* Thorium Energy Conference 2013 (ThEC13) * CERN Globe of Science and Innovation, Geneva, Switzerland

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The newly founded international Thorium Energy Committee, iThEC, (www.ithec.org) is organizing, in partnership with iThEO (www.itheo.org), the next international Thorium Energy Conference, ThEC13, at CERN, in Geneva Switzerland, from October 27 to 31, 2013.

The Conference will take place in the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation:
http://outreach.web.cern.ch/outreach/globe/index.html

The purpose of ThEC13 is to review and update the status of thorium energy technologies, from R&D to industrial developments. It will cover front-end and back-end of the thorium fuel cycle, the use of thorium in critical reactors and in Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS), with particular emphasis on accelerator developments and the destruction of nuclear waste.
Following the success of the previous ThEC10 (UK), ThEC11 (USA) and ThEC12 (China), iThEC would like to bring together all regional actors in the development of thorium energy systems in order to promote scientific exchange and cooperation among specialists.
The Conference will cover more specifically the following subjects:
National and international cooperative programmes on thorium technologies, covering industrial perspectives and economic considerations, and intended as a forum for national delegate leaders.
New conceptual aspects of thorium power reactors, covering MSR, HTR, Lead- and LBE-cooled reactors.
Neutron physics of thorium reactors, covering neutron spectrum (fast/thermal), moderation, reactivity coefficients, criticality, reactor dynamics and control, blanket, breeding gain, transmutation rates, status of nuclear data and simulation codes.
Thorium fuel cycle and elimination of nuclear waste, covering material inventories, manufacturing and reprocessing, transmutation rates of TRU and LLFP, fuel cycle schemes and economic considerations, breeding of U233 and use of U235 or Pu239 during start-up phase. Information on past experience from reprocessing of thorium fuel would be appreciated.
Materials technology, covering material properties, behaviour under radiation, compatibility and corrosion. Opportunities for long-term testing would be of interest.
Thorium accelerator driven systems (ADS), covering accelerator technology, beam properties, spallation target technology, neutronic analyses, systems reliability and material exposure to strong irradiation sources.
Non-proliferation, safety and safety regulations of thorium systems, addressing possible/potential proliferation risks of the Th-fuelled systems, reactor control, emergency situations, back-up systems, development of safety analysis tools like failure tree analysis, etc.


An International Scientific Advisory Committee among regional actors in the development of thorium energy systems has been set up in order to advise on topics and potential speakers. Following their suggestions speakers will be invited, and a detailed programme will be defined.

The registration for the conference is now open.
We encourage you to register following the instructions after clicking "Registration" in the conference web page.
 
 











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    • 17:00 20:00
      Reception and Conference check-in Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

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      Reception at Hotel President Wilson – Distribution of participant kit including CERN access pass 47, quai Wilson, Geneva

    • 07:20 07:30
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    • 07:30 08:45
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      Registration for those who could not register at the reception on Sunday evening

    • 09:00 10:20
      Opening Ceremony 80-1-001

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      Convener: Jean-Pierre Revol (CERN)
      • 09:00
        Welcome 15m
        Speaker: Jean-Pierre Revol (CERN)
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      • 09:15
        Introduction of ThEC13 by representative of iThEC (C. Haegi, Former President of Geneva Government 25m
        Speaker: Mr C. Haegi (Former President of Geneva Government)
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      • 09:40
        A Future for Thorium Power? 40m
        Speaker: Carlo Rubbia (IASS, Potsdam, Germany; GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy)
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    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee / Conference Photo 30m 80-1-001

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    • 11:00 13:30
      National & International Thorium Programmes 80-1-001

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      Convener: Anil Kakodkar
      • 11:00
        Towards sustainable, secure and safe energy future: Leveraging opportunities with Thorium 30m
        Speaker: Anil Kakodkar
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      • 11:30
        Thorium Energy R&D in China 30m
        Speaker: HongJie XU (SINAP, China)
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      • 12:00
        The Japanese Thorium Programme 30m
        Speaker: Toshinobu Sasa (J)
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      • 12:30
        Thorium Fuel Cycle activities in IAEA 30m
        Speaker: Uddharan Basak (IAEA)
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      • 13:00
        Overview of European Experience with Thorium fuels 30m
        Speaker: Didier Haas (Belgium)
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    • 15:00 17:00
      National & International Thorium Programmes (Cont.) 80-1-001

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      Convener: Alex C. Mueller (IN2P3)
      • 15:00
        Overview of the Thorium Programme in India 30m
        Speaker: Dr Vijayan PALLIPPATTU KRISHNAN
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      • 15:30
        The UK’s strategy on thorium nuclear technologies 30m
        Speaker: Rob Arnold (U)
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      • 16:00
        The Feasibility and Desirability of Employing Thorium Fuel Cycle for Power Generation 30m
        Speaker: Bal Raj Sehgal (Royal Institute of Technology)
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      • 16:30
        MYRRHA: A Flexible and Fast Spectrum Irradiation Facility 30m
        Speaker: Ait Abderahim Hamid (SCK-CEN Mol, Belgium)
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    • 17:00 17:30
      Coffee Break 30m 80-1-001

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    • 17:30 19:00
      Innovative Thorium - Reactor Concepts (incl. Industrial Programmes) 80-1-001

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      Convener: Alex C. Mueller (IN2P3)
      • 17:30
        The Thorium Cycle: Past Achievements & Future Prospects 30m
        Speaker: Dominique GRENECHE (Nuclear Consulting)
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      • 18:00
        Thorium Molten Salts, Theory and Practice 30m
        Speaker: Paul Madden (Queen's College, UK)
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      • 18:30
        Flibe Energy LFTR Development Strategy 30m
        Speaker: Kirk Sorensen (F)
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    • 08:30 10:30
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      Convener: Sylvie DELPECH (C)
      • 08:30
        An industrial view on Thorium: Possibilities, Challenges and Paths forward 30m
        Speaker: Luc Van Der Durpel (AREVA, France)
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      • 09:00
        Global and Turkish perspectives of Thorium fuel for nuclear energy 30m
        Speaker: Muammer Kaya (E)
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      • 09:30
        Opportunities and Challenges for Thorium in Commercial MSRs 30m
        Speakers: Joel Turner (Rolls-Royce, UK), Tony Donaldson (Rolls-Royce, UK)
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      • 10:00
        Current Czech R&D in Thorium MSR Technology and Future Directions 30m
        Speaker: Jan Uhlir (Research Centre Rez)
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    • 10:30 10:55
      Coffee Break 25m 80-1-001

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    • 10:55 11:00
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    • 11:00 12:45
      Innovative Thorium­‐Reactor Concepts 80-1-001

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      Convener: Egil Lillestol (University of Bergen (NO))
      • 11:00
        Welcome 15m
        Speaker: Rolf Heuer (CERN)
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      • 11:15
        Thorium Nuclear Power and Non­‐Proliferation 30m
        Speaker: Hans BLIX (ex Director General of IAEA, Sweden)
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      • 11:45
        The Road to Enablement for a Liquid-­Fuel Reactor Fuelled by Thorium 30m
        Speaker: Mr John Durham (Weinberg Foundation)
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      • 12:15
        Thorium in LWRs: first results from the ongoing irradiation campaign in the Halden Reactor 30m
        Speaker: Øystein Asphjell (SCATEC, Oslo, Norway)
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    • 12:45 14:30
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    • 14:30 17:00
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      Convener: Yacine Kadi (CERN)
      • 14:30
        Utilization Potential of Thorium in CANDU Reactors and in Fusion‐Fission (Hybrid) Reactors 30m
        Speaker: Sümer Sahin (Atılım University, Turkey)
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      • 15:00
        Introducing the thorium fuel cycle 30m
        Speaker: Daniel Mathers (N)
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      • 15:30
        Recycling Challenges of thorium-­based fuels 30m
        Speaker: Piaray Kishen Wattal (BARC, India)
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      • 16:00
        Aqueous and Pyro-­reprocessing 30m
        Speaker: Sylvie DELPECH (C)
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      • 16:30
        PSI Studies on Advanced fuel cycle options for Fast/Thermal MSR Utilizing Thorium 30m
        Speaker: Jiri KREPEL (PSI, Switzerland)
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    • 17:00 17:30
      Coffee Break 30m 80-1-001

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    • 17:30 18:00
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      Convener: Yacine Kadi (CERN)
      • 17:30
        Nuclear Data Development Related to Th-­U Fuel Cycle in China 30m
        Speaker: Haicheng WU (CIAE, China)
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    • 19:30 23:30
      Conference banquet at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva 4h Geneva (Hotel President Wilson)

