GIF 2020 Annual Report cover page

This thirteenth edition of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Annual Report covers 2020.

In 2020, the GIF, as have all, had to adapt its way of working to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation. In the face of this, all GIF members made their best efforts to produce deliverables and fulfil their objectives in an optimized manner.

In 2020 the GIF organization started its transition towards a new communications approach through a rebranding of its logo and website. This transitional phase will lead the Generation IV International Forum to a new approach in line with the current situation: more virtual meetings and exchanges; a powerful and updated GIF website to ease and simplify interactions between members; and regular communication through high standard monthly webinars and newsletters. Thus the GIF is ready to enter its third decade of existence in the particular context of a new energy paradigm and an unpredictable sanitary situation.


GIF 2020 Annual Report (Full version)

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)

   - Supercritical water reactor (SCWR)

   - Sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR)

   - Very-high-temperature reactor (VHTR)

Chapter 5. Methodology working groups (Full version)

   - Economic Modelling Working Group (EMWG) 

   - Education & Training Working Group (ETWG)

   - Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection assessment methodology Working Group (PRPPWG)

   - Risk and Safety Working Group (RSWG)

Chapter 6. Task force reports (Full version)

   - Advanced Manufacturing and Material Engineering Task Force (AMME TF)

   - Research & Development Infrastructure Task Force (RDTF)

Chapter 7. Market and industry perspectives and the GIF Senior Industry Advisory Panel report (Full version)

-        Market issues

-        Senior Industry Advisory Panel report

Appendix 1. List of abbreviations and acronyms

Appendix 2. Selection of GIF publications (2020)