The Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association are seeking abstracts to be presented at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022 conference, to be held 22-24 March 2022 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The objective of the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022 is to provide an international forum for the discussion of issues affecting the commercial nuclear fuel cycle, with a focus on enhancing the economic competitiveness of nuclear energy and the nuclear fuel cycle itself. It is exciting times for the nuclear fuel cycle: the industry is developing new fuel designs for the existing fleet, SMRs, and advanced reactors; plans are coming together to deploy high assay low enrichment uranium fuel (HALEU), and the uranium market is experiencing a lot of movement and interest from private investors. Nuclear power’s low-carbon credentials and the challenges in the fossil fuel supply and price are translating into strong positive growth signals for the industry. These include an increasing number of countries introducing favorable policies for nuclear energy, more nuclear units undergoing licence extension, over 50 units under construction, and a number of exciting new projects being launched around the world.
You are invited to submit one-page abstracts for presentations addressing policy, trade, market, and commercial issues affecting supply and demand for the commercial front and backend of the fuel cycle.
Anticipated topics include:
• The global picture for nuclear energy, including license renewals, new builds, and emerging markets
• Electricity markets, the energy crisis, security of supply, energy independence
• Fuel supply and reactor economics
• Fuel procurement strategies
• Uranium market dynamics
• Uranium supply side outlook - new projects, resources, production cuts
• Future enrichment picture - outlook for facilities, HALEU, LEU+
• International trade issues
• Security of supply
• Fuel inventories and possible future dynamics
• Fuel fabrication innovation and technology development
• Back end of the fuel cycle: secondary supply, reprocessing, MOX
• Spent fuel disposal issues, including on-site storage
• Integrated fuel cycle approaches for advanced fuels and HALEU
• Nuclear materials transportation – including transportation packages
Please submit abstracts by 20 December 2021 to: