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*Enabling the Transition to a Clean Energy Economy
     -Examine the magnitude of the carbon free challenge, decode some of the lingo, pitfalls of both near and far term thinking, potential domino effects, and how scenario planning is critical to the transition.​
*Scenario Planning - Multiple Pathways to a Clean Energy Future
     -Examine the potential pathways and various models used to project them. Meet the experts behind these models and hear about how they approach analyzing carbon reduction scenarios.

REGISTER HERE: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/ShapingOurCarbonFreeFutureWebinarSeries.aspx
3/2/2021
  
Are you a current PhD student or did you complete your PhD after January 1, 2019?
Is your research related to Generation IV Advanced Nuclear Energy systems?
Can you explain your research in three minutes?

If you answered yes to those questions, you may be interested in the Pitch your Gen IV Research Competition

Location: Virtual

Date: You can apply between February 1, 2021 and February 28, 2021 by submitting an executive summary of your research.

Cost: Free!

Scientific focus: Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

Click on this link for additional information: https://www.gen-4.org/gif/jcms/c_173183/pitch-your-generation-iv-research-competition
2/28/2021
  

​Currently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) stores ~90 million gallons of radioactive and hazardous waste in ~230 underground tanks at Hanford and Savannah River. At Hanford, approximately 20 million gallons of that waste is in a liquid form (supematant), approximately 10 million gallons is in the form of insoluble sludge materials and the remainder is in a partially soluble solid fform referred to as saltcake. Treatment and immobilization of the tank waste into a glass waste is planned with the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) being the principal plant where this will be accomplished. This webinar focuses on the integrated flowsheet that encompasses storage, retrieval, pretreatment, immobilization, and disposal. The major emphasis or focal point will be the vitrification with respect to: 1) Troublesome waste componenets and their impact on glass formulation/operations; 2) Critical process and products performance properties (why and how they are measured); 3) Process control strategies and use/impact of glass models/algorithms; 4) Relationship between acceptable glass compositional regions and operation flexibility; 5) Significant advancements in glass formulation and the impact on the flowsheet/operations; 6) Operational lessons learned.

REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5957158808094990094
2/25/2021
  

Idaho National Laboratory and the National University Consortium are organizing a virtual workshop series focused on topics related to the Fission Battery Initiative. The initiative envisions Developing technologies that enable nuclear reactor systems to function as batteries (see attached invitation for more details on the initiative).

These workshops will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the research and development needed to establish technologies that can fully achieve battery-like functionality for nuclear energy systems.

The topics and dates of each workshop are listed below, along with a link to register. The final agenda and list of speakers will be released closer to the workshop dates.

Registration is required to attend; please note that each day requires a separate registration. Upon registering you will receive a calendar notice via email which includes the live link for the virtual meeting.

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2015560256383093008
2/24/2021
  
GAIN is excited to announce Webinar #2 in our series The Regulatory Route to Commercial Nuclear Deployment - Understanding and Navigating Within the Existing Regulatory Framework

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7983061760800753679
2/24/2021
  
Digital engineering is a powerful tool that can accelerate the development of advanced nuclear energy projects. It also will be the topic of the first webinar in a new National Reactor Innovation Center series “NRIC Tech Talks.”

The 90-minute webinar will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. MST on Feb. 16, 2021. It will also feature breakout sessions and a panel discussion.

The NRIC Tech Talks webinar series aims to connect nuclear energy innovators with world-class capabilities of the U.S. National Laboratory System to achieve successful demonstration of nuclear carbon-free energy technologies.

REGISTER HERE: https://inlfedramp.gov1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Nxj7tzRBlTcJ4G
2/16/2021
  
Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) and Partnership for Global Security (PGS) are hosting the release of their new joint report, U.S. Advanced Nuclear Energy Strategy for Domestic Prosperity, Climate Protection, National Security, and Global Leadership.

PGS President Ken Luongo and NEI Executive Director, Judi Greenwald, will summarize the Strategy.  Bloomberg Industry reporter Dean Scott will then moderate a discussion with panelists from ClearPath, Good Energy Collective, and Atlantic Council. You can find more information and register for the webinar here: https://mailchi.mp/283590f23fc9/invitation-new-advanced-reactor-strategy-report-release-webinar-4843857
2/16/2021
  

Idaho National Laboratory and the National University Consortium are organizing a virtual workshop series focused on topics related to the Fission Battery Initiative. The initiative envisions Developing technologies that enable nuclear reactor systems to function as batteries (see attached invitation for more details on the initiative).

These workshops will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the research and development needed to establish technologies that can fully achieve battery-like functionality for nuclear energy systems.

The topics and dates of each workshop are listed below, along with a link to register. The final agenda and list of speakers will be released closer to the workshop dates.

