Bangladesh develops improved cotton varieties using nuclear techniques

Nuclear Asia
Bangladesh has collaborated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to develop new varieties of cotton that are more productive and have better fibre quality, according to the IAEA.

Medvezhenskaya Wind Farm begins supplying electricity to Russia’s grid

Nuclear Asia
Recording another achievement in the diversification of its clean energy business, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced that its Medvezhenskaya Wind Farm, located in the Stavropol Krai region of the country, began supplying electricity commercially to Russia’s power grid from December 1, 2021.

Rosatom subsidiary signs deal to develop lithium deposit in Argentina

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Continuing with the process of diversification of its clean energy business, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s subsidiary Uranium One Holding has entered into an agreement with Alpha Lithium Corporation to establish a joint venture to develop the Tolillar lithium deposit in Argentina, according to a Rosatom release.

Steam generators installed in unit 1 of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant

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All four steam generators for unit 1 of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur have been installed, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, which is the equipment supplier and technical consultant for the project to build two VVER-1200 type units of 1,200 MW capacity each at the site located on the eastern bank of the river Ganges.

Rhisotope project demonstrates radioisotopes safe for animals, community outreach launched

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The community outreach initiative of the Rhisotope Project got underway earlier this month in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa following the successful completion of the first phase of the project, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Chinese-Kazakh joint venture starts production of nuclear fuel assemblies

IANS
A nuclear fuel assembly plant built by a Chinese-Kazakh joint venture was put into operation in the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk in the East Kazakhstan region, the press service of China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) Uranium Resources Co.

India, Russia toast breakthrough as first gas shipment passes through Northern Sea Route

IANS
India and Russia have surmounted a huge obstacle — of shipping natural gas from Siberia through the icy, and less explored, Northern Sea Route (NSR).

IAEA releases report on Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World

Nuclear Asia
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released its report titled “Nuclear Energy for a Net Zero World” ahead of the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, being held from October 31 to November 12.

IAEA forum on how nuclear science can help prevent outbreaks like COVID-19

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The Scientific Forum 2021, organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) along with its annual general conference in Vienna last month, was dedicated to investigate the future and how nuclear science can further help the world to prepare for future zoonotic outbreaks like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.