GLANST 2024 (30 September - 02 October 2024) Brasimone, ENEA, Italy

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GIF LFR provisional System Steering Committee (pSSC) would like to invite master students & doctoral students to discuss recent progress and future on Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs) and Accelerator Driven Subcritical Systems (ADSs).   

Technical Topics related to LFR/ADS

Presentations by students and invited experts from LFR developers:

 1) Thermal-hydraulics & Safety

 2) Material & Coolant Chemistry

 3) Neutronics & Core Design

 4) Modelling & Simulations

 5) Experiments & V&V of numerical tools

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Call for Abstracts and Deadlines

No registration fee

Registration Forms and Extended Abstracts to direzione.nuc-ener@enea.it

-Registration and Extended Abstract (2 pages): by July 30, 2024

-Review and Notification: by August 23, 2024

-Presentation Material: by September 24, 2024

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Venue (here)

ENEA – Brasimone Research Centre
Località Brasimone, 40032 Camugnano Bo, Italy

*In-person only (no hybrid format)

Recommendation for Accommodation

A shuttle bus from the Hotels suggested by the GLANST Organizing Committee to the Research Centre will be provided. Accommodation arrangements must be made by participants (accommodation and transport information here).

GLANST Organizing Committee

Mrs. S. Monari (ENEA), Dr. E. Nava (ENEA), Dr. M. Tarantino (ENEA)

GLANST Scientific Committee

Chaired by Dr. A. Alemberti with all national representatives of GIF LFR pSSC:

Prof. Y. Wu (FDS), Dr. M. Tarantino (ENEA), Prof. T. Obara (Tokyo Tech), Prof. I. S. Hwang (SNU), Dr. A. Moiseev (NIKIET), Dr. A. Moisseytsev (ANL)

 

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NEANH 2024 Workshop

Workshop on Non-Electric and Hybrid Applications of Nuclear Energy

 

Date & Venue: Friday, April 26, 2024, BEXCO Convention Hall and Exhibition Hall, Busan, Korea

Overview

The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Task Force on Non-Electric Applications of Nuclear Heat (NEANH) and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) co-organised the Non-Electric and Hybrid Applications of Nuclear Energy Workshop on April 26, 2024, in Busan, Korea. The event was hosted by the Korean Nuclear Industry Association (KAIF) and the Korea Nuclear International Cooperation Foundation (KONICOF) on the margins of the 39th Korea Atomic Power (KAP) Annual Conference.

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This Non-Electric and Hybrid Applications of Nuclear Energy Workshop included approximately 75 participants from around the world, and featured participation from international organisations collaborating on exploring the opportunity for NEANH, energy end-users in hard-to-abate industrial sectors, regulators, and nuclear technology developers targeting non-electric applications. Participants shared information on specific needs, requirements, and potential challenges or concerns associated with coupling nuclear energy to industrial applications in pursuit of advancing technologies toward a net zero future.

The event featured the following sessions:

  • Session 1: Historic context and overview of ongoing international efforts
  • Session 2: Industrial end-user perspectives
  • Session 3: Operational experience and the challenges associated with operating a co-located system
  • Session 4: Panel with nuclear technology developers targeting non-electric applications.
  • Session 5: Interactive discussion on the topics discussed, and next steps.

The day’s discussion followed Chatham house rules, and comments are included without attribution to allow anonymity, unless permission was explicitly provided. The event featured simultaneous interpretation between English and Korean, and presentations were delivered in both languages.

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This 2024 Workshop follows the first NEANH Workshop in Toronto, Canada in October 2022 and supports the NEANH Task Force’s efforts to enhance the general level of knowledge on non-grid applications of nuclear systems, highlight system configurations that are relevant for further investigation, and to develop a network to the high temperature community outside the nuclear field to inform systems analysis on non-electric applications of nuclear heat.

