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12/10/2023
  
A workshop designed to gather those interested in exploring the expansion and integration of nuclear power alongside existing energy sources.

Hear about the latest research recommendations, updates from early movers, utility and community perspectives of repowering projects.

Register Here: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/2023.11.14-15_AddingNuclearToTheMix.aspx
11/15/2023
  
Although nuclear energy is by far the largest producer of carbon free electricity on the planet, and nuclear applications in healthcare have been saving lives for decades, most people go through life unaware of the career opportunities within the nuclear sector. The need to attract and retain talented people within the nuclear sector has always been important, but as the sector grows it is now becoming an imperative. Questions and topics addressed in this webinar include:
• What does the nuclear workforce look like today, in terms of volumes, locations and skillsets of people in the sector?
• How does the workforce need to evolve and develop to meet the future ambitions of the nuclear sector?
• Increasing awareness of the sector itself and the exciting and purposeful career opportunities that exist.
• Addressing some of the barriers to attracting, recruiting and retaining talent in the nuclear sector.
• Recognizing the differentiators that mean hundreds of thousands of people stay with the nuclear sector for their whole career.
• How to find out about career opportunities and either enter or expand your career within the nuclear sector.

Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2576669649346300252
10/31/2023
  
Where: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bldg. 5200. Tennessee Room A-C
5200, 1 Bethel Valley Road
OakRidge, TN 37830

The workshop will again be held as a hybrid two-day event at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Conference Center. Virtual participants will be able to view the workshop through Zoom. Approximately 400 people attended last year’s workshop and we anticipate even greater interest this year. Onsite participation is limited to approximately 250 people and we encourage registering early.
• Non-US nationals must provide additional information to register for either in-person or virtual participation. The additional information (detailed CV, passport, and visa information) must be provided via the ORNL Guest Information System. Instructions will be sent to foreign nationals after their registration request is received by the conference contact. The deadline for foreign nationals to provide all information is September 7.
• For US nationals, the deadline for registration is October 12.

To expand participation opportunities, we are excited to include two “lightning talk” sessions as well as a poster session.
• The lightning talk sessions provide 7 minute timeslots for technology updates. There will be approximately 7 slots on the first day focused on R&D updates and 6 slots on the second day for industry technical updates.
• Expanding on last year’s student poster session, we will be opening the poster session to broad participation.
With the high level of expressed interest, we anticipate spots will quickly fill up. Please visit the MSR Workshop website to submit a request to participate in the lightning talk or poster sessions.


Register Here: https://msrworkshop.ornl.gov/register/

Workshop Webpage: https://msrworkshop.ornl.gov/
10/26/2023
  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is organizing a five-day Safeguards and Security by Design workshop for U.S. advanced and small modular reactor (ASMR) vendors/developers that seek to deploy their technologies in the U.S. and abroad.

Dates: September 25-29, 2023.
Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.

Register at the link below by July 31, 2023

Registration Website: https://nstc.sandia.gov/safeguards-and-security-by-design-for-asmrs-workshop

REGISTRATION DETAILS
• Recommended attendees include safeguards and security directors and system designers, license application managers, and plant designers.
• The workshop is for U.S. citizens only.
• Registration closes on July 31, 2023.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Adrienne LaFleur (alafleur@lanl.gov) 
Alan Evans (aevans@sandia.gov)
9/29/2023
  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is organizing a five-day Safeguards and Security by Design workshop for U.S. advanced and small modular reactor (ASMR) vendors/developers that seek to deploy their technologies in the U.S. and abroad.

Dates: September 25-29, 2023.
Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.

Register at the link below by July 31, 2023

Registration Website: https://nstc.sandia.gov/safeguards-and-security-by-design-for-asmrs-workshop

REGISTRATION DETAILS
• Recommended attendees include safeguards and security directors and system designers, license application managers, and plant designers.
• The workshop is for U.S. citizens only.
• Registration closes on July 31, 2023.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Adrienne LaFleur (alafleur@lanl.gov) 
Alan Evans (aevans@sandia.gov)
9/28/2023
  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is organizing a five-day Safeguards and Security by Design workshop for U.S. advanced and small modular reactor (ASMR) vendors/developers that seek to deploy their technologies in the U.S. and abroad.

