Nuclear Energy: A new beginning and what role it might play in Australia

Jacopo will examine the key findings of the 2018 MIT study on the Future of Nuclear.
Nuclear Energy: A new beginning and what role it might play in Australia


Jacopo will examine the key findings of the 2018 MIT study on the Future of Nuclear.


The study showed that excluding nuclear energy drives up the average cost of electricity in deep decarbonisation scenarios due to the need for significant overbuild of renewables and storage.


The challenge for nuclear is the cost to build new plants. The study investigated why new nuclear plants are so expensive and difficult to build and identified the innovations that would make a difference. The business opportunity for nuclear is seen to expand dramatically as cost decreases.


Jacopo will also examine the opportunities for Australia in decarbonising the grid, desalination, uranium mining and spent fuel management.

Speaker 


Jacopo Buongiorno is the TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Director of Science and Technology of the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory at MIT. Jacopo has published over 80 journal articles in the areas of reactor safety and design, two-phase flow and heat transfer, and nanofluid technology.


He is the Director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), which is one of eight Low-Carbon-Energy Centers of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). In 2016-2018 Jacopo led the MIT study on the Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World.

Date
28 / 01 / 2020 - 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
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AEST
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Registration Closes
27 / 01 / 2020 05:00 pm
Venue
Aerial UTS Function Centre
UTS Building 10 on Level 7
235 Jones Street
Ultimo
,
New South Wales
,
2007
Cost
Registration
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Key Speaker(s)
Jacopo Buongiorno
Host(s)
Nuclear Engineering Panel
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5