Key Insights from the Workshop

  • There is a useful history of nuclear energy being used for non-electric applications, but this is limited to lower temperature applications using LWR technologies. Higher temperature industrial applications have different considerations and may benefit more from GenIV reactor technology.
  • At higher temperatures, fuel switching industrial processes is challenging and requires significant alterations to existing processes. Integrated systems analysis and financial support are likely required to enable this transition.
  • The heat and electricity demand from the decarbonisation of the industrial sector will be significant.
  • Reports and tools exist to help end-users assess the opportunity for their operations, but increased engagement is encouraged.
  • It is a significant opportunity to use nuclear energy to reduce emissions in industrial sectors, and end users would deploy nuclear energy today if they were commercially available.
  • Hydrogen production is of particular interest, and value chain analysis is required to understand the competitiveness of nuclear energy.
  • There is regulatory uncertainty for NEANH, and systems will require a case-by-case analysis using a risk-informed and graded approach. There are no obvious barriers that cannot be overcome.
  • The opportunity for NEANH is geographically distinct due to unique regulatory landscapes, domestic policies, availability of alternative energy options, and supply chain capabilities.
  • Increased collaboration beyond the nuclear sector is essential, including to communicate progress in this area. Communication and transparency are important to build confidence among regulators, investors, and the public.
  • Future workshops should also include end users, and other impacted stakeholders such as financiers, investors, and insurers.

PROGRAMME and PRESENTATIONS

Session 1:  Historic context and overview of ongoing international efforts

Session 2: Industrial end-user perspectives

Session 3: Operational experience and the challenges associated with operating a co-located system

Session 4: Nuclear technology developers targeting non-electric applications.

 


AMME Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing (Hybrid) 8-9 November 2021

AMME NOV 2021 WORKSHOP programme FINAL

Monday 8 November 2021  - DAY 1

Session 1 – Overview of workshop

Welcome and Introduction, overview of AMME-TF, purpose of workshop by Lyndon Edwards, ANSTO, AMME-TF Chair

How Modelling and Simulation could be used to support the nuclear qualification of advanced manufacturing by Albert To, University of Pittsburgh

Challenges to the use of M&S to support the nuclear qualification of advanced manufacturing: a nuclear engineer’s perspective by Pierre-François Giroux, CEA 

NRC Action Plan for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies by Carolyn Fairbanks, NRC

 

Session 2 – Vendors and designers perspective: the view from the innovation front line

David Huegel & Clint Armstrong, Westinghouse 

Jean-Marie Hamy, Framatome   

George Jacobsen, General Atomics       

 

Tuesday 9 November 2021 - DAY 2

Overview and Summary of the Workshop  by Lyndon Edwards

 

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GIF workshop on R&D Infrastructures needs and opportunities

MORNING SESSION Live stream 

Wednesday 19 February 2020

11h00 - 11h15    Welcome

Welcome by and Sama Bilbao y Leon, OECD/NEA (01:53:00 to 01:56:00) and Hideki Kamide, JAEA and Chair of the Policy Group (01:56:00 to 01:57:00)

11h15 – 12h30    Engaging with the private sector – Round Table

Moderator: Sama Bilbao y Leon

GIF R&D infrastructures and large scale experimental programmes, Roger Garbil, Euratom, DG RTD, Chair of the GIF R&D Task Force Roger Garbil (01:58:00 to 02:01:00 and 2:26:20 to 2:47:30)

R&D challenges for Gen IV systems, Gilles Rodriguez, CEA and GIF Technical Director (02:02:00 to 02:26:00)

GIF Advanced Manufacturing initiative, Lyndon Edwards, ANSTO and Chair of the Task Force - Advanced Manufacturing (02:47:00 to 02:56:00) 

Regulatory challenges to license Gen IV systems, Raj Iyengar, Chief of the Component Integrity Branch, NRC’s Office of Research (02:57:00 to 03:25:00)

12h30 - 14h00 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION Live stream

14h00 – 16h00    Identification of collaboration opportunities between private and public sectors for Gen IV systems

Introduction - Roger Garbil, Euratom, DG RTD, Chair of the GIF R&D Task Force

LWR-based Advanced Reactors 

Moderator: Sang Ji Kim (00:02:11 to 00:06:00)

▪  Fredrik Vitabäck, GE-Hitachi, BWRX300 (00:06:11 to 00:09:50)

▪  Richard Wain, UK SMR, Rolls Royce (00:10:05 to 00:18:10)

▪  Jean-Michel Ruggieri, Program Manager, SMRs, CEA, NUWARD Project (00:18:30 to 00:26:30)

▪  Sang Ji Kim, SMART Technology Development Division, KAERI, GIF EG member (00:26:30 to 00:32:27)

