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Forum 2010 Agenda

The 4th Annual Asia-Pacific Nuclear Energy Forum on 

Small and Medium Reactors (SMRs):Benefits and Challenges

June 17-19, 2010, Berkeley, California


Download full 4th Forum Agenda here

Click on movie_play  for video recording of the presentations.


THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010


07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Introduction: Dr. David McCallen, LLNL

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ed Moses, LLNL:

“The NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY: THE FUTURE FOR FUSION ENERGY", video movie_play


FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 2010


FACULTY CLUB, SEABORG ROOM, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM Welcoming Remarks (Jasmina Vujic, UCB, US)

SESSION I: SMALL AND MEDIUM REACTORS FOR EARLY DEPLOYMENT

OBJECTIVE: Review of the SMR technologies that are ready for early deployment. Identification of opportunities for further enhancement of the sustainability, safety and security of SMRs.

Co-Chairs: Shunsuke Kondo, JAEC, Japan, and Bill Halsey, LLNL

08:05 AM – 08:25 AM Historical Perspective of Small Modular Reactors, presentation Dan Ingersoll, ORNL, US
08:25 AM – 08:45 AM Global Perspectives on SMRs and Developing Countries Expectations, presentation, video movie_play Atam Rao, IAEA, Austria
08:45 AM – 09:05

Exploring Institutional Consensus for Modular Nuclear Deployment, presentation

Joseph C. Perkowski, INL, US

09:05 AM – 09:25 AM

Alternative Financing Perspectives for SMRs: NuScale Example, presentation, video movie_play

August Fern, CMEA Capital, US

09:25 AM – 09:45 AM

Discussion

PANEL PRESENTATIONS AND DISUSSION Moderator: Per Peterson, UCB, US 

09:45 AM - 10:05 AM

The SMART Reactor, presentation, video movie_play

Won Jae Lee, Korea

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

SMR Hitachi’s Activities: DMS and the Package Reactor, presentation, video  movie_play

Tetsushi Hino, Hitachi, Japan

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

NuScale, presentation, video  movie_play

Bruce Landrey, NuScale, US

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM

Current Activities on the 4S Reactor Deployment, presentation, video movie_play

Kazuo Arie, Toshiba, Japan

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM

SVBR-100 Module-Type Fast Reactor of the IV Generation for Regional Power Industry, presentation, video movie_play

Alexander Chebeskov, IPPE, Obninsk, Russia

11:25 AM – 12:00 AM

DISCUSSION and Q&A, video movie_play

 

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

LUNCHEON (UCB Faculty Club, Seaborg Room)

 

 


FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 18, 2010


FACULTY CLUB, SEABORG ROOM, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

SESSION II: ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM REACTORS – Part I

OBJECTIVE: Review the technologies, either developed and under development, for advanced concepts of SMRs and identify challenges and opportunities.

Co-Chairs: Alexander Chebeskov, IPPE, Obninsk, Russia, and Harold McFarlane, INL, US

01:00 PM – 01:20 PM

Department of Energy Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Program, presentation, video movie_play

Richard Black, DOE-NE, US

01:20 PM – 01:40 PM

Nuclear Energy in India, presentation, video movie_play

Satish V. Kulkarni, Georgetown University, US

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM

Presentation: SMR Economics Evaluation, presentation, video movie_play

Giorgio Locatelli, POLIMI, Italy

02:00 PM – 02:20 PM

Review of France’s Nuclear Program, presentation, video movie_play

Luc Van Der Durpel, AREVA, France

02:20 PM – 02:40 PM

Review of Korea’s Advanced SMRs, presentation, video movie_play

Kune Suh, Seoul Natl. University, Korea

02:40 PM – 03:00 PM

DISSCUSSION and Q&A

 

