Georgy Tikhomirov: closed nuclear fuel cycle opens up access to 99% percent of uranium’s energy

In 2021, in the Tomsk Region, located in Eastern Siberia, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom began construction of the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled reactor. Why can this project demonstrate the benefits of a closed nuclear fuel cycle? When will this technology be commercialised? And what is the future of thorium reactors? Georgy Tikhomirov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics and Technology of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, one of the authors of the report “10 Breakthrough Ideas in Energy for the Next 10 Years”, answered these questions in an interview for the Global Energy Association.

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Global Energy to announce the 2022 prize shortlist in Ufa

The shortlist of the 2022 Global Energy Prize will be announced on May 24 at a strategic session themed “Russia’s Oil and Gas Complex: Development Trends, Challenges and Outlooks,” which will take place in the capital of Bashkortostan as part of the 30th international exhibition and forum “Gas. Oil. Technologies.”

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