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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Thursday, June 3, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM EDT for a conversation with senior nuclear experts.
The discussion will focus on the role of advanced nuclear energy systems for the purpose of reducing carbon from fossil fuels and supporting global clean energy growth, and the essential role of the Versatile Test Reactor in supporting innovation in nuclear energy. It will address issues related to safety and security by design, how the VTR can enhance those features in the next generation of nuclear technologies, and how advanced reactor systems can incorporate enhanced safety and safeguard features.
As the United States accelerates its engagement on advanced nuclear research and development, the US Department of Energy and other federal bodies are adapting policies and procedures to assure that these new technologies are safe and secure and are deployed in a way that supports both climate and national security goals. In this moderated discussion, nuclear energy policy and technology experts will share their insights on pathways to continued innovation, international security, and the continued value of the nuclear power sector.
Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.
Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
A conversation with
Laura Holgate, Ambassador (ret.)
Vice President, Materials Risk Management
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Director of Government Affairs
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
Partnership for Global Security
Dr. Kemal Pasamehmetoglu
Executive Director for the Versatile Test Reactor
Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. Jennifer Gordon
Managing Editor and Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
EnergySource Feb 19, 2021
How a HALEU bank could work
By Stephen S. Greene
Lack of a long-term, reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel represents a critical risk to the deployment of advanced reactors, which could be a key source of carbon-free electricity in the future. However, a HALEU fuel bank could resolve the conundrum facing advanced reactor developers and potential HALEU fuel suppliers by supporting the production of HALEU for advanced reactors and resolving the uncertainty faced by reactor developers and their potential customers and sources of financing.
EnergySource Feb 12, 2021
As the United States develops advanced reactors, a new fuel supply chain is critical to national security
By Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies
Over the past five years, the United States has made meaningful progress in the development of advanced nuclear reactor designs critical to keeping the country on the cutting edge of nuclear technology. These positive trends signal a growing need for the Department of Energy to address a key challenge that many reactor developers face as they move toward deployment: the lack of a reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel.
Issue Brief Jan 9, 2020
International co-financing of nuclear reactors between the United States and its allies
By Jennifer T. Gordon
As Russia and China seek out third-party countries with demand for nuclear energy, can the United States and its allies determine how to cooperate on co-financing agreements and become greater than the sum of their parts?
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