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Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
Technical Session|Sponsored by RPD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|10:00–11:45AM MST|Sonoran 8
The purpose of the DOE MARVEL project is to develop, in an accelerated timeline, a nuclear microreactor applications test bed at INL to perform research and development on various operational features of microreactors to ultimately prove and improve the integration of microreactors to end-user applications. Through the DOE Microreactor Program, the development of this nuclear testbed provides an opportunity to establish and exercise key capabilities that support future reactor demonstrations by (1) providing an early-stage platform for potential end users of microreactor systems, (2) deploying the first small-scale R&D reactor in ~50 years to support new capability development, (3) facilitating outreach activity with stakeholders interested in novel nuclear energy applications (e.g., hydrogen production, process heating, water purifications), and (4) investigating and addressing issues relating to fabrication, assembly, rapid installation, deployment, and operation of microreactors.
The panel will share details of the MARVEL Technology with the scientific community on various technical topics, including neutronics, thermal hydraulics, reactivity control, safety basis
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MARVEL Test Microreactor Reference Design
Yasir Arafat (INL), Travis Lange (INL), Carlo Parisi (INL), Anthony Crawford (INL), Benjamin Baker (INL), Paul Plachinda (INL), James Parry (INL), Holly Trellue (LANL), Luke Andrew (Walsh Engineering Services), Kyle Francis (Walsh Engineering Services), Tarrin Fundeberg (Walsh Engineering Services)
MARVEL Core Design and Neutronic Characteristics
Travis Lange (INL), Adrian Wagner (INL), Carlo Parisi (INL), Yasir Arafat (INL)
Safety Design Strategy for the Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) Project
Douglas Gerstner (INL), Yasir Arafat (INL), Jason Andrus (INL), James Parry (INL)
Mass Production of Microreactors: A Look at Potential Scenarios and Fabrication Facility Requirements
Chandrakanth Bolisetti (INL), Abdalla Abou-Jaoude (INL), Yasir Arafat (INL), Jason Christensen (INL), Alex Huning (ORNL), Andrew Foss (INL)
MARVEL Thermal-Hydraulics: Normal and Accidental Conditions
Carlo Parisi (INL), Y. Arafat (INL)
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