13th November Seminar: Nuclear 2.0 – the New Unconventional Future


SEMINAR: NUCLEAR 2.0; The New Unconventional Future

Tuesday 13th November.

Update: 14th November – A fantastic event last night and special thanks to all our speakers and contributors. Dr Kevin Hesketh has kindly agreed to share his slides with everyone – view them here and so has Dr David Powell – view those ones here too


TICKETS AVAILABLE BELOW: Behind the scenes, a huge amount of potentially disruptive unconventional nuclear technology is either in development and/or on the verge of coming through. Small Modular Reactors, Nuclear waste-to energy reactors and last, but not least – Thorium-fuelled reactors could have at least as much of a surprisingly revolutionary impact on energy markets as unconventional fossil fuels.  So what are these technologies, who makes them, what are their prospects and how far away are they from reaching the market?

FES has organised a seminar for you to find out with 3 confirmed expert speakers;

1. Dr Kevin Hesketh, Senior Fellow at the National Nuclear Laboratory – who will speak on Small Modular Reactors – based on their recent landmark report on SMRs

2. Dr David Powell, from GE Hitachi – who will speak on the PRISM Sodium-Cooled Reactor – a nuclear waste to energy technology

3. Baroness Worthington, Patron of the Weinberg Foundation – who will speak on Thorium – the forgotten nuclear fuel and its future potential.

BACKGROUND: In recent years, peak oil and gas forecasts have been blindsided by the rapid rise of unconventional oil and gas production, particularly shale gas and oil in the USA.  And whilst conventional nuclear power has been setback in scale by plant closures following Fukushima in Japan and Germany, globally, the forecast is beyond 2015 according to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear will shortly be once again a growing industry with an additional gigawatt added every 5 days from 2015. But just as technology failed to peak for oil and gas exploitation leading to the rise of unconventional fossil fuels, similar disruptive trends are on the way with the next generation of unconventional nuclear power stations.

This event will take place on Tuesday 13th November 2012, 4.30 pm registration for 5.00 pm start at the Headquarters of Allen & Overy, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD. For tickets, please purchase below.

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Program (all times are close approximates):

4.30 – 5.00 p.m. – Registration, Coffee

5.00 – 5.10 p.m. – Opening Remarks

5.10 – 5.25 p.m. – Speaker 1: Dr Kevin Hesketh, NNL on SMRs

5.25 – 5.40 p.m. – Speaker 2: Dr David Powell, GE Hitachi on nuclear waste to energy

5.40 – 5.55 p.m. – Speaker 3: Baroness Worthington, The Weinberg Foundation on Thorium

6.00 – 6.25 p.m. – Q&A

6.25 – 6.30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

6.30 – 8.00 p.m. – Reception