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16th INPRO Dialogue Forum on Opportunities and Issues in Non-Electric Applications of Nuclear Energy
International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO)

​12–14 December 2018 | Meliá Vienna Hotel (DC Tower), Vienna, Austria

Nuclear energy has the potential to play a major role in solving global issues when deployed in cogeneration, i.e., for electricity generation and for providing process heat to non-electric applications such as desalination, district heating, hydrogen production, and other industrial applications. Non-electric applications can be seen as a catalyst for the newly addressed hybrid nuclear–renewable energy systems. In such a case, nuclear energy can offer sustainable and economic solutions for several energy challenges facing current and future generations. Consequently, there is increasing interest around the world in using nuclear energy for non-electric applications.

The main objectives of this 16th INPRO Dialogue Forum are:

  • discuss and share information and knowledge on the current status and the potential of nuclear cogeneration for non-electric applications to greatly increase the efficiency of installed nuclear power;
  • identify the barriers to non-electric applications entering the heat and transportation commercial market and potential solutions;
  • explore the future perspectives for small modular reactors and innovative nuclear energy systems;
  • identify areas for additional research, development and demonstration needed to bring non-electric applications of nuclear power to full commercialization.

Working Documents


 Day 1: Keynote Sessions

Day 2: Member States

  • Vietnam
    Mr Van Chien DINH, Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency
  • Jordan
    Mr Ahmad ALSABBAGH, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission
  • Thailand
    Mr Somboon RASSAME, Chulalongkorn University
  • Algeria
    Mr Zouhire BOUMAZZA, Atomic Energy Commission of Algeria (COMENA)
  • Finland (I)
    Mr Harri TUOMISTO, Fortum
  • Tunisia
    Mr Jilani SAADOUNI, Tunisia Company of Electricity and Gas
  • Iran
    Mr Ebrahim ABEDI, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
  • Romania
    Mr Marin CONSTANTIN, Romanian Authority for Nuclear Activities
  • Finland (II)
    Mr Ville TULKKI, VTT Technical Research Center
  • China
    Ms Weihua LI, Tsinghua University
  • Russia
    Mr Stanislav PUSTOVALOV, National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute'
  • Germany
    Mr Juergen KUPITZ
  • Bulgaria
    Mr Pavlin GRUDEV, Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
  • Bangladesh
    Mr Shahzad HOSSAIN, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission
  • Indonesia
    Mr Suparman SUPARMAN, National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)

Day 3: Closing Session