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A Proposal for a First ADS Demonstrator

  • Jean-Pierre RevolEmail author
Conference paper

Abstract

The international Thorium Energy Committee (iThEC), a non-profit association, under Swiss law, was founded in 2012 with the goal to promote R&D on the use of thorium in order to transmute nuclear waste and produce safe, clean and abundant energy. To meet the tremendous world energy needs, systematic R&D has to be pursued to replace fossil fuels. Nuclear energy, which is abundant, energy-intensive, produces no greenhouse gases or air pollution should be a leading candidate. iThEC is at the origin of two new initiatives: a first ADS experiment of substantial power (≥1 MW) at INR Troitsk in Russia, which I will describe, and an innovative high-power superconducting cyclotron. Global cooperation is highly desirable in this domain, and I will discuss possibilities of cooperation based on the CERN experimental collaboration model.

Keywords

Thorium Accelerator-driven systems ADS iThEC Nuclear waste 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank all my iThEC and INR colleagues and the management of INR Troitsk. Without their contributions and enthusiasm, none of the projects described here would have been possible.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.international Thorium Energy Committee (iThEC)GenevaSwitzerland

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