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Nuclear Fuel / Framatome To Cooperate With General Atomics On Silicon Carbide BWR Fuels

By Mattia Baldoni
21 February 2020

Framatome To Cooperate With General Atomics On Silicon Carbide BWR Fuels
Silicon carbide is a silicon-carbon compound. Images courtesy Wikipedia and Framatome.
France’s Framatome and US-based General Atomics have started cooperation on studying the application of silicon carbide in nuclear fuel designs for boiling water reactors (BWR).

Framatome said that advanced nuclear fuel designs which use silicon carbide in the fuel channel can enhance the safety and fuel performance of nuclear power plants.

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