Recording of the Webinar: Nuclear Innovation and Deep Decarbonization: Can Innovation Transform the Global Energy System?
28 October 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

A new understanding of the role advanced nuclear can play in hitting 2050 global decarbonization targets

Join us and our sponsors, Terrestrial Energy, NuScale Power and USNC, and watch the recording of the webinar exploring how nuclear innovation must be part of the solution for decarbonization in electricity, industry and transport. You'll gain expert insight into the role innovation can play in nuclear cost, safety and waste.

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Webinar Speakers

Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan is an internationally sought-after advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and NGOs. Kirsty is regularly invited as an expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness and innovation to high profile events around the world. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to Government on climate and energy policy, including 10 Downing St, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Dr. Rita Baranwal

Dr. Rita Baranwal serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); she was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to perform in this role.  Dr. Baranwal leads the office’s efforts to promote research and development (R&D) on existing and advanced nuclear technologies that sustain the existing U.S. fleet of nuclear reactors, enable the deployment of advanced nuclear energy systems, and enhance the U.S.A.’s global commercial nuclear energy competitiveness.

Dr. Sama Bilbao Y León

Sama Bilbao y León is the Director General of the World Nuclear Association. Dr. Bilbao Y León was formerly the Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Dr. Bilbao Y León has a very diverse professional experience having worked in the nuclear industry (Dominion Energy), in academia (Virginia Commonwealth University) and in international organizations (IAEA). Dr. Bilbao Y León’s areas of expertise are nuclear thermal‐hydraulics for both light water reactors and sodium cooled reactors, nuclear reactor design, nuclear safety, energy and environmental policy, and complex decision making.

James E. Hansen

Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. He was trained in physics and astronomy in the space science program of Dr. James Van Allen at the University of Iowa. His early research on the clouds of Venus helped identify their composition as sulfuric acid. Since the late 1970s, he has focused his research on Earth’s climate, especially human-made climate change. Dr. Hansen is best known for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue.

 

 

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The Companies Sponsoring the Webinar - Nuclear Innovation and Deep Decarbonization: Can Innovation Transform the Global Energy System?

We’re working with Terrestrial Energy, Nuscale and USNC to bring together industry leaders ready to share expert insight into the technologies and business models supporting the growth of nuclear power as an energy solution.

About NuScale Power

NuScale Power has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications. This groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR) design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale’s scalable design – a power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules – offers the benefits of carbon-free energy and reduces the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power.
NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has offices in Corvallis, OR; Rockville, MD; Charlotte, NC; Richland, WA; and London, UK.

About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology. IMSR technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants. IMSR power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. They have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security, and economic growth. Their deployment will support rapid global decar bonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, Terrestrial Energy is engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR engineering and to commission first IMSR power plants in the late 2020s.

 

About USNC

Our mission is to develop and deploy nuclear-based power generating equipment that is safe, commercially competitive, and simple to use. We are committed to bringing safe, reliable, and secure nuclear energy to world markets.

USNC is a new energy company. We vertically integrate all the stages of 4th Generation nuclear power production, strictly adhering to safety principles, through technology innovation in fuels, materials, and design practices. USNC is based in Seattle, WA and operates globally, employing more than 50 people. USNC has development, engineering, licensing, and marketing teams with subsidiaries in South Africa, Canada, Europe/UK, and South Korea.USNC has cooperation agreements with well-established nuclear suppliers and nuclear construction and operation companies in the U.S., Canada, South Korea, and the UK.