PANEL PRESENTATIONS AND DISUSSION Moderator: Ehud Greenspan UCB, US 

03:00 PM – 03:20 PM

PRISM, presentation, video movie_play

Eric Loewen, GE-Hitachi Nuclear, US

03:20 PM – 03:40 PM

PB-AHTR – Fluoride Salt Cooled, presentation, video movie_play

Per Peterson, UCB, US

03:40 PM – 04:00 PM

Sm-AHTR, presentation, video movie_play

Sherrell Greene, ORNL, US

04:00 PM – 04:20 PM

EM2: Addressing the Major Issues Confirming U.S. Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, presentation, video movie_play

Robert Schleicher, General Atomics, US

04:20 PM – 04:40 PM

ENHS, STAR and ELSY, presentation, video movie_play

Craig Smith, Naval Postgraduate School and LLNL

04:40 PM – 05:00 PM

Approaches to a LFR Demonstrator, presentation, video movie_play

James Sienicki, ANL, US

05:00 PM – 05:20 PM

Three-Dimensional Liquid Metal Flow Visualization Using DNCT, presentation, video movie_play

Koji Okamoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan

05:20 PM – 05:45 PM

DISSCUSSION and Q&A , video movie_play

 

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Reception  

UCB Faculty Club, Terrace

07:00 PM – 08:30 PM

Dinner  

UCB Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 


After Dinner Lecture Introduction: Dr. Bob Budnitz, LBNL

Dinner Keynote Speaker: Prof. Shunsuke Kondo (Japan Atomic Energy Commission, Japan) “Overview of the current status and regulatory issues in Japan”

 


SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010


BUILDING 66 AUDITORIUM, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY

07:30 AM – BUS WILL BE WE WAITING IN FRONT OF THE SHUTTACK PLAZA HOTEL 

08:00 AM – 08:05 AM Welcoming Remarks

SESSION II: ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM REACTORS – Part II

Co-Chairs: Kune Suh, Seoul Natl. University, Korea, and David McCallen, LLNL, US

08:05 AM – 08:25 AM

Compact Deployable Nuclear Power Systems for Civilian and Defense Applications, presentation, video movie_play

J. Paul Farrell, RADIX Power Energy Corporation, US

08:25 AM – 08:55 AM

Hyperion Power Module: Small Modular Reactor Characteristics, presentation, video movie_play

John Deal/Turner Trapp, Hyperion Power, US

08:55 AM – 09:15 AM

ARC-100, presentation, video movie_play

David Wade, Advanced Reactor Concepts, LLC. US

09:15 AM – 09:35 AM

CRIEPI’s  Experience on SMRs, presentation, video movie_play

Yoshihisa Nishi, CRIEPI, Japan

09:35 AM - 09:55 AM

The Travelling Wave Reactor, presentation, video movie_play

Kevan Weaver, TerraPower, US

09:55 AM – 10:15 AM

DISSCUSSION and Q&A, video movie_play

 


 

SESSION III: MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF REGULATORY, ECONOMICAL, PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND ENERGY SECURITY ISSUES

Co-Chairs: Giorgio Locatelli, POLIMI, Italy, and Bob Budnitz, LBNL, US

10:15 AM – 10:35 AM

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Preparation for Reviewing Advanced Reactor Designs, presentation, video movie_play

Stewart Magruder, NRC, US

10:35 AM – 10: 55AM

On Nuclear Energy Collaboration in Northeast Asia, presentation, video movie_play

Yoshio Matsumi, ITOCHU Co., Japan

10:55 AM – 11:15 AM

Review of SMR Challenges, presentation, video movie_play

Dominique Greneche, Nuclear Consulting, France

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM

Seismic Safety Issues for SMRs, presentation, video movie_play

Boza Stojadinovic, UCB, US

11:35 AM – 11:55 AM

Challenges in Computational Methods Development for SMRs, presentation, video movie_play

Tamara Poveschenko, Kurchatov Institute, Russia

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM

Co-generation of Electricity/Process Heat and other applications of SMRs, presentation, video movie_play

Per Peterson, UCB, US

12:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Discussion and Closing Remarks

