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2013


DDG Bychkov on Atoms for Peace, energy, climate change, safety, sustainability

DDG Bychkov on Atoms for Peace, energy, climate change, safety, sustainability 2013-12-09 – At a recent American Nuclear Society meeting, IAEA Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov focussed on US President Eisenhower's historical "Atoms for Peace" speech. "Peace, health, prosperity are key words in everything about us," Mr Bychkov said. He went on to ask: "But how do you reach prosperity? Really, how do you prosper without energy?" Read more...


7th INPRO Dialogue Forum Discusses Evolutionary Reactor Designs

7th INPRO Dialogue Forum Discusses Evolutionary Reactor Designs 2013-12-03 – Experts and engineers from 32 Member States focussed on the application of INPRO Methodology to evolutionary reactors at the 7th INPRO Dialogue Forum. Reactor products from AREVA, Candu Energy Inc., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy International, KEPCO Engineering and Construction, KHNP, Mitsubishi and ROSATOM were represented. Read more...


INPRO Steering Committee holds 21st Meeting

INPRO Steering Committee holds 21st Meeting 2013-12-02 – The INPRO Steering Committee met on 18 November 2013 at the IAEA to hear about INPRO's recent progress and endorse the proposed INPRO Action Plan for 2014-2015. Read more...


GAINS Report Published

GAINS Report Published 2013-11-15 – The final report of the INPRO Collaborative Project GAINS has just been released by the IAEA. Entitled 'Framework for Assessing Dynamic Nuclear Energy Systems for Sustainability', this Nuclear Energy Series Report NP-T-1.14 presents the GAINS study, its results and conclusions drawn. Read more...


Training Member States in Nuclear Energy Modelling

Training Member States in Nuclear Energy Modelling 2013-11-14 – A training course on Evaluation of Collaborative Scenarios of Transition to Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems using IAEA's Energy Model MESSAGE was held from 21 October to 1 November 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Read more...


INPRO Launches Report on TNPP

INPRO Launches Report on TNPP 2013-11-01 – A new IAEA Nuclear Energy Series report "Legal and Institutional Issue of Transportable Nuclear Power Plants: A Preliminary Study" has been issued. A TNPP is a factory manufactured, transportable and relocatable NPP which, when fuelled, is capable of producing electricity and heat. Read more...


INPRO's PROSA Project Holds Final Meeting

INPRO's PROSA Project Holds Final Meeting 2013-10-31 – Participants in the INPRO Collaborative Project on Proliferation Resistance and Safeguardability Assessment Tools (PROSA), held their final meeting at the IAEA on 21-24 October 2013. Read more...


GC Side Event: Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability

GC Side Event: Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability 2013-09-30 – Two outstanding services for Member States - energy planning, and nuclear energy system modelling, analysis and sustainability assessment - were the focus of a side event organized by the Department of Nuclear Energy during the IAEA General Conference. Read more...


Contribute Your Expertise to Collaboration on Innovations

Contribute Your Expertise to Collaboration on Innovations 2013-09-25 – Experts interested in contributing to a new report on enhancing collaboration on innovations in sustainable nuclear energy systems are invited to contact the INPRO Group. Read more...


Announcing the 7th INPRO Dialogue Forum on Sustainability of Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Evolutionary Reactors

Announcing the 7th INPRO Dialogue Forum on Sustainability of Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Evolutionary Reactors 2013-09-18 – The INPRO Group is hosting the 7th Dialogue Forum in Vienna from 19-22 November 2013. This Forum will focus on application of the INPRO Methodology to assess the sustainability of Member States' planned and existing nuclear energy systems. Read more...


INPRO Assessment of Belarus' Planned Nuclear Energy System

INPRO Assessment of Belarus' Planned Nuclear Energy System 2013-09-13 – Belarus has conducted a Nuclear Energy System Assessment (NESA) using the INPRO Methodology. The results have just been published by the IAEA. This NESA may serve as an example for other Member States in assessing the sustainability of their planned or existing nuclear energy system. Read more...


GC Side Event: Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability Assessment

GC Side Event: Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability Assessment 2013-09-12 – Participants in the 57th IAEA General Conference are invited to the INPRO Side Event on Thursday, 19 September 2013, 13:30 to 15:00, Boardroom D, C Building. INPRO and the Planning and Economic Studies Section are presenting integrated services to support Member States in nuclear energy development. Read more...


IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter - September 2013

IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter - September 2013 2013-09-05 – The latest issue of the Nuclear Power newsletter has been released, including the programme for GC Side Events of the Division of Nuclear Power. Recent activities of INPRO are covered on p. 10-11. Read more...


IAEA Launches Free Nuclear Energy News App

IAEA Launches Free Nuclear Energy News App 2013-08-26 – 'One-Stop Access': IAEA Launches Free Nuclear Energy News App Instant access and convenience are the hallmarks of the Internet age. Read more...


6th INPRO Dialogue Forum Opens in Vienna

6th INPRO Dialogue Forum Opens in Vienna 2013-07-26 – The licensing and safety issues for small and medium-sized reactors are the primary focus of the 6th INPRO Dialogue Forum which takes place at IAEA Headquarters from 29 July to 2 August 2013. Read more...