Registration is required to attend; please note that each day requires a separate registration. Upon registering you will receive a calendar notice via email which includes the live link for the virtual meeting.

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7669131398663102480
2/10/2021
  
*Enabling the Transition to a Clean Energy Economy
     -Examine the magnitude of the carbon free challenge, decode some of the lingo, pitfalls of both near and far term thinking, potential domino effects, and how scenario planning is critical to the transition.​
*Scenario Planning - Multiple Pathways to a Clean Energy Future
     -Examine the potential pathways and various models used to project them. Meet the experts behind these models and hear about how they approach analyzing carbon reduction scenarios.
2/2/2021
  
Today, knowledge on MOX fuel behavior in fast neutron reactors comes mainly from feedback on SFRs that have operated in the past in Europe, USA, Japan and are still in service in Russia, India and China. The GENERATION-IV systems (SFR, GFR, LFR, FSMR...) with the associated fuel cycle strategy have been chosen to face the requirements of safety, non-proliferation, sustainability and waste minimization. This completion is possible thanks to the flexibility of fast neutron systems: they offer the possibility of using plutonium and uranium coming from spent fuel, making the best use of resources while reducing waste. Thus (U,Pu)O2 has proved to be the most ready candidate to achieve these performances in reactor and
during the fuel cycle. Mox fuel is suitable for exemple for multirecycling, isogeneration, burning or breeding plutonium through adjustment of Pu concentration. Taking into account a wide range of fuel composition (Pu content: 20 to 45%), irradiation conditions and applying the safety criteria, we will present the state of the art on MOX fuel for GENIV systems with respect to knowledge and qualification.
The knowledge on (U,Pu)O2 will be presented under the aspects of material properties and fuel behavior under irradiation with post irradiation examinations and modelling. The methodology of MOX qualification will be will be detailed with TRL (Technological Readiness Level) scale evaluation and the need to extend the qualification area in order to cover all design, composition and situations described above.
The support of the international organizations (GIF, OECD/NEA, IAEA, EURATOM) to scientific and technological issues will be assessed.
1/28/2021
  

Idaho National Laboratory and the National University Consortium are organizing a virtual workshop series focused on topics related to the Fission Battery Initiative. The initiative envisions Developing technologies that enable nuclear reactor systems to function as batteries (see attached invitation for more details on the initiative).

These workshops will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the research and development needed to establish technologies that can fully achieve battery-like functionality for nuclear energy systems.

The topics and dates of each workshop are listed below, along with a link to register. The final agenda and list of speakers will be released closer to the workshop dates.

Registration is required to attend; please note that each day requires a separate registration. Upon registering you will receive a calendar notice via email which includes the live link for the virtual meeting.

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1803674470105893136
1/27/2021
  
GAIN is excited to announce a new webinar series to provide historical context to the regulatory framework we have today. Join us January 27th from Noon - 3:00 p.m. (MST) for webinar #1 Paving the Way: A Historic Journey to Deployment.

Register at https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/RegulatoryWebinarSeries.aspx
1/27/2021
  

Idaho National Laboratory and the National University Consortium are organizing a virtual workshop series focused on topics related to the Fission Battery Initiative. The initiative envisions Developing technologies that enable nuclear reactor systems to function as batteries (see attached invitation for more details on the initiative).

These workshops will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the research and development needed to establish technologies that can fully achieve battery-like functionality for nuclear energy systems.

The topics and dates of each workshop are listed below, along with a link to register. The final agenda and list of speakers will be released closer to the workshop dates.

Registration is required to attend; please note that each day requires a separate registration. Upon registering you will receive a calendar notice via email which includes the live link for the virtual meeting.

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4667274439322936080
1/20/2021
  
Idaho National Laboratory and the National University Consortium are organizing a virtual workshop series focused on topics related to the Fission Battery Initiative. The initiative envisions Developing technologies that enable nuclear reactor systems to function as batteries (see attached invitation for more details on the initiative).

These workshops will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss the research and development needed to establish technologies that can fully achieve battery-like functionality for nuclear energy systems.

The topics and dates of each workshop are listed below, along with a link to register. The final agenda and list of speakers will be released closer to the workshop dates.

Registration is required to attend; please note that each day requires a separate registration. Upon registering you will receive a calendar notice via email which includes the live link for the virtual meeting.

