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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Obstacles to new nuclear in Sweden cleared
Aerial view of Sweden’s parliament building, Riksdagshuset, in Stockholm. (Photo: Arild Vågen/Wikipedia)
Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, has approved legislative amendments from Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson’s government that will remove the country’s prohibition on new reactor construction at sites other than Sweden’s three current nuclear plants—Forsmark, Ringhals, and Oskarshamn—and do away with the limitation on the number of simultaneously operating reactors, currently capped at 10.
The amendments enter force on January 1.
“The Riksdag shares the government’s assessment that fossil-free electricity from nuclear power will also continue to play a role of central importance in the Swedish energy mix,” the legislative body said in a statement following the November 29 vote. “The main reasons for this are an expected greater demand for electricity in combination with the fact that fossil fuels have to be phased out, particularly for climate reasons. Nuclear power also contributes to the stable and predictable functioning of the Swedish power system.”
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Kairos Power is a mission-driven company singularly-focused on enabling the world’s transition to clean energy through the commercial deployment of its fluoride-salt cooled, high-temperature reactor. Kairos Power is leveraging proven technologies and an iterative development and demonstration approach, while actively engaging utility stakeholders to deliver its cost-effective reactor design.
Kairos Power employees will be featured as key speakers in several sessions during the ANS Winter Conference. Visit the sessions below to learn more about which ones Kairos Power employees will participate in.
Advances in Design Through Advanced Reactor Development Program
Abdalla Abou-Jaoude (INL), Massimiliano Fratoni, Gregory M. Core (INL)
Panelists: James Vollmer (Terrapower - Natrium), Eben Mulder (X-energy), Per Peterson (Kairos Power), Josh Walter (Terrapower - MCRE)
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
Friday, December 3, 2021|5:00–6:45AM (8:00–9:45AM EST)
CEO Perspectives on Innovation in Nuclear Licensing: a game-changer to tackle climate change
Nuclear Innovation Alliance, Judi Greenwald (Nuclear Innovation Alliance)
Panelists: Simon Irish (Terrestrial Energy), Mike Laufer (Kairos Power), Jake DeWitte (Oklo), Harlan Bowers (X-energy)
Thursday, December 2, 2021|10:00–11:45AM (1:00–2:45PM EST)
Thermal Hydraulics Issues in Licensing of Advanced Reactors
Stephen M. Bajorek, Elia Merzari
Panelists: Stephen M. Bajorek (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission), Brandon P. Haugh (Kairos Power LLC), John C. Luxat (McMaster University), Robert P. Martin (BWXT), Chul-Hwa Song (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute), Chris Lohse (INL)
Friday, December 3, 2021|7:00–8:45AM (10:00–11:45AM EST)
Additional Resources and papers that feature Kairos Power employees:
LSTM Validation of Fiber Optics Distributed Temperature Sensing
Stella Pantopoulou (ANL), Darius Lisowski (ANL), Anthonie Cilliers (Kairos Power), Alexander Heifetz (ANL)
HFICD|Implications of ML and AI for I&C/HFE
Wednesday, December 1, 2021|1:20–2:45PM (4:20–5:45PM EST)
Advanced Nuclear Industry Prepared for Future Licensing and Deployment
Cyril W. Draffin (US Nuclear Industry Council), Jeffery S. Merrifield (Pillsbury), Peter Hastings (Kairos Power)
OPD|Advanced Nuclear Reactors and Power Systems - III