New Video: INPRO - Enhancing Global Nuclear Energy Sustainability

New Video: INPRO - Enhancing Global Nuclear Energy Sustainability 2013-07-11 – A new video film presents the current activities of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles. The film was shown during the recent International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. Read more...


New Publication: Performance Assessment of Passive Gaseous Provisions (PGAP)

New Publication: Performance Assessment of Passive Gaseous Provisions (PGAP) 2013-07-10 – The final report of the INPRO Collaborative Project PGAP has just been released (IAEA TECDOC 1698, 2013). It summarizes the results of the participant's work concerning the evaluation of the performance and reliability of the passive decay heat removal system of the gas cooled fast reactor design. Read more...


Nuclear power remains important energy option for many countries, IAEA Ministerial Conference concludes

Nuclear power remains important energy option for many countries, IAEA Ministerial Conference concludes 2013-06-29 – St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to improve energy security, provide energy for development and fight climate change, the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century concluded today. Read more...


Nuclear Power in 21st Century

Nuclear Power in 21st Century 2013-06-26 – High level decision-makers will be meeting at the IAEA's Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, convening in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, from 27 to 29 June 2013. Read more...


Good Progress in INPRO's SYNERGIES Project

Good Progress in INPRO's SYNERGIES Project 2013-06-17 – The studies undertaken in the INPRO Collaborative Project SYNERGIES are progressing well. This was confirmed at the third technical project meeting held on 3 to 7 June 2013 at the IAEA. Read more...


INPRO Steering Committee Holds 20th Meeting

INPRO Steering Committee Holds 20th Meeting 2013-05-27 – Forty-three representatives from INPRO Members and international organizations attended the 20th INPRO Steering Committee Meeting on 22-24 May 2013 at the IAEA, reviewed the INPRO Action Plan for 2014-2015 and made recommendations for current and future activities. Read more...


IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter - May 2013

IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter - May 2013 2013-05-21 – The May 2013 issue of the IAEA's Nuclear Power Newsletter has been released, reporting about recent key events and activities in the Division of Nuclear Power. Highlights from INPRO are included on p 14-16. Read more...


INPRO Progress Report 2012 Released

INPRO Progress Report 2012 Released 2013-05-17 – The IAEA has released the INPRO Progress Report 2012. With a foreword by DDG A. Bychkov, this annual publication summarizes last year's activities and achievements of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles. Read more...


MNB article: New Technologies Discussed in Vienna

MNB article: New Technologies Discussed in Vienna 2013-04-30 – McCloskeys Nuclear Business recently spoke to INPRO's Jon Phillips about the cooperation between the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and INPRO and the 7th GIF-INPRO Interface Meeting. Read more...


Achieving Nuclear Sustainability through Innovation

Achieving Nuclear Sustainability through Innovation 2013-04-04 – This article in the latest IAEA Bulletin highlights INPRO's activities. Read more...


New IAEA Bulletin: "Nuclear Power in the 21st Century"

New IAEA Bulletin: 2013-04-03 – The latest IAEA Bulletin, with a specific focus on Nuclear Power, has been issued. The Bulletin supports the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 27-29 June 2013. We hope you will find it interesting for your work and will also promote it among your contacts. Read more...


‘Roadmaps’ to Globally Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems

‘Roadmaps’ to Globally Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems 2013-03-27 – Ten experts from seven Member States met with experts of the INPRO Group on 18-20 March 2013 at the IAEA to chart the way forward for a new INPRO Collaborative Project, entitled "Roadmaps for transition to globally sustainable nuclear energy systems". Read more...


Romania Plans to Undertake NESA

Romania Plans to Undertake NESA 2013-03-19 – Romania has requested support from the IAEA to complete a Nuclear Energy System Assessment (NESA) using the INPRO Methodology. Experts from Romania and the INPRO Group met in Bucharest to discuss the way forward. Read more...


INPRO and GIF Discuss Innovative Technologies

INPRO and GIF Discuss Innovative Technologies 2013-03-04 – Some 40 experts of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and the IAEA met in Vienna on 28 February to 1 March to share information on progress and future activities related to R&D and technology innovation of nuclear energy systems. Read more...


Fast Reactors Provide Sustainable Nuclear Power for "Thousands of Years"

Fast Reactors Provide Sustainable Nuclear Power for 2013-03-01 – Using currently known uranium resources, fast reactors operating in a closed fuel cycle would be able to provide energy for thousands of years as well as easing concerns about waste. Read more...


IAEA and GIF Discuss Safety Design Criteria for SFRs

IAEA and GIF Discuss Safety Design Criteria for SFRs 2013-02-27 – Experts from Member States, the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and the IAEA have met in Vienna this week for a joint workshop on Safety Design Criteria for Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFR). Read more...


Welcoming INPRO's 39th Member: Kenya

Welcoming INPRO's 39th Member: Kenya 2013-02-01 – The IAEA is welcoming Kenya as a new member of INPRO. Kenya will be represented through the National Council for Science and Technology in Nairobi. Read more...


IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter - January 2013

IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter - January 2013 2013-01-07 – The latest issue of this Newsletter features an interview with Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy, on IAEA's integrated services to Member States in nuclear energy systems development. Highlights from INPRO are included on p. 10-13. Read more...


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