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3804573426914027536
1/13/2021
  
Today, knowledge on MOX fuel behavior in fast neutron reactors comes mainly from feedback on SFRs that have operated in the past in Europe, USA, Japan and are still in service in Russia, India and China. The GENERATION-IV systems (SFR, GFR, LFR, FSMR...) with the associated fuel cycle strategy have been chosen to face the requirements of safety, non-proliferation, sustainability and waste minimization. This completion is possible thanks to the flexibility of fast neutron systems: they offer the possibility of using plutonium and uranium coming from spent fuel, making the best use of resources while reducing waste. Thus (U,Pu)O2 has proved to be the most ready candidate to achieve these performances in reactor and during the fuel cycle. Mox fuel is suitable for example for multirecycling, isogeneration, burning or breeding plutonium through adjustment of Pu concentration. Taking into account a wide range of fuel composition (Pu content: 20 to 45%), irradiation conditions and applying the safety criteria, we will present the state of
the art on MOX fuel for GENIV systems with respect to knowledge and qualification. The knowledge on (U,Pu)O2 will be presented under the aspects of material properties and fuel behavior under irradiation with post irradiation examinations and modelling. The methodology of MOX qualification will be will be detailed with TRL (Technological Readiness Level) scale evaluation and the need to extend the qualification area in order to cover all design, composition and situations described above. The support of the international organizations (GIF, OECD/NEA, IAEA, EURATOM) to scientific and
technological issues will be assessed.
1/5/2021
  
Flows in opaque systems can present a significant challenge to experimental investigators. Understanding flow phenomena in reactor components often relies on the use of simulation, as well as experiments using surrogate materials and fluids to
allow optical access. Positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) is a radiotracer-based technique that uses the same technology as the medical imaging platform PET (positron emission tomography). As such, PEPT can be used to directly study flows in opaque systems. The research focus has been on the development and deployment of new PEPT reconstruction algorithms that allow the simultaneous tracking of multiple tracers, increasing data collection efficiency and enabling new measurements. Herein Dr. Wiggins will discuss the basics of PEPT, as well as its utility for measurements in pipes, heat exchangers, and pebble beds, among other systems. The data gleaned from such experiments can be used for both fundamental understanding of flow phenomena and validation of the computational fluid dynamics models being used for next generation reactor design.
REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8540703269334646799
12/17/2020
  
Planning is currently underway for "What Inspires Us," Event #2. The webinar will be held on December 2, 2020 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET and will feature Chris Levesque, president and chief executive officer of TerraPower and Clay Sell, chief executive officer of X-energy.

Please register for NRIC "What Inspires Us" webinar on Dec 2, 2020 at:
 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8693650835377583376
12/2/2020
  
This webinar will be useful for analysts, decision makers, and strategic thinkers in and around the advanced nuclear industry. Information discussed will be of particular interest to those contributing to sales, business and market development, policy, and external affairs efforts aimed at commercial deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.
Registration Information: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/GAIN_WebinarSeries_EPL.aspx
12/1/2020
  
Neutrinos were first conceived of in a desperate ploy to save the conservation of energy in nuclear beta decay.  From a nuclear engineering perspective, they are an ever present but ultimately inconsequential by-products of nuclear fission.  But to particle physicists, nuclear reactors are an essential and extraordinarily bright source of neutrinos, which are responsible for some of the most important advancements of the last 70 years, from the discovery of the neutrino at the Savannah River’s P reactor in 1956, through current times when reactors are used as the source for studies of neutrino fundamental properties.  Advances in neutrino detector technology and a recent finding that neutrinos can be used to track the production of plutonium in the core have made it possible for particle physicists to contemplate giving back to the nuclear industry.  As a new type of non-invasive instrumentation, neutrino detectors may, for example, have a role to play in non-proliferation safeguard regimes, particularly for advanced reactors.  Ultimately, the potential of neutrino applications can only be properly assessed in a collaborative effort between particle physicists and nuclear engineers. This webinar reviews the discoveries and other major advances in neutrino physics that have been enabled by nuclear reactors, and explores the ways that neutrino detectors may be used to monitor reactors or as reactor instrumentation.

Regieter Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6399830984023644687
11/19/2020
  
About the Event
According to the 2019 Gartner IoT Implementation survey, 62% of organizations with IoT capabilities are implementing digital twins. Recent global disruptions have proven that data-driven manufacturing organizations are increasing their competitive edge.

Does your organization have the agility to compete at the speed your customers demand? 

Experience the premier industrial Digital Twin Summit, brought to you by ASME.

Register here: https://digitaltwin.asme.org/?utm_source=MK&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08252020_MK_GeneralMktg&utm_content=SEG0013162&asmepromo=MER0020729
11/11/2020
  
New Date and Location …
• Date: Sunday-Monday, November 8-9, 2020
• Time: 10:00 am (ET)
• Location: Virtual Workshop

What you will learn about …
• What advanced reactor developers need to know about the High Temperature Reactor design rules
• How the High Temperature Reactor rules differ from Section III, Division 1 rules for design
• How to design reactor components with modern analysis tools and follow code rules
• How to introduce new high temperature materials into the code

SEE FLYER BELOW FOR AGENDA REGISTRATION LINK
11/8/2020
  
Advanced Nuclear Technology Developers and Suppliers are invited to ask questions and participate in discussion topics with Dr. Rita Baranwal, Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

10/29/2020
  
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. MT/Noon ET for a webinar about the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), the first new test reactor the Department of Energy has pursued in at least 30 years. Once built, the VTR will be a one-of-a-kind capability that can perform tests and research simply not possible with today’s infrastructure.

