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— One trend in the nuclear fuels market is development of next-generation nuclear reactors. An international task force has been assigned to develop six nuclear reactor technologies, of which four are fast neutron reactors, with the deployment target spanning 2020-2030. All these new reactors will operate at a much higher temperature than reactors those currently in use. Complete report on nuclear fuels market spread across 70 pages, analyzing 5 major companies and providing 51 data exhibits are now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/994467-global-nuclear-fuels-market-2017-2021.html. According to the nuclear fuels market report, one driver in the market is overdependence on fossil fuels. Today, energy security is one of the key areas on the national agenda of any country. Since the discovery of the commercial uses of oil and natural gas in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the dominance of fossil fuels has only grown. Fossil fuels, at present, account for more than 80% of the world's energy demand. Global energy demand is expected to increase by 35% by 2020, and fossil fuels are projected to meet 75% of this increased demand. The following companies as the key players in the global nuclear fuels market: ARMZ Uranium Holding Company, Cameco, Energy Resources of Australia, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, KazAtomProm. Other prominent vendors in the market are: Anglo-Canadian Mining Corp, AREVA, Azimut Exploration, Bannerman Resources, Berkeley Energia, BHP Billiton, CANALASKA URANIUM, China National Nuclear Corporation, China General Nuclear Power, Denison Mines, Eagle Plains Resources, Forsys Metals, Globex Mining Enterprises, International Montoro Resources, Rio Tinto, NMMC, Paladin Energy, URENCO and Vattenfall. Order a copy of Global Nuclear Fuels Market 2017-2021 report @ http://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=994467. Global Nuclear Fuels Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global nuclear fuels market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. Further, the nuclear fuels market report states that one challenge in the market is construction delays and cost overruns. Nuclear reactor construction has unique features, which include variable project portfolio, process, and stringent security and safety measures. All these factors directly affect the cost schedule of the project. An improper estimation may lead to price escalation as the project progresses. The increase in project cost directly affects the profitability of vendors as any construction delay is the responsibility of the operator. Almost two-third of the nuclear reactors under construction is facing delays. The nuclear fuels market study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. About Us: ReportsnReports.com is your single source for all market research needs. Our database includes 500,000+ market research reports from over 100+ leading global publishers & in-depth market research studies of over 5000 micro markets. With comprehensive information about the publishers and the industries for which they publish market research reports, we help you in your purchase decision by mapping your information needs with our huge collection of reports. For more information, please visit http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/994467-global-nuclear-fuels-market-2017-2021.html


News Article | May 19, 2017
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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global nuclear fuels market report. This research report also lists 19 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. There is a growing need for emission-free power generation capacities around the globe due to the increasing awareness about reducing the use of fossil fuels, especially in thermal power plants. It was noted that a quarter of the existing fossil fuel plants worldwide are in operation for more than 30 years. Due to the lack of government support and the reducing gas prices, which is attracting investments toward gas power plants, the global nuclear fuel market is witnessing a decline in its growth. The market is diversified by the presence of international and regional vendors. In developed and developing economies, regional vendors are more prominent, thus increasing the competition for market share with the international players. “A growing number of regional vendors are focusing on R&D activities in the new market areas such as nuclear fission and new generation nuclear reactors. This research is expected to result in more reliable and efficient next-generation nuclear power plants,” says Thanikachalam Chandrasekaran, a lead power research analyst from Technavio. Looking for more information on this market? Request a free sample report Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers, challenges, trends, and more. ARMZ Uranium Holding Company is involved in the development of uranium mining at various stages of its lifecycle, ranging from exploration to industrial production. The company is also involved in the development of brown coal production, thermal and electrical power generation, sulfuric acid production, building mining equipment, rendering drilling, exploration support, design, and engineering services. Cameco is one of the largest uranium producers in the world. Its activities include the operations and investments spanning the whole nuclear fuel cycle, from exploration to fuel manufacturing. The other segments of the company comprise the fuel services division, which is the main source of profits and supports the company's uranium segment, thus allowing them to integrate across the fuel cycle vertically. Energy Resources of Australia is involved in the supply of uranium. Apart from uranium supply, the company also has a stockpile of ore reserves. Energy Resources of Australia is involved in uranium mining. Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation is involved in the supply of funds for the exploration of oil and gas, coal, geothermal energy, and metallic minerals. It is also involved in operations in the development of hydrocarbons, coal resources, geothermal resources, and metallic mineral resources. KazAtomProm is involved in geological exploration, natural uranium mining, production of uranium products, production of quartz, metallurgical silicon, PV cells and plates, renewable energy sources, design of heating pump units, bulk concentrate of rare-earth metals, beryllium, tantalum, niobium products, generation of electrical and heating power, and production of distillate drinking water. Become a Technavio Insights member and access all three of these reports for a fraction of their original cost. As a Technavio Insights member, you will have immediate access to new reports as they’re published in addition to all 6,000+ existing reports covering segments like oil and gas, energy storage, and smart grid. This subscription nets you thousands in savings, while staying connected to Technavio’s constant transforming research library, helping you make informed business decisions more efficiently. Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies. Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, re-sellers, and end-users. If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team at media@technavio.com.


