Advanced reactor meet set for U.Mass Lowell Feb 11-12

Buckle your seatbelts. It’s fast neutrons or bust with a great line up of speakers.

fast_track1In a meeting the organizers call the “Super Bowl of Advanced Reactors Summit,” Ten leading Gen IV developers will converge at the Nuclear Technology Innovation Summit on Advanced Reactors  February 11-12, 2015

The meeting is being held under the auspices of the University of Massachusetts Lowell In conjunction with U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council & Argonne National Laboratory.

WASHINGTON DC: Ten Leading Generation IV advanced nuclear reactor developers will summit on technology and process innovation at the Advanced Reactors Technical Summit II on February 11-­-12 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Keynoters include U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy John Kelly; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chief of the Advanced Reactors Anna Bradford; nuclear pundit Llewellyn King, a national syndicated commentator, columnist and television producer; and UMass Lowell Vice Provost Dr. Julie Chen.

Southern Company’s Program Manager for Advanced Energy Systems Nick Irvin will offer a utility perspective. Industry trailblazer Dr. Regis Matzie will report on common ground activities of the Nuclear Reactor Technology Subcommittee of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee.

Generation IV Reactor presenters include General Atomics, Westinghouse, General Electric, AREVA, NGNP Alliance, TerraPower, Transatomic, Gen4 Energy, Terrestrial Energy and X-­-Energy.

In addition to the keynotes, panel discussions include current technology concepts; overarching issues (capital costs, O&M, fuel cycle strategies, licensing time frames, demonstration and deployment); Gen 3+ lessons learned; test reactor paradigms; licensing and prototypes; test reactors vs. demos vs. hybrids; and the U.S. Department of Energy’s advanced reactor concepts program initiatives.

The Summit also features a tour of the UMass Lowell Radiation Laboratory. The UMass Lowell Radiation Laboratory provides controlled radiation environments and analytical measurement services. The laboratory provides facilities for proton, neutron and gamma environments. The main facilities of the Laboratory include a 1 MW pool type reactor, a 5.5 MeV Van de Graff Accelerator and a Cobalt-­-60 Gamma Irradiation Facility. ###

The meeting will take place at the Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center – Perry Atrium.

Advanced Registration is Required

>>> Agenda, complete list of speakers, registration and lodging Information: click here 

Further information can be attained via Mr. Caleb Ward, Director, U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council at caleb.ward@outlook.com or (202) 270-1690.

The United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC) is a leading U.S. business consortium advocate for new nuclear and engagement of the American supply chain globally. Composed of over fifty companies NIC represents the “Who’s Who” of the nuclear supply chain community.

UMass Lowell is a national research university that offers its more than 17,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where “dream teams” of world-­class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.

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