▪  Marketa Krykova, Project Manager, CVR, SSC SCWR co-Chair (00:32:30 to 00:41:31)

 Discussion (00:42:00 to 00:50:57)

 

Molten Salt Reactors (MSR)

Moderator: Stéphane Bourg, CEA, GIF SSC Chair (00:51:20 to 00:59:30)

▪  David Leblanc, President and CTO, Terrestrial Energy (00:59:30 to 01:06:40)

▪  Lou Martinez Sancho, CIO Kairos Power FHR (KP-FHR) (01:06:40 to 01:12:20)

▪  Victor Ignatiev, IPPE, MOSART project and related infrastructures (01:12:40 to 01:18:14)

▪  Jan Uhlir, Update on Pu/Pr cooperation in CZ (01:18:20 to 01:26:23)

Discussion (01:26:23 to 01:34:50)

 

15h00 – 15h15            Coffee break

 

Liquid Metal Reactors (SFR and LFR)

Moderator: Alessandro Alemberti (01:54:00 to 01:56:00)

▪  Fausto Franceschini,Westinghouse LFR (01:56:00 to 02:13:30)

▪  Alessandro Alemberti, ANSALDO Nucleare, LFR SSC Chair (02:14:00 to 02:24:45)

▪  Jean-Marie Hamy, Framatome, SFR (02:25:00 to 02:40:00)

▪  Ilia Pakhomov, Head of Laboratory, Russian Federation, Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) (02:40:40 to 2:46:30)

  

Gas-cooled High Temperature Reactors (HTR)

Moderator: Lyndon Edwards, Introduction (02:47:35 to 02:53:00)

▪  Jean-Marie Hamy, Framatome,  US SC-HTGR program (02:53:30 to 02:55:00)

▪  Dominique Hittner, USNC (02:55:40 to 03:07:00)

▪  Piotr Fomichenko (03:07:10 to 03:13:00)

▪  Karl-Fredrik Nilsson, EU/Euratom JRC, Chair HTR SSC (could not attend this session)

Discussion (03:13:00 to 03:17:50)

 

Cross-cutting topics, non-electric applications

Moderator: Taiju SHIBATA, Introduction (03:18:50 to 03:19:30)

▪  John Jackson, INL, National Reactor Innovation Center (03:19:30 to 03:27:50)

▪  François Le Naour, CEA (03:28:00 to 03:33 :40)

▪  Taiju Shibata, JAEA (03:33:50 to 03:40:30)

▪  Abderrahim Al Mazouzi, EDF (03:40:50 to 03:47:00)

Discussion : 03:47:00 to 03:57:30

 

16h45 – 17h30            Wrap-up and lessons learnt (Tech Director + Moderators) (03:58:00 to 04:01:00)

 

17h30                         Networking Cocktail – GIF and Industry 

 

Thursday 20 February

MORNING SESSION Live Stream 

9h00 – 11h00     Examples of collaboration between Governmental organisations and industry

Welcome by GIF Vice Chair on R&D Collaboration, Jong-Hyuk Baek, KAERI (00:02:19 to 00:09:00)

Panel discussion 

Moderator: Gilles Rodriguez

▪  Gilles Rodriguez, (on behalf of the CEA’s Sodium School Director) (00:09:20 to 00:25:20)

▪  John H. Jackson, Acting Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) (00:25:50 to 00:43:01)

▪  Tatiana Ivanova, FIDES projects to address post-Halden situation / OECD (00:43:20 to 00:59:40)

▪  Stefano Monti, IAEA (01:00:00 to 01:22:06)

▪  Raj Iyengar, Chief of the Component Integrity Branch, NRC’s Office of Research (01:22:30 to 01:35:30)

▪  Stephen Bushby, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (01:35:40 to 01:49:00)

▪  Iuliia Kusina, Director, Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) replaced by Ilia Pakhomov (1:49:30 to 02:02:50)

 

11h00 – 11h30            Coffee break

 

11h30 – 12h30            Views from the Private Sector, an Outlook for SMRs

Moderator: Stefano Monti, Introduction (02:28:50 to 02:35:00)

▪  Lou Martinez Sancho, CIO Kairos Power FHR (KP-FHR) (02:35:00 to 02:45:00)