Dates: September 25-29, 2023.
Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.

Register at the link below by July 31, 2023

Registration Website: https://nstc.sandia.gov/safeguards-and-security-by-design-for-asmrs-workshop

REGISTRATION DETAILS
• Recommended attendees include safeguards and security directors and system designers, license application managers, and plant designers.
• The workshop is for U.S. citizens only.
• Registration closes on July 31, 2023.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Adrienne LaFleur (alafleur@lanl.gov) 
Alan Evans (aevans@sandia.gov)
9/27/2023
  
Effective training for employees is an ongoing need for utilities, whether it is for new hires, or personnel changing jobs, new equipment and processes, or changes in the industry. Virtual Reality (VR) training is being used more prominently across many industries and has been shown in certain cases to improve results related to safety, quality, operations, and cost savings. This presentation will cover how we can use VR training in the nuclear industry, and EPRI’s new paradigm for VR training.

Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/#register/615691760718750042
9/27/2023
  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is organizing a five-day Safeguards and Security by Design workshop for U.S. advanced and small modular reactor (ASMR) vendors/developers that seek to deploy their technologies in the U.S. and abroad.

Dates: September 25-29, 2023.
Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.

Register at the link below by July 31, 2023

Registration Website: https://nstc.sandia.gov/safeguards-and-security-by-design-for-asmrs-workshop

REGISTRATION DETAILS
• Recommended attendees include safeguards and security directors and system designers, license application managers, and plant designers.
• The workshop is for U.S. citizens only.
• Registration closes on July 31, 2023.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Adrienne LaFleur (alafleur@lanl.gov) 
Alan Evans (aevans@sandia.gov)
9/26/2023
  
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is organizing a five-day Safeguards and Security by Design workshop for U.S. advanced and small modular reactor (ASMR) vendors/developers that seek to deploy their technologies in the U.S. and abroad.

Dates: September 25-29, 2023.
Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.

Register at the link below by July 31, 2023

Registration Website: https://nstc.sandia.gov/safeguards-and-security-by-design-for-asmrs-workshop

REGISTRATION DETAILS
• Recommended attendees include safeguards and security directors and system designers, license application managers, and plant designers.
• The workshop is for U.S. citizens only.
• Registration closes on July 31, 2023.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Adrienne LaFleur (alafleur@lanl.gov) 
Alan Evans (aevans@sandia.gov)
9/25/2023
  

What to expect: Three days of lectures, discussions and hand-on activities on multi-disciplinary  aspects of molten salt science and technology supported by world experts.

Who Should Apply: Graduate students, postdocs and professionals with interest in molten salts. Previous experience is not necessary, but selected participants will be required to complete an introductory class ahead of the bootcamp

Agenda:
Day 1 - Multiphysics modeling of MSRs
Day 2 - Experimental Characterization of molten salts
Day 3 - Large scale experimental facilities
9/8/2023
  
What to expect: Three days of lectures, discussions and hand-on activities on multi-disciplinary  aspects of molten salt science and technology supported by world experts.

Who Should Apply: Graduate students, postdocs and professionals with interest in molten salts. Previous experience is not necessary, but selected participants will be required to complete an introductory class ahead of the bootcamp

Agenda:
Day 1 - Multiphysics modeling of MSRs
Day 2 - Experimental Characterization of molten salts
Dat 3 - Large scale experimental facilities
9/7/2023
  
What to expect: Three days of lectures, discussions and hand-on activities on multi-disciplinary  aspects of molten salt science and technology supported by world experts.

Who Should Apply: Graduate students, postdocs and professionals with interest in molten salts. Previous experience is not necessary, but selected participants will be required to complete an introductory class ahead of the bootcamp?

Agenda:
Day 1 - Multiphysics modeling of MSRs
Day 2 - Experimental Characterization of molten salts
Day 3 - Large scale experimental facilities

9/6/2023
  
Steam (with increased temperature and pressure) is always the challenge of power technology for high-efficiency production of electricity. Supercritical water fossil fired plants have been the mainstream for over 5 decays. A supercritical water-cooled nuclear reactor (SCWR) concept has been selected by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), but scientists and designers are facing unprecedented difficulties in solving the problems in material, neutronics and thermo-hydraulics. The high temperature and pressure operation condition of a SCWR core is tough and challenging to the materials for the nuclear fuel cladding due to its thickness limitation, strict corrosion rate requirement and high reliability expectations. This webinar will present the state-of-art development of materials for SCWR fuel cladding, the mechanisms of general corrosion and stress corrosion cracking, the major factors affecting their corrosion and cracking performances, and the proposed testing procedures to obtain consistent and reproducible corrosion and cracking data under supercritical water conditions.

