Last week was a special week. As part of the Thorium Energy World organisation, I got to participate in the international Thorium Energy World Conference 2018. It was a 3 day conference held at the Natural Science Museum in Brussels. Since I got involved in the creation of a course on the Thorium Molten Salt Reactor, I have been following the development of the MSR technology. In brief, the conference included talks and discussions from startup companies and scientists working to make the MSR a realisation. The most inspirational was the possibility to casually talk to the MSR experts while having dinner in the evenings. I am not shy, so I asked all the questions that came to mind. In one word: awesome!
Besides the MSR experts, there were many like-minded, people with a genuine interest in the MSR, at the conference. I got to connect with different people, ranging from undergraduate students to people with many years of work experience. It was really fun and it uncovered some initiatives which promotes the MSR and nuclear energy and was unknown to me before. I thought I’d share some of these with you.
- The European Nuclear Young Generation Forum brings students and young professionals of the European nuclear industry together in big events. Next event is to be held in June 2019 in Ghent, Belgium: https://www.enygf.org/
- The Thorium MSR Foundation is a dutch organisation with the aim to educate people about the use of thorium in molten salt reactor technology. http://thmsr.nl/
- Progrès Nucléaire, a french organisation promoting nuclear energy: https://progresnucleaire.org/
- Fission Liquide, a grass-root organisation promoting MSRs: https://fissionliquide.fr/