Wang H.,CAS Institute of Botany | Wang H.,Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences | Wang H.,CAS Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences | Zhao P.,CAS Institute of Botany | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Plant Ecology | Year: 2012

Aims: Nighttime sap flow of trees may indicate transpiration and/or recharge of stem water storage at night. This paper deals with the water use of Acacia mangium at night in the hilly lands of subtropical South China. Our primary goal was to reveal and understand the nature of nighttime sap flow and its functional significance. Methods: Granier's thermal dissipation method was used to determine the nighttime sap flux of A. mangium. Gas exchange system was used to estimate nighttime leaf transpiration and stomatal conductance of studied trees. Important Findings: Nighttime sap flow was substantial and showed seasonal variation similar to the patterns of daytime sap flow in A. mangium. Mean nighttime sap flow was higher in the less precipitation year of 2004 (1122.4 mm) than in the more precipitation year of 2005 (1342.5 mm) since more daytime transpiration and low soil water availability in the relatively dry 2004 can be the cause of more nighttime sap flow. Although vapor pressure deficit and air temperature were significantly correlated with nighttime sap flow, they could only explain a small fraction of the variance in nighttime sap flow. The total accumulated water loss (EL) by transpiration of canopy leaves was only ∼2.6-8.5% of the total nighttime sap flow (Et) during the nights of July 17-18 and 18-19, 2006. Therefore, it is likely that the nighttime sap flow was mainly used for refilling water in the trunk. The stem diameter at breast height, basal area and sapwood area explained much more variance of nighttime water recharge than environmental factors and other tree form features, such as tree height, stem length below the branch, and canopy size. The contribution of nighttime water recharge to the total transpiration ranged from 14.7 to 30.3% depending on different DBH class and was considerably higher in the dry season compared to the wet season. © 2012 he Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Botanical Society of China. All rights reserved.


Xia K.,CAS Kunming Institute of Botany | Daws M.I.,Energy Resources of Australia Ltd. | Hay F.R.,International Rice Research Institute | Chen W.-Y.,CAS Kunming Institute of Botany | And 2 more authors.
South African Journal of Botany | Year: 2012

The fruit biology of Quercus subgenus Quercus has received considerable attention. However, considerably less is known about the fruit (hereafter referred to as seed) biology of subgenus Cyclobalanopsis which is distributed mainly in tropical and sub-tropical Asia. Consequently, we investigated the responses to desiccation of seeds of 11 species from subgenus Cyclobalanopsis and compared these with responses of 11 species from subgenus Quercus from both China and Europe. Similar to species in the subgenus Quercus, we found that all 11 subgenus Cyclobalanopsis species had desiccation-sensitive (recalcitrant) seeds. For the 22 species, which had seed dry masses spanning 0.57 to 6.41. g, there were wide differences in drying rates, but drying rate was not related to either seed dry mass or oil content. Drying rates also varied across the individual seeds within a species. These differential drying rates within a seed resulted in some individual seeds remaining significantly moister than the mean water content which may explain the apparent ability of some seeds of several species e.g. Quercus schottkyana to tolerate desiccation. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Hart B.T.,Water Science Pty Ltd | Taylor M.,Macquarie University | Iles M.,Energy Resources of Australia Ltd | Kyle G.,Gundjehmi Aboriginal Corporation | Sinclair G.,Energy Resources of Australia Ltd
Australasian Journal of Environmental Management | Year: 2015

Conflicts between indigenous people and mining companies have occurred in many countries and over many years, with the pressure for mining companies to improve their performance leading to a growth of corporate social responsibility concepts. Energy Resources of Australia and the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (representing the Mirarr people) sought to resolve a number of long-standing issues relating to surface water management and monitoring associated with the Ranger Uranium Mine. This article summarises the process adopted and discusses the main factors that underpinned the success of the project. © 2015 Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc.


