Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator (ALFRED project)


Next week will take place the next Gen IV webinar on the Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator project (ALFRED).

It will present an overview of ALFRED’s specific design solutions, as well as the safety approach and safety characteristics of the project, touching the most important aspects of the demonstrator. Latest developments will briefly be presented too. The remaining research challenges will then be explained in the light of the present technology and further…


Realisation of a new large research infrastructure in Belgium: MYRRHA


Last Friday, the Belgian federal government announced “the realization of a new large research infrastructure in Belgium: MYRRHA” (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications). Over the course of the last twenty years, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK•CEN, has been actively working on designing and building this new multifunctional research installation. It is the very first prototype of a nuclear reactor driven by a particle accelerator in the world.



EC launches public consultation on the strategy for EU GHG emissions reduction

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction. All interested citizens and stakeholders can send their contributions by 9 October 2018.  In March 2018, EU leaders asked the European Commission to present, within 12 months, “a proposal for a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with…


A new SNETP factsheet is out! “Small Modular Reactors”


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The last decade has seen an increased interest in SMRs or small modular reactors. These small standardised reactors tackle the financial-burden currently observed in large nuclear projects. They also provide increased flexibility to balance the ever complex-to-manage electricity demand. SMRs offer new ways of producing and consuming nuclear energy, paving the way for industrial customers and emerging nuclear countries.



SNETP releases a new factsheet


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Since the 1950s, nuclear reactor designs have continued to evolve, from the earliest Generation I prototype designs to the Generation II designs that have operated safely over the past 40 years. The latest Generation III designs recently introduced, e.g. the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR), incorporate the lessons learned from earlier designs and reduce plant costs while enhancing safety and security. Today’s research on…


The future of nuclear energy in a carbon-constrained world

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Harnessing the power of the atomic nucleus for peaceful purposes was one of the most astonishing scientific and technological achievements of the 20th century. It has benefited medicine, security, and energy. Yet, after a few decades of rapid growth, investment in nuclear energy has stalled in many developed countries and nuclear energy now constitutes a meager 5% of…


EPERC International Conference – 1-3 April 2019



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While supporting initiatives to improve the competitiveness of the European Standardization for the Pressure Equipment (PE) Industry for the last 30 years, the “European Pressure Equipment Research Council” (EPERC), an international Belgium-based association, has launched a new era of research projects to support innovation in PE industry. In this framework, the association will organise the EPERC International Conference on 1-3 April 2019 in Roma, in order to enrich the…


Nuclear Fuel – from Cradle to Grave


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In the framework of the ANNETTE project, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Joint Research Centre (JRC) will organise the inter-semester course in Karlsruhe, Germany, from October 8th – 12th, 2018: “Nuclear Fuel – from Cradle to Grave”. The course is open for any interested graduate and PhD students, post-docs, professionals and free of charge. However, the participation…


2nd round of applications for PhD studentships in new reactor technologies

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National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Otwock-Warszawa, Poland, announces Ph.D. studentships in new reactor technologies (HTGR, DFR)
operating starting on 1 October 2018

On 17 July 2018 the National Center for Nuclear Research announces the 2nd round of applications for a 5 year doctoral studies in reactor physics within the framework of the project “New reactor concepts and safety analyses for the Polish Nuclear…


PUBLIC CONSULTATION – CEN WS 64 of the European Committee for Standardisation



Harmonisation of licensing rules, certification, and standards, pre-normative research for new design and operating conditions, establishment of shared codes and standards with a strategy providing methods to progressively enlarge consensus among stakeholders can only be supported by all parties involved. This also includes a digital approach to nuclear, optimisation of supply chain, mutual recognition by regulatory activities, streamlining of design approval and harmonised classification schemes.

The ongoing public consultation of Workshop…

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