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      Hotel President Wilson

      Conference banquet talk delivered by M. Pascal Couchepin Former President of the Swiss Confederation

    • 08:30 10:30
      Thorium - Reactor Physics 80-1-001

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      Convener: Robert Cywinski (University of Huddersfield)
      • 08:30
        Nuclear Data Development Related to Th‐U Fuel Cycle in India 30m
        Speaker: Dr SRINIVASAN GANESAN (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
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      • 09:00
        Nuclear Data for the Thorium fuel Cycle and Transmutation 30m
        Speaker: F. Gunsing (CEA, France)
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      • 09:30
        Fast Reactor Physics 30m
        Speaker: K. Mikityuk (PSI, Switzerland)
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      • 10:00
        Introduction to the Physics of Thorium Molten Salt Fast Reactors 30m
        Speaker: Elsa Merle-Lucotte (IN2P3 / CNRS, Grenoble, France)
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    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m 80-1-001

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    • 11:00 13:30
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      Convener: Mike Seidel (PSI)
    • 13:30 14:45
      Lunch Break 1h 15m 80-1-001

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    • 14:45 16:30
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      Convener: Yacine Kadi (CERN)
      • 14:45
        Spallation Target Developments 20m
        Speaker: Michael Wohlmuther (P)
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      • 15:05
        MEGAPIE: the world's first high-­power liquid metal spallation neutron source 25m
        Speaker: Christian Latgé
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      • 15:30
        Thorium Target Design for Accelerator Driven-­Molten Salt Reactors 30m
        Speaker: Sajo-­Bohus
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      • 16:00
        Virginia ADS Consortium 30m
        Speaker: Dr Ganapati Myneni (Virginia Tech, USA)
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    • 17:00 17:30
      Coffee Break 30m 80-1-001

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    • 17:30 19:00
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      Convener: Andreas Pautz (Paul-Scherrer Institut)
      • 17:30
        KURRI Thorium-­loaded ADS Experiment 30m
        Speaker: Cheolho PYEON (Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Japan)
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      • 18:00
        A Status and Prospect of Korea ADS 30m
        Speaker: Jong-Seo Chai (Gangneung-Wonju National University (KR))
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    • 08:30 10:30
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      Convener: Karel Samec (Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (CH))
      • 08:30
        The Troisk ADS Project 30m
        Speaker: Stanislav F. Sidorkin
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      • 09:00
        China ADS projects 30m
        Speaker: Lei Yang (IMP CAS, China)
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      • 09:30
        Accelerator Driven Systems for thorium utilization in India 30m
        Speaker: Shashikant Balwant Degweker (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
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      • 10:00
        The iThEC Strategy 30m
        Speaker: Yacine Kadi (CERN)
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    • 10:30 11:00
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    • 11:00 12:45
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      Round Table Discussion

      • 11:00
        Introduction 5m
        Speaker: Jean-Pierre Revol (CERN)
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      • 11:05
        International cooperation 10m
        Sessions 1 & 2
        Speaker: Anil Kakodkar
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      • 11:15
        Innovative Thorium Reactor concepts: MSR 10m
        Session 3, 4, 5
        Speaker: Hamid Aït Abderrahim (SCK.CEN)
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      • 11:25
        Thorium Fuel cycle 10m
        Sessions 6 and 7
        Speaker: Yacine Kadi (CERN)
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      • 11:35
        Thorium-­Reactor Physics 10m
        Session 8
        Speaker: Robert Cywinski (University of Huddersfield)
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      • 11:45
        ADS accelerators 10m
        Session +
        Speaker: Mike Seidel (PSI)
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      • 11:55
        ADS targets 10m
        Speaker: Karel Samec (CERN)
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      • 12:05
        ADS projects 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Maurice Bourquin (University of Geneva)
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      • 12:15
        Discussion: Next steps in thorium technology development and international collaboration framework 30m
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    • 12:45 13:15
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      Convener: Jean-Pierre Revol (CERN)
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    • 13:15 13:30
      Closing Ceremony 80-1-001

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      Conveners: Andreas Norlin, Egil Lillestol (University of Bergen (NO))
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    • 13:30 15:00
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