Ma L.,South China Agricultural University | Rao X.,CAS South China Botanical Garden | Lu P.,Energy Resources of Australia Ltd | Huang S.,South China Agricultural University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Soils and Sediments | Year: 2015

Purpose: Large areas of land have been impacted by acidic mine drainage. These sites could potentially be re-vegetated for growing energy plants. Conventional phytoremediation method may fail because the pH of some mine drainage and contaminated soils can reach 2.0. Thus, it is necessary to screen acid-tolerant plants as pioneers to rehabilitate those severely acidified areas. Materials and methods: In the first phase of this study, seven levels of low pH media were used to estimate the acid-tolerant ranges of three plant species for 1 month. In the second phase, 50 commonly cultured plant species from 17 families, native in Guangdong Province of China or introduced from Australia, were evaluated for acid tolerance at three pH levels which were chosen based on results in the first phase. Results and discussion: We found that Acacia auriculiformis could survive and nodulate at pH ≥2.0, Acacia confusa and Melaleuca armillaris could survive at pH ≥2.5 but A. confusa nodulate at pH >3.5. In the second phase, 12 plant species, in addition to A. auriculiformis, can survive in pH 2.0 media. Conclusions: No family or genus commonality in acid tolerance was found. Two of these tolerant species, i.e., A. auriculiformis and Jatropha carcas, could potentially be planted as an economically and ecologically viable option for acid mine remediation due to their potential function as biofuel feedstock. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Ma L.,State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro bioresources | Rao X.,CAS South China Botanical Garden | Lu P.,Energy Resources of Australia Ltd | Bai S.H.,Griffith University | And 5 more authors.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research | Year: 2015

Eucalyptus spp. is a dominant tree genus in Australia and most Eucalyptus spp. are canopy dominant species. In Australian natural forests, Eucalyptus spp. commonly are associated with understorey legumes which play a crucial role for ecological restoration owing to their nitrogen (N) fixing ability for replenishing the soil N lost after frequent prescribed burning. This study aimed to explore to what extent physiological responses of these species differ 7 and 12 years after last fire. Two most common understorey Acacia spp., Acacia leiocalyx and A. disparrima, as well as one non-leguminous Eucalyptus resinifera, were studied due to their dominance in the forest. Both A. leiocalyx and A. disparrima showed higher carbon (C) assimilation capacity, maximum photosynthetic capacity, and moderate foliar C/N ratio compared with E. resinifera. A. leiocalyx showed various advantages compared to A. disparrima such as higher photosynthetic capacity, adaptation to wider light range and higher foliar total N (TNmass). A. leiocalyx also relied on N2-fixing ability for longer time compared to A. disparrima. The results suggested that the two Acacia spp. were more beneficial to C and N cycles for the post burning ecosystem than the non-N2-fixing species E. resinifera. A. leiocalyx had greater contribution to complementing soil N cycle long after burning compared to A. disparrima. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Lu P.,Darwin Lab | Lu P.,Energy Resources of Australia Ltd.
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2013

Water status in trees is commonly studied by measuring leaf water potential with a pressure bomb, but due to mango's excessive latex exudation, leaf water potential measurements can not be reliably measured this way. We have measured xylem sap flow in the tree trunk, microvariation of branch diameter (microdendrometry), and leaf gas exchange to study mango water relations. The main Australian mango cultivar 'Kensington Pride' is very sensitive to air dryness, more so than most Florida cultivars. Both sap flow (tree water use) and twig/branch shrinkage have been shown to be good plant-based indicators of plant water status and been successfully used to control irrigation. However, at the present time, both techniques are far from being practical or economical enough to be used by growers for their irrigation scheduling. A low cost, farmer friendly tool for irrigators, 'FullStop' wetting front detectors, was developed by CSIRO in Australia. 'FullStop' is a simple device buried in the ground in the rooting zone, which will tell the irrigators when to switch off irrigation. This system has great potential as an aid to irrigation decision making. © ISHS 2013.

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