▪  David LeBlanc, President and CTO, Terrestrial Energy (02:45:30 to 02:53:20)

▪  Robin Manley, VP SMR Technology, Ontario Power Generation (02:53:30 to 03:00:00)

▪  Raj Iyengar, Chief Component Integrity Branch, NRC’s Office of Research (03:00:20 to 03:07:25)

▪  Dominique Hittner, USNC (03:07:30 to 03:19:30)

▪  Richard Wain, UK SMR, Rolls Royce (03:19:40 to 03:26:30)

▪  Fredrik Vitabäck, GE-Hitachi, BWRX300 (03:27:30 to 03:35:20)

▪  Arkady Karneev, Rosatom Western Europe (03:35:30 to 03:47:00)

Discussion (03:47:30 to 04:00:00)

12h30 – 13h00            Workshop conclusions

GIF Policy Group Chair, Hideki Kamide (04:01:50 to 04:10:20)

 

13h00                   Closing of the Workshop


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List of Participants

 

Tuesday 18 February 2020 

MORNING SESSION Live stream 

9h00 – 9h10    Welcome and opening remarks Sama Bilbao y Leon, OECD NEA (00:00:04 to 00:03:04) / Kamide Hideki, JAEA, Japan and Chair of the Policy Group (00:03:10 to 00:05:17) 

9h10 – 10h00    Session 1 – Overview of workshop

  • Introduction on the opportunities and challenges of advanced manufacturing, overview of GIF AMME Task Force, purpose of workshop: Why we are here! - Lyndon Edwards, ANSTO, Australia and Chair, Task Force - Advanced Manufacturing (00:05:39 to 00:18:30) 
  • The nuclear supply chain; past, present and future. - Andrew Storer, NAMRC, UK (00:19:50 to 00:43:00)
  • Q&A until 00:54:30

10h00 – 10h30    Coffee break

10h30 – 12h30    Session 2 – Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • Additive manufacturing in the nuclear supply chain, Kurt Terrani, ORNL, USA (01:24:51 to 02:04:00)
  • Innovative fabrication in the nuclear supply chain, Dave Gandy, EPRI, USA (02:05:30 to 02:44:00)
  • Advanced surface coatings in the nuclear supply chain, Alfons Weisenburger, KIT, EU (02:44:15 to 03:15:00)
  • Panel Discussion (Presenters) led by Moderator (03:15:00 to 03:16:40)

12h30 – 14h00    Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION Live stream

14h00 – 15h00    Session 3 – National Advanced Manufacturing Activities (Intro: 00:00:00 to 00:03:00)

  • Advanced Manufacturing collaboration in the USA, Isabella Van Royen/Mark Messner, DoE (00:03:10 to 00:33:50)
  • Advanced Manufacturing collaboration in the EU, Lorenzo Malerba, CIEMAT, EU (00:34:10 to 00:54:40)
  • Advanced Manufacturing collaboration in France, Eric Abonneau, CEA, France, EU (00:55:00 to 01:18:40)

15h00 – 15h30    Coffee break

15h30 – 17h00    Session 4 – Group Activity (Explanation: 01:19:00 to 01:21:20)

  • Split into 4 groups, which undertake following activities led by Moderator / Rapporteur:
    1. identify potential collaborative AMME activities/projects
    2. analyse each identified area of collaboration (SWOT analyses?)
    3. prioritization of identified areas/ideas
    4. agree communication for Rapporteur to give to meeting (can develop presentation overnight)  

17h00                   End of Day 1

 

Wednesday 19 February 2020

MORNING SESSION Live stream 

09h00 – 10h30    Session 5 – Group Reporting and Meeting Outcomes/ INTRO (Lyndon) (00:00:00 to 00:02:20)

  • Communally undertake following activities:
    • Rapporteurs from each group presents group output:
      • Red group : 00:02:30 to 00:07:10
      • Orange group : 00:07:50 to 00:19:00
      • Green group : 00:20:47 to 00:32:30
      • Yellow group : 00:36:00 to 00:50:15
      • Blue group : 00:50:50 to 01:04:00
  • Overall prioritisation of potential collaborative AMME activities/projects
  • Identification of next steps and way forward (01:04:00 to 01:20:00)

10h30 – 10h40    Wrap up (End : 01:22:00)

10h40 – 11h00    Coffee break