On January 18, the discussion “Nuclear Technologies of the Future” was held within the thematic week of Rosatom State Corporation at the EXPO-2020 World Exhibition in Dubai (UAE). Speakers from 8 European, African, and Asian countries presented their projects on the development of “fast” topics and the transition to 4th generation reactor technologies.
Specialists from the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering named after A.I. Leypunsky (State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation (SSC RF) – IPPE, Obninsk, Kaluga Region, part of the Rosatom State Corporation's scientific division – Science and Innovation, JSC) and the Neutron Physics Laboratory of The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Moscow Region, agreed upon this at a meeting on the fundamental nuclear physics research program at the projected MBIR reactors (multifunctional fast research reactor) and NEPTUN (FPR-3, fast pulse reactor) at the end of 2021.
The world’s most powerful multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) essential for developing the nuclear energy of the future is under construction in Russia run ahead of schedule, as Konstantin Vergazov, CEO of Consortium Leader of MBIR Reactor International Research Centre, a Rosatom’s company, announced to reporters.
The International Advisory Board to determine the research program for the world’s most powerful multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) under construction in Russia is planned to be established in 2022, as Konstantin Vergazov, CEO of Consortium Leader of MBIR Reactor International Research Centre, a Rosatom’s company, announced to reporters.
Once the MBIR reactor facility is commissioned, the State Corporation Rosatom expects to provide the nuclear industry with a competitive research infrastructure for at least the next 50 years and to attract research scientists from around the world to work together in order to develop the nuclear power industry of the future. This will allow Russia to be at the forefront of global development in innovative reactor technology.
The agreement will contribute to the creation of an international research center based on the MBIR reactor (IRC MBIR) and the formation of a competence center for the development of generation 4 reactor technologies.
Representatives of Rosatom discussed advanced projects and solutions in the field of nuclear technologies at the European Research Reactor Conference (RRFM), which was held from September 24 to 30, 2021 in a hybrid format.
At the 65th Anniversary IAEA General Conference, representatives of the scientific division of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation in conjunction with Rusatom Overseas organized the side event “Nuclear Science and Technology - where high living standards begin”. The event was attended by Vasily Konstantinov, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Director in International Scientific and Technical Projects.