Click Here to Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3867214821065405787
8/31/2023
  
Many molten salt reactor designs involve the circulation of a cover gas to remove evolved fission products and maintain an inert atmosphere. The cover gas leaving the reactor core is expected to contain noble and non-noble gases, aerosols, volatile species, tritium, and other radionuclides. To remove these radioactive gases, developing a robust off-gas system is necessary, along with novel sensors to monitor the gas stream and the treatment system performance. In recent years, a new class of functional materials known as metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been discovered using machine learning tools to identify key candidates for specific uses. In this study, a MOF was engineered for to capture of xenon, which is a major contributor to the off-gas source term. The engineered MOF column was tested with a residual gas analyzer (RGA) and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) sensor for noble gas capture, separation, and monitoring. The RGA and LIBS sensor was used to monitor breakthrough tests with various Xe, Kr, and Ar mixtures to determine the Xe capacity, as well as the selectivity of the MOF. This study offers an initial demonstration of the feasibility of xenon separation (MOF) and monitoring using a LIBS sensor to aid in the development of new capture and sensor systems for molten salt reactors.

Register NOW at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3006245539469740633
7/26/2023
  
The 2-day in-person workshop will bring together subject matter experts over our national laboratories, industry, and standard bodies to accelerate the development, qualification, demonstration and deployment of advanced materials and manufacturing technologies to enable reliable and economical nuclear energy. This year’s workshop of the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies (AMMT) program will highlight the work being done to establish a comprehensive framework for rapid qualification of advanced materials & manufacturing technologies to maintain U.S. leadership in cross-cutting technologies for nuclear energy.
 
This workshop will include plenary presentations, panel sessions, and will offer tours of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and other Oak Ridge National Laboratory Facilities. Please plan to attend the in-person workshop which begins on Tuesday, May 23 and concludes on Wednesday, May 24.

REGISTER HERE: https://ammt.ornl.gov/
5/24/2023
  
The new High Temperature Reactor (HTR) designs being considered for future Gen IV nuclear reactor deployment include designs utilizing molten salt as the primary coolant. These molten-salt cooled, graphite core designs pose new material compatibility challenges that are not considered within the gas-cooled HTR designs that have been previously built and operated. In MSRs, graphite is not only exposed to fast neutron irradiation but also in continuous contact with the coolant molten salt, the fuel salt, or both, depending on the design. The continuous operation in contact with the molten salts is expected to affect graphite’s local composition and microstructure, which in turn impacts the mechanical, thermal, and irradiation-resistance properties of the graphite. These issues are currently under investigation within the DOE Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) graphite program and will be presented at this seminar.

REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7530835943262809689
5/24/2023
  
The 2-day in-person workshop will bring together subject matter experts over our national laboratories, industry, and standard bodies to accelerate the development, qualification, demonstration and deployment of advanced materials and manufacturing technologies to enable reliable and economical nuclear energy. This year’s workshop of the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies (AMMT) program will highlight the work being done to establish a comprehensive framework for rapid qualification of advanced materials & manufacturing technologies to maintain U.S. leadership in cross-cutting technologies for nuclear energy.
 
This workshop will include plenary presentations, panel sessions, and will offer tours of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and other Oak Ridge National Laboratory Facilities. Please plan to attend the in-person workshop which begins on Tuesday, May 23 and concludes on Wednesday, May 24.

REGISTER HERE: https://ammt.ornl.gov/
5/23/2023
  
Communities across the country are considering nuclear projects for many reasons - from diversifying regional economies, creating clean energy jobs or meeting carbon reduction goals, to increasing energy security and rebuilding the U.S. supply chain.  Some communities have a familiarity with nuclear energy projects, while others are just beginning to evaluate potential interest.  The ECA Forum is designed to bring communities, SMR and advanced nuclear project developers, federal and state governments together to enable shared learning and to build the partnerships necessary to address opportunities for new nuclear development.

