The construction of the ALFRED infrastructure in Romania is part of the national and European efforts for climate change mitigation and energy supply security through innovative solutions, and represents a national R&D priority included in the National Strategy for Research-Development-Innovation (RDI) and in the Smart Specializations Strategy of the South Muntenia Region.
ALFRED is a complex infrastructure grouping the lead fast reactor demonstrator, six large experimental support facilities, the coordination hub and the “Lead School” training centre, all together devoted to the demonstration of the technical and economic viability of the pure lead-cooled fast reactor technology.
PRO ALFRED and ATHENA&CHEMLAB projects are currently supporting the infrastructure implementation by activities dedicated to strengthen the Romanian contribution to ALFRED deployment and, respectively, by the construction of two large experimental installations in support to reactor licensing and safety demonstration.
The conference will present the major outcomes of the PRO ALFRED project and their contribution to the advancement of the ALFRED Project, as well as the perspectives in stimulating the national RDI potential, as well as the Romanian industry involvement
The conference is organized as a 2-half day event combining the online participation with the physical presence (at RATEN ICN headquarters), in strict compliance with the rules for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The event structured in 4 topical sessions, in which the oral presentations will be followed by open discussions mediated by the Chair. All presentations will be made available on the PRO ALFRED project website prior the conference.
The conference is addressed to the European and national decision makers, scientific communities, universities, industry and business environment, as well as to the public involved or interested in the energy field and advanced technologies development.
Representatives of the European Commission and international organizations in the nuclear field, representatives of national and local authorities and specialists from the FALCON consortium and the PRO ALFRED project will highlight the last developments in the conference topics.
Roger GARBIL – EU Nuclear policies and Euratom R&D perspectives
Michele Frignani – Opportunities and benefits of the ALFRED demonstrator
Mitica Dragusin, Adrian Zorliu – Decommissioning the demonstrator ALFRED , Initial (conceptual) Plan
Daniela Diaconu, Marin Constantin, Mirela Nitoi, Daniela Gugiu, Minodora Apostol, Ilie Turcu – Outcomes of the PRO ALFRED Project
Alessandro Alemberti – Updates on Generation IV LFR technologies development