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Nuclear New Horizons: Fueling our Future

October 21-25, 2019 - Santos, SP, Brazil

VI ENIN

As we approach the end of the 2nd decade of the 21st Century, nuclear technology continues to demonstrate its important role in providing clean and reliable electricity around the world, effective diagnostics and treatment in the area of nuclear medicine, high-quality and safe irradiation of food and medical products, best practices in water treatment, guaranteeing high quality sustainable life approach. 

Another trend is the transformation towards decentralized energy generation. This is being driven by the increasing needs from growing urban centers and industrial areas. SMRs are one of the technology innovation initiatives being considered to address this challenge. Furthermore, environmental impacts are resulting in increasingly more restrictive regulations. The world needs clean sources of energy which are also reliable and flexible in its operations and nuclear strongly contributes in this.

The population shift to larger urban centers creates new issues such as water supply, food availability and increased electricity demand. In addition, the aging population resulting from higher standards of living and better health will also be in demand for nuclear applications in medicine such as diagnostic and treatment of certain diseases. Naturally, in order to enable all these transformations, the nuclear industry will need capable, well trained professionals to serve the much needed roles in power generation, regulatory, medical applications, supply chain, research and many other related activities.

Latin America has seen transformations in several fronts in 2019. Government changes have taken place and energy reforms continue to be a central focus. In addition, new nuclear plants are being considered to be planned and constructed in the region in the next 10-15 years. 

This VI ENIN edition will focus on all of the issues above through keynote speakers, roundtable discussions with industry experts, technical presentations and poster sessions. This is an unique opportunity for interested individuals in the nuclear industry to participate, share their knowledge, meet and network with both experienced and young professionals as well as to learn more about the latest trends on nuclear technology, plant operations, new plant status, and much more. We invite all to be part of this exciting international event. The nuclear horizon in this region is bright and it will be fueling our future. Be part of it!

 

Karla Kwiatkowski Lepetitgaland
VI ENIN CHAIR

Carlos Leipner and Olga Pustarnakova
VI ENIN CO-CHAIRS

 

Paper submissions are welcome and they will be distributed within the following areas:

VI ENIN Topics

1. Decentralization of the Energy Generation Sector
a. SMRs
b. Smart grids
c. Energy Efficiency
d. Grid and Distribution Operational model
e. Distributed Generation
f. Impacts of Energy storage & Renewables (e.g.: RTG technology)

2. Advances in New Nuclear Power Plants Deployment
a. Site studies and methodologies
b. Business model (Economic modelling, Contract types)
c. Tariff, Energy price
d. Equity and Financing
e. Logistics & Supply Chain (supply of equipments and services)
f. Construction, Commissioning, Operation & Commercialization

3. Plant Operation Strategies, costs and capacity factors in the Nuclear
Generation of large utilities
a. Supply chain management
b. Process optimization
c. O&M costs
d. Maintenaince Optimization
e. Outage Optimization
f. Asset Management
g. Life Extension and Ageing Management

4. Market development in nuclear health and irradiation industries
a. Public policies (incentives and regulation)
b. Socioeconomic impacts

5. Uranium Market
a. Licensing
b. Mining technology
c. Site studies and prospects
d. Economic modelling
e. Supply
f. Transport

6. Public Acceptance, social responsibility, social impact of nuclear technologies
a. Communication plans
b. Best practices on researches and projects
c. Evaluation (ex-ante and ex-post)Maintenance
d. Community & school engagement

7. Nuclear security, non-proliferation, safeguards and Nuclear forensics,
Radioprotection
a. Best practices
b. Radioprotection procedures
c. Cybersecurity

8. Technology Innovations trends
a. Block chain
b. New Technologies and methods

9. Human resources and Professional Development
a. Knowledge management
b. Personnel qualification
c. Job market
d. Incentives and production improvements
e. University curriculum and activities
f. Trade schools and training

10.Research & Development Management
a. Available funding, funding management, other incentives
b. Partnership models
c. Formal networks
d. Dissemination
e. Tax and economic incentives
f. Multipurpose Brazilian Reactor projects development