Alongside the General Conference, the IAEA will organize its Annual Scientific Forum on September 26-27 on this year’s theme, Nuclear innovations for Net Zero. This is part of the IAEA initiative, Atoms4NetZero, which aims to help countries harness the power of nuclear energy in the clean energy transition to net zero emissions. The forum will explore innovative ways to use nuclear energy as a reliable backbone of clean, affordable, resilient and safer energy transitions.
The Forum, divided into five sessions, will explore new innovations in nuclear energy, which can help rapidly replace fossil fuel-based power generation with safe and reliable low-carbon nuclear power. Speakers will discuss new advanced nuclear reactors for power generation, such as small modular reactors, as well as how fast reactors and thorium reactors can provide new solutions for the fuel cycle. Innovation through digitalization, artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced manufacturing will also be discussed. The Forum will also examine how nuclear energy can be used in industrial processes, transportation and building heating systems, as well as for electricity.
Several high-level speakers from government, industry and international organizations will deliver presentations during this two-day event. Mr. Grossi will open the Forum and join a high-level panel during the final session to highlight the importance of knowledge sharing and international cooperation.
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