Jasmina Vujic, UCB, US

12:30 PM – 01:00 PM

Lunch 

 

01:00 pm – 03:00 pm OPTIONAL: Tour of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

BNRC Summer School 2010

Berkeley Nuclear Research Center in collaboration with the University of Tokyo

organized

The 2th International Summer School

Physics and Design of Small and Medium Reactors (SMRs)

June 16 - 19, 2010, in Berkeley, CA

with

Student and Young Professionals SMRs Poster Competition

Thursday, June 17, 2010, Berkeley, CA


Download full 2nd International Summer School Agenda here. The Agenda of the 4th Asia Pacific Forum on SMRs can be found here.

The Student and Young Professionals SMRs Poster Competition Results can be found here.

Click on movie_play  for video recording of the presentations.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010

WOZNIAK LOUNGE, SODA HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY 

SUMMER SCHOOL: PHYSICS OF ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTORS 

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM 

Introduction to the 2nd International Summer School: General Orientation and Program

Dr. Jasmina Vujic, UCB 

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Review of the Fundamentals in Nuclear Reactor Design, presentation, video movie_play

Prof. Ehud Greenspan, UCB 

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Nuclear Power: Review of the Current Situation in the World, presentation, video movie_play

Prof. Jasmina Vujic, UCB 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Social Decision-making and the 'Small' Technologies: Lessons from the Case of Wind Turbine Technology, presentation, video movie_play

Dr. Kohta Juraku, The University of Tokyo, Japan 

12:30 PM – 01:30 PM 

Lunch

 

01:30 AM – 02:30 PM

Physics of Travelling Wave Reactor, presentation, video movie_play

Prof. Ehud Greenspan, UCB 

02:30 AM – 03:30 PM

Understanding the reactivity response of your system: theory and examples, presentation, video movie_play

Dr. Francesco Ganda, UCB 

03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Seismic Safety of Nuclear Power Plants, presentation, video movie_play

Prof. Boza Stojadinovic UCB 

04:30 PM – 05:30 PM

Tour of the UC Berkeley Campus 

06:00 PM

Dinner


THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

WOZNIAK LOUNGE, SODA HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY 

SUMMER SCHOOL: PHYSICS OF ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTORS 

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM 

Advanced Monte Carlo Methods in Reactor Analysis: MCNP and examples, presentation

Dr. Massimiliano Fratoni, LLNL 

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Physics of Hybrid Fission-Fusion Reactors, presentation

Dr. Massimiliano Fratoni, LLNL 

Student and Young Professionals Poster Competition (PART I)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Small and Medium Size Reactors Poster Competition: Student Presentations

Competing Student Teams 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM 

Lunch for Students

01:00 PM – 05:00 PM 

Visit to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and tour of the National Ignition Facility (Board a bus at 12:30 PM for the tour of NIF at LLNL - Le Roy Ave, between Hearst Ave and Ridge Road, East side of Soda Hall)

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM 

Reception (UCB Faculty Club, Seaborg Room) 

Student AND Young Professionals Poster Competition (PART II – POSTER Exhibition) 

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM 

Introduction: Dr. David McCallen, LLNL 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ed Moses, LLNL, “The NATIONAL Ignition FACILITY: THE FUTIRE FOR FUSION ENERGY”   

The Agenda of the 4th Asia Pacific Forum on SMRs can be found here

FORUM 2010 - Travel and Lodging

We recommend the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, located at 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, Ca 94704. The hotel has a special guest rate (17% off of the their Best Available Rate) for our group named "BNRC Forum". Reservations can be made:
1. by calling the hotel directly at 510-845-7300 or (866) 466-9199 and ask for the "BNRC Forum" rate.
2. online: www.hotelshattuckplaza.com, enter the dates, click "Book Now", click on "Corporate Rates" and enter the code: bnrc10.
For other hotels, please visit the Berkeley Nuclear Engineering visitor's page:
http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/Overview/Visitor_Information

