The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) will host a webinar on 24 February 2021 to discuss findings of a new NEA report on strategy and considerations for the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle.
A wealth of technical information exists on nuclear fuel cycle options, covering various combinations of nuclear fuel types, reactor types, used or spent nuclear fuel treatments, and disposal schemes. To help policymakers understand the different fuel cycle options, the NEA Expert Group on Back-End Strategies (EG-BEST) examined the fuel cycle options and their differentiating characteristics. Crucial factors that affect decision-making in selecting the fuel cycle options were also evaluated.
The International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) has the mission of exploring beneficial approaches to ensure nuclear energy use for peaceful purposes among participating countries. In particular, the IFNEC Reliable Nuclear Fuel Services Working Group (RNFSWG) has focused its work on evaluating multinational nuclear infrastructure in recent years.
The NEA EG-BEST and IFNEC RNFSWG are holding a joint webinar to disseminate their latest findings. The webinar aims at providing in-depth insights for the planning and deployment of the nuclear fuel cycle.