Nuclear Power Technology Development Section
With advice from representatives of Member States, the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section (NPTDS) fosters information exchange and collaborative research and development in the area of advanced nuclear reactor technologies needed to meet, in a sustainable manner, the increasing energy demands of the 21st century.
NPTDS collects, analyzes and provides, through publication of status reports and other technical documents, balanced and objective information to all Member States on technology status and development trends for reactor systems and their applications.
To catalyse innovation in nuclear power technology in Member States, NPTDS co-ordinates co-operative research, promotes information exchange, and analyses technical data and results, with a focus on reducing capital costs and construction periods while further improving performance, safety and proliferation resistance.
Evolutionary and innovative advances are catalysed for all reactor lines (advanced water cooled reactors, high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, liquid metal cooled reactors and accelerator driven systems) including small and medium sized reactors. Applications include seawater desalination, process heat and hydrogen generation in addition to electricity production.