For more information and registration: https://www.energyca.org/events
5/17/2023
  
Ten projects selected to accelerate current and advanced nuclear reactor demonstrations and deployments 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $22.1 million to 10 industry-led projects, including two aimed at expanding clean hydrogen production with nuclear energy and one focused on bringing a microreactor design closer to deployment. The other projects intend to tackle nuclear regulatory hurdles, improve operations of existing reactors, and facilitate new advanced reactor developments. Each of these projects will help advance nuclear technology and ensure nuclear power continues to play a crucial role in meeting President Biden’s emission reduction and climate change goals.

READ ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/doe-awards-221-million-advance-promising-nuclear-technologies
5/9/2023
  
As arguably the very first nuclear reactor core material, graphite has been utilized in a variety of nuclear applications since Enrico Fermi first stacked up bricks of graphite in a university squash court. But why? Graphite is not the first material that comes to mind when considering the extreme environment anticipated within a nuclear core. Materials with high strength, toughness, hermeticity, and hardness are traditional material choices for this demanding application. Graphite exhibits only moderate, or even low, values for these material properties. This presentation will address these issues and attempt to demonstrate that graphite is nearly the perfect material choice for these (Very) High Temperature Reactor designs. The latest information on graphite’s unique crystal structure and bulk microstructure which provide the desired properties, the (baffling) irradiation behavior, the expected response to anticipated degradation, and how the nuclear graphite community is establishing the operational safety envelop of the core components within these new advanced reactor designs will be discussed. We’ll finish up with a short demonstration of why nuclear graphite cannot burn (No, Chernobyl graphite fires did not happen)

Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7270939981646037336
4/5/2023
  
Nuclear innovation in small modular reactors (SMRs) has the potential to address multiple energy policy priorities around the world, from decarbonising electricity and deep decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors, to ensuring security of energy supply, and promoting economic development and prosperity. A wide range of SMR concepts are under development around the world to help meet these energy policy priorities. They are at different levels of technology readiness, with several taking significant steps towards commercialisation.

Register Here: https://oecd-nea.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UjqHDtLwR52TPT0Hstyd0g
3/13/2023
  
Purpose: Update the advanced nuclear industry on databases of nuclear technology information and explain the newly approved GAIN Legacy Document Release Process and how it works.

Register todazy at: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/2023_GAIN_LegacyDocumentReleaseProcessWebinar.aspx
3/8/2023
  
Nuclear power was first developed for use by the U.S. Navy at sea. Today, advanced reactors provide the opportunity to use nuclear power in a broad range of commercial applications within the maritime industry.

Maritime professionals and advanced reactor vendors will learn more about each other’s industries: both the market opportunities for advanced reactors and the technical progress being made by reactor vendors.

For more information click on the link: https://nric.inl.gov/tech-talks-maritime/
2/23/2023
  
This webinar highlights the history, describes the status, and examines the strategy for safe final disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Finland. A privately held company, Posiva Solutions Oy, is responsible for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel of its owners. Posiva is charged with research & development, planning and design, as well as the construction and operation of the encapsulation plant and final disposal facility.

Following the site investigation (1983–1999), Posiva applied for a decision-in-principle from the Finnish government and parliament. It was granted 2001. In 2012, Posiva applied for the construction permit, which was authorized in 2015, and started preparatory construction works in 2016. Construction works of the encapsulation plant and the excavation of the underground facilities started in 2019 and will be ready in 2023. Posiva submitted the operating permit application to the Finnish government in December 2021.A Trial Run of Final Disposal (TRFD) will be carried out in 2024, prior to the estimated start of the operation in 2025. Safeguards are applied for the first time for a spent fuel repository.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7547482547162136848
2/22/2023
  
 This workshop seeks to identify cybersecurity research and development needs to support future nuclear innovation.  The conversation will include panel discussions about the efficient and effective implementation of cybersecurity risk management and controls for advanced reactors, as well as industry-envisioned future deployment concepts that may need new approaches to cybersecurity.  The sessions will be organized around 1) the perspectives of reactor designers as they consider current and future deployments; and 2) barriers to implementing current and emerging cybersecurity best practices in nuclear control systems.

