Established in 2001, the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) was created as a co-operative international endeavour seeking to develop the research necessary to test the feasibility and performance of fourth generation nuclear systems, and to make them available for industrial deployment by 2030.
The GIF brings together 13 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States), as well as Euratom – representing the 28 European Union members − to co-ordinate research and development on these systems.
The GIF has selected six reactor technologies for further research and development: the gas-cooled fast reactor (GFR), the lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR), the molten salt reactor (MSR), the sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), the supercritical-water-cooled reactor (SCWR) and the very high-temperature reactor (VHTR).
The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) serves as technical secretariat to GIF.
Dear members of the GIF Family,
The December issue of the GIF Newsletter is out!
In this issue you will find:
Download the GIF Newsletter #6 – December 2020
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)
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
- 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
Chapter 7. Market and industry perspectives/SIAP report (Full version)
Appendix 2. Selection of GIF publications (2018-2019)