PARKING INFO

Hotel Sattuck Plaza is walking distance from the UC Berkeley  Campus.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

We suggest a company called Bay Porter Express. It is $25 from Oakland (OAK) and $32 from San Francisco (SFO) to the Hotel.

http://www.bayporter.com/rates.htm

BNRC Student and Young Professionals Poster Competition 2010

 

Berkeley Nuclear Research Center in collaboration with the University of Tokyo

organized

The 2th International Summer School

Physics and Design of Small and Medium Reactors (SMRs)

June 16 - 19, 2010, in Berkeley, CA

with

Student and Young Professionals SMRs Poster Competition

Thursday, June 17, 2010, Berkeley, CA

 


 The details about the Student and Young Professionals Small and Medium Reactors Poster Competition cab be found here.

The list of compteting teams and the results of the Poster Competition are presented in the following table, Click on movie_play  for video recording of the presentations:

Number

Name

University

Design

Award

1.
Anselmo T. Cisneros
Sebastian Dionisio
UCB
PB-AHTR, video movie_play
1st Prize: $3,000.00
2.

Louis Chihara
Univ. of Tokyo
Toshiba 4S, video movie_play, poster

2nd Prize: $2,000.00
3.
Cristhian Galvez
UCB
NuScale SMR, video movie_play

3rd Prize:   
$1,000.00
4.

Marc Becchetti,
Joshua Mann*
Mark Roberts
U. of Michigan

GT-MHR,video movie_play

Special Prize:

$500.00

5.

Christian Di Sanzo
Paul Kothenet
Floren Rubio
UCB

TWR, video movie_play


6.

Ryan Bergman
Tony Ho
Noah Fischer
UCB

Toshiba 4S, video movie_play, Poster 


7.

Andrew Hernandez
Agnieszka Czeszumska
Joseph Miller
David Anderson
UCB
NuScale SMR, video movie_play


8.

Naoki Nishikawa

Univ. of Tokyo

Toshiba 4S


 

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FORUM 2010 Announcement

2010: the 4th Forum on Small and Medium Reactors: Benefits and Challenges

 

The 4th Asia-Pacific Forum on Small and Medium Rectors (SMRs): Benefits and Challenges
 

Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19, 2010
 
Berkeley, California
 
 
BY INVITATION ONLY
 

The objective of the series of forums organized at Berkeley, is to bring together the leading world’s experts and decision makers to establish a framework that could provide the science, technology and policy base for the development, deployment and life-cycle use of nuclear energy and nuclear technology infrastructure that meets global goals for safety, security, sustainability, and economics. The 4th Forum focused both on SMRs based on proven LWR technologies, as well as on innovative non-LWR designs that could provide increased benefits in safety, security, non-proliferation, and flexibility in siting, economics and advanced fuel cycle options.

Recognizing the global importance of sustainability, safety and security, and the need to address non-proliferation standards, waste minimization and economics aspects of innovative nuclear power systems, the 4th Forum included invited participants from USA, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, France, Russia and representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency. We brought together approximately seventy experts and leaders from industry, universities, national laboratories, government, and international organizations to identify Small and Medium Reactor innovations and issues associated with safe, secure, sustainable and economical nuclear energy systems. The 4th Forum sessions addressed the benefits and challenges of Small and Medium Reactors through the following main topics:

  • Small and Medium Reactors for Early Deployment
  • Advanced Concepts of Small and Medium Reactors
  • Meeting the Challenges of Regulatory, Economical and Scalability Issues
  • Meeting the Challenges of Proliferation Resistance and Energy Security Issues
 
The 4th Forum also provided updates on recent developments in nuclear energy in the Asia-Pacific region.
 
 

 
   Download The 4th Asia Pacific Forum on SMRs Agenda
 

 
  Download The 2nd International Summer School (includes Poster Competition, and 4th Forum Agenda)
 

 
   Download Announcement for The Student and Young Professional SMRS Poster Competition
 

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