SNETP is happy to announce the release of the SNETP Forum 2023 proceedings, capturing the insightful discussions and technological innovations that took place during the event. Held from 15th to 17th May 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden and hosted by Chalmers University of Technology, this edition of the forum brought together over 200 participants from across Europe.
The primary focus of the SNETP Forum 2023 was to delve into recent advancements in small modular reactors (SMRs), advanced nuclear technologies, safety measures, waste management and recycling, non-electricity applications, long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear power plants, fuel elements, and hybridization. The overarching goal was to enable the nuclear sector to fulfill its crucial role in mitigating climate change and contributing to climate neutrality.
With the participation of experts and stakeholders from various fields, the forum aimed to identify topics of interest to the European community and establish research and development (R&D) and innovation priorities. It also sought to foster the harmonization of best practices within European Union (EU) countries and beyond. By sharing methodologies between light water reactors (LWR), Generation IV reactors, and accelerator-driven systems (ADS), the event aimed to reinforce innovation in nuclear technologies.
The plenary sessions of the SNETP Forum 2023 were particularly noteworthy. The host policy and planning session shed light on Sweden’s energy mix and its national strategy towards nuclear power. As Sweden recently underwent a governmental transition and assumed the EU presidency for six months, this session provided a valuable opportunity for Sweden to showcase its commitment to sustainable and reliable energy production, with nuclear energy playing a vital role.
Another significant aspect discussed during the forum was the challenges faced by the nuclear sector in tackling climate change. Distinguished representatives from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the European Commission’s DG-RTD, DG-ENER, DG-JRC, as well as representatives from EU member states and Ukraine, shared insights and perspectives on how the nuclear sector can contribute to climate change mitigation.
The release of the SNETP Forum 2023 proceedings provides a comprehensive overview of the discussions, insights, and recommendations shared during this dynamic event. Discover the full document and a summary of the different technical sessions now!