Join ASME Philadelphia for the third presentation in the Clean Reliable Modern Energy series. Dr. Jess Gehin, Associate Laboratory Director and Nuclear Science & Technology Director at Idaho National Laboratory, will be discussing the developments in a range of nuclear reactor technologies including microreactors and small modular reactors based on light water, liquid metal, gas, and molten salt. Nuclear energy has been a significant provider of clean energy current generating 20% of the nation’s electricity and 55% of the nation’s low-carbon electricity. Currently there are 93 operating light water reactors with several recently being retired early and two reactors under construction at the Vogtle site in Georgia. Many of these reactors will continue their operation to provide clean energy as well as potentially provide additional products such as hydrogen. Growing energy needs are also increasing interest and support the in the development and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactors. Idaho National Laboratory, the nation’s nuclear energy laboratory, is playing and active role in the development and demonstration of range of nuclear reactor technologies including microreactors and small modular reactors based on light water, liquid metal, gas, and molten salt technologies. These demonstrations are planned to occur over the next decade and will result in next generation reactors being ready for deployment. This talk will provide an overview of the ongoing efforts to enable the development of advanced nuclear reactor systems. Speaker: Jess C. Gehin, PhD, Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science & Technology, Idaho National Laboratory
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ASME Philadelphia Section - Philadelphia, PA, USA
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