REGISTER HERE: https://gain.inl.gov/SitePages/Cybersecurity.aspx
2/7/2023
  
2023 California Environmental Assembly https://www.pcl.org/events/assembly2023/
Can Modular Nuclear Reactors Help Save The Planet?
For decades, the mainstream California environmental community has firmly been opposed to the proliferation of nuclear power facilities. As the energy sector is transitioning to support a clean economy, the need for nuclear technology is changing and new advanced reactors being designed and demonstrated today are distinctly different from the reactors built several decades ago. In fall 2022, California passed legislation to extend the life of Diablo Canyon by 5 years in recognition of its contribution to carbon free energy. Are these changes enough to warrant reconsideration of the historical position of environmentalists, not just in California but around the world?
Our panelists will discuss the latest energy models to achieve a clean economy and how nuclear may contribute, how nuclear technology has changed and the impact on safety and waste. They will discuss how the DOE is supporting the demonstration of these new technologies. They will also discuss the state and local efforts underway across the nation to conduct feasibility studies associated with these new technologies including repowering coal stations with advanced nuclear technology.
The panel will also address abiding skepticism about the short- and long-term dollar costs associated with the production and installation of Modular Nuclear Reactors and will examine the critical question of how fast MNR’S can be brought on line in sufficient quantity to materially slow global warming.
Conference participants are encouraged to join the panel and be prepared to ask what they might consider to be “tough” questions, keeping in mind the evolving and growing extreme hazards of unchecked climate change.”
Moderator: Todd Allmendinger, Director of Consulting and Research, Cleantech Group (bio pending)
Panelists:
Alice Caponiti, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment, Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy
Christine King, Director of Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN), Idaho National Laboratory
Dr Mike Laufer, CEO Kairos Power
 
Thursday Feb 2
Modular Nuclear Reactors: 9 am to 10:30 am, Pacific
ATTENDEE LINK To View the sessions:
Assembly Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88271792953
Assembly Page with webinar link and recordings to be posted after the Assembly: https://www.pcl.org/events/assembly2023/registrantinfo/
2/2/2023
  
As the title says, Molten Salt Reactors (MSR) utilize molten salt in their core. Especially, when it is used as a fuel carrier, it provides enormous designing freedom. Consequently, there are many concepts available in the literature; some more matured than others. Recently there was a common effort at IAEA to classify these concepts and create MSR taxonomy. This taxonomy will be briefly introduced in the seminar together with the reactor physics characterization of the major MSR classes and families. Particular MSR features will be discussed and listed together with the involved families. The fuel cycle performance will be evaluated from neutronics perspective. It will include discussion about cross- section of applicable material for MSR construction. Several MSR families will be classified according to the breeding gain and applicable fuel cycles. Last but not least, salt composition and distribution in the MSR system during its operation will be presented together with an initial assessment of possible radionuclides release during accidental conditions.

Register NOW at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/89462680455692 48523
1/25/2023
  
The Mechanisms Engineering Test Loop (METL) facility, established in 2010, is an intermediate-scale liquid metal experimental facility that provides purified R-grade sodium to various experimental test vessels to evaluate components required to operate in a prototypical Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) environment. The METL facility has the capability to test small to intermediate-scale components and systems in order to develop advanced liquid metal technologies. METL is a flexible facility as multiple configurations are available, enabling the hosting of experimental investigations from a range of disciplines with cross-cutting results. The presentation will provide an overview of METLs entire ecosystem; beginning with the flagship facility’s design methodology, construction and virtual tour. Supporting equipment such as the qualifying stations, test article removal/insertion flexible-cask and alkali metal passivation techniques/hardware will be covered as well. METLs demonstrated capabilities and infrastructure available to facilitate various research initiatives are summarized and the webinar will conclude with a highlight reel of current experimental programs as well as, what future technologies/demonstrations to expect from the METL team.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6451424484484030219
12/14/2022
  
Energy systems are often compared on the basis of their economics.  However, these can vary with location as can access to resources, labor, transportation networks and the receptiveness of host communities.  Natural hazards and climate impacts can also vary dramatically from one location to another. This webinar provides an overview of energy related geospatial analytics at the Colorado School of Mines that grew Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) funding.

Regigister here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4214375718793549068
11/28/2022
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