Finnish research network for generation four nuclear energy systems

Riitta Kyrki-Rajamäki (Editor), Liisa Heikinheimo (Editor), Juhani Hyvärinen (Editor), Seppo Vuori (Editor), Rainer Salomaa (Editor), Iiro Auterinen (Editor)

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    Abstract

    This report gives the reasoning for establishing a Finnish research network on future nuclear energy systems. This research network would be closely linked to the ongoing international efforts, which are also described here. The Finnish Generation IV research network will provide especially: - A new generation of research scientists in the field. - Appreciated know how in the global forum on specific areas of materials engineering and science, reactor design and safety. - Innovative and advanced research facilities and simulation programs. - High technology industrial applications, spin-offs. - Opportunity for Finnish safety experts to contribute to the development of safety criteria on an international level. - Ability to assess national nuclear safety due to possible future nuclear solutions in the neighboring countries. This report was prepared in 2005-2006, with light updating late 2007. Based on this document and a roadmap work process a research plan (NETNUC) was prepared for the Sustainable Energy (SusEn) programme of Academy of Finland. In November 2007 the Academy decided to fund NETNUC with over one million euros for the period 2008-2011.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages111
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7149-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Working Papers
    Number90

    Keywords

    • Generation four nuclear energy systems
    • Generation IV
    • Gen IV
    • GIF
    • INPRO
    • roadmap

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    Kyrki-Rajamäki, R., Heikinheimo, L., Hyvärinen, J., Vuori, S., Salomaa, R., & Auterinen, I. (Eds.) (2008). Finnish research network for generation four nuclear energy systems. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Working Papers, No. 90 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/workingpapers/2008/W90.pdf