During the webinar, Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, the executive director of the VTR program, will share an overview and update on milestones, including the recent CD-1 announcement. Immediately following, experts from industry, think tanks, government and the labs, and academia will participate in a panel discussion covering a range of topics, including U.S. competitiveness, energy innovations, research developments and new capabilities.

Register to attend the October 29 webinar at https://bit.ly/VTRwebinar.   
10/29/2020
  
Join Cleantech Group and their sponsors, Terrestrial Energy, NuScale Power and USNC, for a webinar exploring how nuclear innovation must be part of the solution for decarbonization in electricity, industry and transport. You'll gain expert insight into the role innovation can play in nuclear cost, safety and waste.

READ MORE Here: https://www.cleantech.com/nuclear-innovation-for-global-energy-webinar-oct-28/
10/28/2020
  
Small and micro-scale modular reactors have received considerable attention for their potential to reduce costs, load follow and meet electricity needs in places where the size of conventional reactor technologies is unwarranted. This small scale is particularly relevant in the developing world where large centralized grids are uncommon and the need for electricity is considerable. More than 1 billion people globally are currently estimated to live without access to any electricity. The Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for reliable, affordable and clean energy for all people by 2030, creating an additional imperative for rapid low carbon technological deployment. This talk will present a novel market analysis of near-term energy demand. We use state-of-the-art satellite imagery to identify regions with no night-time light as a proxy for electricity poverty, and ambient population to determine the number of persons in these regions. GIS is used to create corresponding maps showing the capacity needed to provide this degree of electricity as a function of location if only micro and mini-grids are available. Additional considerations including resilience to natural hazards, siting considerations and competitive technologies are discussed.

Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7312190339587538189
10/28/2020
  
As part of the larger virtual Nuclear Science Week, The Department of Energy – Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) and Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) invite you to join us for Nuclear Tech Connect. The event will span two days during Nuclear Science Week, Wednesday, October 21 through Thursday, October 22. These two days will feature conversations on carbon-free energy and technology innovation, moderated by smarty pants Christine King and Rita Baranwal. Furthermore, there will be fun opportunities to network, attend an exhibit hall, meet with moderators and panelists during virtual breakout sessions, and partake in a happy-hour discussion on energy, technology and the environment with the Executive Director of VTR and founder of Eco:Logic, Kemal Pasamehmetoglu.

Registration for Nuclear Tech Connect: https://inlfedramp.gov1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kPRZtk9OYS1wDH
10/21/2020
  
Nuclear technologies positively impact American lives

This week is dedicated to celebrating these innovations
Nuclear Science Week is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science.

Nuclear Science week explores what it means to “Think Clean. Think Solutions. Think Nuclear.”

We do this by educating the public on 5 pillars of nuclear science: Carbon-Free Energy, Global Leadership, Transformative Healthcare, Innovation & Technology, and Space Exploration.

For more information check out this webiste: https://www.nuclearscienceweek.org/
10/19/2020
  
The workshop will be held virtually on October 14 and 15. Registration is required and will open on September 1, 2020. Online attendance is limited to 350 people. We expect to reach 350 quickly, so please register early to ensure your spot. We will begin each day at 9:00 Eastern Daylight Time (-4 UTC). Topics to be discussed:
*Chemistry
*Materials
*Technology
*Licensing
*International
*Chemistry II/ Modeling
*Driven Systems/Fuel Cycle Approaches
*First Next Reactors

READ MORE HERE: https://msrworkshop.ornl.gov/
10/14/2020
  
Purpose:
*GAIN, EPRI, NEI workshop to exchange information among advanced nuclear technology developers, commercial instrument suppliers, and sensor researchers from DOE national laboratories, universities, and industry
Objectives:
*Discuss measurement requirements and snesor needs for advanced reactor concepts: (HTRs, FRs, MSRs)
*Understand current national laboratory capabilities and accelerated development approaches for sensors and instrumentation
*Identify gaps to inform applicable DOE research programs

For More Information: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/SensorTechnologiesWorkshop.aspx
10/13/2020
  
Interested in hearing directly from Fast Reactor Technology Developers?   Now is your chance!!!  Tune into this webinar next Wednesday, September 30, 2020.The Fast Reactor Working Group is hosting a Webinar Series that brings live speakers together to spark deep discussions on fast reactor technologies.

Join our fast reactor experts as they tackle the topic of fueling the future with fast fission technologies.

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s2st7dEkT5q-UeMAbbmTJQ

9/30/2020
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