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Nuclear Fission Power

Nuclear fission energy is a competitive and mature low-carbon technology, operating to high levels of safety within the EU. Most of the current designs are Light Water Reactors (LWR), capable of providing base-load electricity often with availability factors of over 90%. The ageing of Europe’s nuclear reactors and the requirements for secure, cost efficient and low-carbon energy systems will require a substantial investment in construction and development of nuclear reactors.

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ICAPP 2015

23/04/2015 to 24/04/2015

The International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) provides a forum for nuclear industry leaders to exchange information, present results from their work, review the state of the art and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world.


World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2015

21/04/2015 to 23/04/2015

The World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2015 conference aims to provide an international forum to discuss issues affecting the commercial nuclear fuel cycle, with a focus on enhancing its economic competitiveness.

The conference will bring utility fuel managers and executives, uranium producers, nuclear fuel brokers and nuclear energy equipment and services suppliers together with energy economists, analysts, government policymakers and regulators.

International Experts Meeting on Strengthening Research and Development Effectiveness in Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

11/05/2015 to 15/05/2015

The objective of this international experts meeting is to provide a forum for experts from Member States and international organizations to exchange information and experience related to R&D work undertaken in the light of the Fukushima Daiichi accident, with a view to assisting Member States in planning and implementing R&D activities in nuclear safety, technology and engineering for existing NPPs and in the design of new plants.

NUGENIA launches pilot competitive call for research proposals


The FP7-Euratom project NUGENIA-PLUS, with the support of the Nuclear Generation II & III Association NUGENIA, one of the three technology pillars of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP), launched a Pilot Competitive Call for Research Proposals on September 22. There is a total of EUR 2.6 million in funding available under the call, and the deadline for submissions is November 28, 2014.

IDG TP publishes Master Deployment Plan 2014


The Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform (IDG TP) has published its Master Deployment Plan 2014, the goal of which is to outline and steer cooperative actions arising from its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), to assist IGD-TP Executive Group members and other participants in communicating progress, and to provide opportunities to engage in Joint Activities.