Pebble Bed) reactor that is under construction ...
The cost of China's smaller modular pebble bed nuclear reactors should only be $420 million for a 210 MW version and $1.2 billion for a ...


 

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