Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors (TWG-FR)

For almost 45 years, the IAEA has been serving interested Member States as a major fulcrum for fast reactors information exchange and collaborative research and technology development. Since 1967, the keystone of the Agency's activities in this field is the Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors (TWG-FR).

The TWG-FR consists in a group of experts to provide advice and support programme implementation, reflecting a global network of excellence and expertise in the area of advanced technologies and R&D for fast reactors and sub-critical hybrid (e.g., accelerator driven systems, and fusion/fission) systems for energy production and for utilization/transmutation of long-lived nuclides.


Group Photo

Participants at the last annual technical meeting of the TWG-FR
ANL, Chicago, USA, 20 - 22 June 2012

The TWG-FR assists in formulating an international vision applicable, on the one hand side, to current and advanced fast reactors, and, on the other hand side, to sub-critical hybrid systems. Improved economics, sustainable development and enhanced safety and security represent the inspirer elements of the vision.

In this framework, the TWG-FR assists in defining and carrying out the Agency's activities in the field of nuclear power technology development for fast reactors in accordance with its Statute. It promotes the exchange of information on national and multi-national programmes and new developments and experience, with the goal to identify and review problems of importance and to stimulate and facilitate cooperation, development and practical application of fast reactors and sub-critical hybrid systems.

Finally, the TWG-FR provides Member States with information about the current status and development trends of advanced technologies for fast neutron systems.

Membership

Members

Belarus, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA, OECD/NEA, European Commission

Observers

Argentina, Belgium, Spain


Meetings


Date Meeting Location
21-24 May 2013 46th Annual Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors IAEA, Vienna, Austria
20 - 22 June 2012 45th Annual Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors ANL, Chicago, USA
20 - 22 June 2012 45th Annual Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors ANL, Chicago, USA
23 - 27 May 2011 44th Annual Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors Beijing, China


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