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This twelfth edition of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Annual Report covers actions in 2018 and 2019. In 2018, the Fourth GIF Symposium Proceedings was issued in place of the Annual Report.

In 2019 the GIF entirely renewed its Board with new members in all key governance positions. Moreover, for the first time in the history of GIF management, each Vice-chair was granted a three-year mandate, thus assisting the GIF Chairman to better understand the drivers, opportunities, and constraints related to three key crosscutting topics connected with all GEN IV systems: Regulatory Issues; Market Opportunities and Challenges; and Enhancement of R&D Collaborations. In terms of management, GIF has kept the structure that has proved successful in the past. This Annual Report also includes a list of selected related scientific publications that show the relevance and the high scientific quality of the research carried out by all GIF members.

For the first time, this Annual Report will only be published in an electronic format, available on the GIF Website.

GIF 2019 Annual Report (Full version)

Foreword from the Chair

Foreword from the Technical Director

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. GIF membership, organization and R&D collaboration

Chapter 2. Highlights from the year

Chapter 3. Country reports 

Chapter 4. System reports (Full version)

   - Gas-cooled Fast Reactor (GFR)

   - Lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR)

   - Molten Salt Reactor (MSR)

   - Super Critical Water Reactor (SCWR)

   - Sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR)

   - Very-high-temperature reactor (VHTR)

Chapter 5. Methodology Working Groups (Full version)

   - EMWG: Economic Modelling Working Group

   - PRPPWG: Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection assessment methodology Working Group

   - RSWG: Risk and Safety Working Group

Chapter 6. Task Force Reports (Full version)

   - ETTF: Education & Training Task Force

   - SDC-TF: Safety Design Criteria Task Force

   - AMME TF: Advanced Manufacturing and Material Engineering Task Force

   - RDTF: Research & Development Infrastructure Task Force

Chapter 7. Market and industry perspectives/SIAP report (Full version)

Appendix 1. List of Generation IV specific abbreviations and acronyms

Appendix 2. Selection of GIF publications (2018-2019)





GIF Newsletter #4 - September 2020

Newsletter GIF September 2020 rev1 Page 1

Dear members of the GIF Family,

The September issue of the GIF Newsletter is out!

In this issue you will find:

  • Editorial, by Alice CAPONITI, GIF Vice Chair for Regulatory Issues
  • 14th GIF-IAEA Interface Meeting article, by World Nuclear News
  • Development of a Risk-Informed Approach, by Jim KINSEY, GIF RSWG Member
  • Introduction of new Sodium-cooled-Fast Reactor System Steering Committee chair, by Frédéric SERRE, (New) Chair of the SFR-SSC

Download the GIF Newsletter #4 – September 2020




2018 Proceedings GIF

2018 GIF Symposium Proceedings

The GIF Symposia are public scientific events aimed at disseminating the results
of international collaborative research performed within the Forum. The first
GIF Symposium was held in Paris, France in 2009, the second in San Diego,
United States in 2012 and the third in Chiba, Japan in 2015. This fourth
GIF Symposium, held in Paris on 16-17 October 2018, is designed to inform
and educate audiences beyond the GIF community. Its objective is to report
the achievements of the Forum in developing nuclear energy systems that are
aligned with today’s global sustainable development goals. In particular, the
fourth GIF Symposium outlines a credible GIF path towards achieving the goals of
the updated GIF R&D Roadmap, leading to the demonstration and deployment of
innovative nuclear energy systems that will establish nuclear energy as a valuable
part of the global, long-term sustainable carbon-free energy mix.


Download the Proceedings of the 2018 GIF Symposium

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