KAERI News https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/menu?menuId=MENU00718 KAERI News 게시판 rss 정보 NECSA delegation visits KAERI to Advance Nuclear Energy Cooperation 2024-04-18 12:15:21.0 11780 10466 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11780&menuId=MENU00718 On April 17, 2024, a delegation led by CEO Loyiso Tyabashe of South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) visited Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to promote cooperation in nuclear energy and explore avenues for future collaboration. Both institutions have actively contributed to the advancement of nuclear energy technologies, demonstrating remarkable achievements. NECSA, in particular, is recognized for its expertise in various technologies, including isotope production. President Joo warmly welcomed the delegation, underscoring the importance of nuclear energy in achieving carbon neutrality by providing stable, clean energy. He emphasized the crucial role of advanced nuclear technologies, such as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), in this endeavor. NECSA's CEO Loyiso Tyabashe expressed gratitude for the warm reception and keen interest in KAERI's nuclear technology expertise. He expressed hopes for future collaborations in various fields of nuclear energy such as research reactor and nuclear fuel. Discussions on future cooperation took place in diverse fields, including Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), nuclear fuel design/production, medical isotope production, reactor safety analysis, robotics, and human resources development, and so on. Following the meeting, the NECSA delegation took a technical tour of KAERI's research facilities, including HANARO (High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor) and RIPF (RadioIsotope Production Facility).  https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=10466&fileId=1 H.E. Minister Lars Aagaard visits KAERI 2024-03-08 17:14:06.0 11712 10398 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11712&menuId=MENU00718 On March 8, 2024, the Danish delegates led by the H.E. Lars Aagaard, Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities, visited Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) along with the H.E. Svend Olling, Danish Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.  Celebrating the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Denmark and Korea have developed close relations in various fields, especially in the energy sector. Today's visit aimed to explore the possibility of expanding cooperation in nuclear energy. President Joo welcomed the Danish delegation's visit and expressed admiration for Denmark's efforts to overcome the climate crisis. He highlighted the importance of nuclear power in the future energy mix, providing stable and clean energy at a low cost without emitting carbon dioxide. He also explained that Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and advanced nuclear systems will be crucial in achieving net zero. H.E. Minister recognized KAERI's efforts in addressing the climate crisis through developing nuclear technologies and stated that he would look into ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the nuclear sector. Following the meeting, the Danish delegation took a technical tour of KAERI’s research facilities, including HANARO (High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor) and SMART-ITL (System-integrated Modular Advanced Reactor-Integral Test Loop). https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=10398&fileId=1 H.E. Ambassador Asal al-Tal visits KAERI to Strengthen Bilateral Collaboration 2023-12-20 11:00:27.0 11558 10243 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11558&menuId=MENU00718 Asal al-Tal, H.E. Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Republic of Korea, visited Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) on December 19, 2023, to enhance bilateral cooperation between Korea and Jordan. Korea and Jordan have maintained a strong relationship, marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2022. H.E. Ambassador Asal al-Tal has been actively engaged in various activities to foster collaboration between Korea and Jordan since 2022. KAERI and Jordan have established diverse cooperative relationships in the field of nuclear energy. President Joo welcomed the Ambassador sincerely for her first visit to KAERI, stating, “We look forward to the Ambassador’s ongoing interest and support to expand bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.” H.E. Ambassador also expressed gratitude for longstanding partnership with KAERI and promised to actively contribute to bridging the two countries in nuclear energy cooperation. KAERI participated in the construction of Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) from 2010 to 2016, leading to active collaboration with the Jordanian government and the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) in technology cooperation and human resources development. During the 67th IAEA General Conference in September of this year, KAERI and JAEC renewed their MOU on technical cooperation, pledging collaboration in future nuclear fields such as Small Modular Reactor (SMR). During the visit, President Joo and H.E. Ambassador shared view on the importance of bilateral collaboration in the field of nuclear energy. They also explored possible cooperation areas such as seawater desalination using SMART, JRTR’s neutron transmutation doping facility, fuel supply, etc. Following the meeting, H.E. Ambassador took a technical tour on research facilities including HANARO (High-flux Neutron Application Reactor) and SMART-ITL (System Integrated Modular Advanced Reactor-Integral Test Loop) experiencing KAERI's technologies and achievements firsthand. https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=10243&fileId=1 SMART Collaboration: KAERI and Hyundai Engineering Pave the Way for Global Nuclear Innovation 2023-12-12 10:33:06.0 11518 10203 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11518&menuId=MENU00718 The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (“KAERI”) and Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (“Hyundai Engineering”) have formalized their collaboration by signing a memorandum of agreement (MOA) aimed at advancing international projects involving SMART technology. The MOA between KAERI and Hyundai Engineering is geared towards facilitating the commercialization of SMART (System-integrated Modular Advanced ReacTor). The signing ceremony, attended by Dr. Han Gyu Joo, President of KAERI, and Mr. Hyun-seong Hong, CEO of Hyundai Engineering, took place in Daejeon on December 11th. KAERI had previously signed an agreement in April with the Province of Alberta, Canada, regarding the utilization of SMART. Subsequently, in September, it broadened overseas partnership by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to SMART's commercialization in Alberta and Ontario. The new agreement solidifies the collaborative efforts of KAERI and Hyundai Engineering, who will actively collaborate on exploring SMART projects in Canada and other global regions. The focus will be on establishing a local presence in Canada to accelerate the progress of the SMART project. Dr. Joo emphasized the significance of the business agreement, stating, "This marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration. Together with Hyundai Engineering, we anticipate setting a new global standard in nuclear technology, positioning Korea at the forefront of the next generation of nuclear energy innovation." https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=10203&fileId=1 KAERI President receives Outstanding Nuclear Engineer Award 2023-11-17 10:28:39.0 11471 10153 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11471&menuId=MENU00718 Dr. Han Gyu Joo, President of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), received the 2023 Outstanding Nuclear Engineer (ONE) Award from Purdue University on November 15, 2023.  The ONE award is an award presented by the School of Nuclear Engineering of Purdue University since 2017 to the alumni who had made outstanding scholarly accomplishments, visionary leadership and remarkable contributions to nuclear engineering.   Dr. Joo was recognized not only by his academic accomplishments but also by his leadership in the nuclear power sector. In 1996, he developed the PARCS (Purdue Advanced Reactor Core Simulator) code which is being used worldwide through the framework of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the United States. Before he moved to Seoul National University(SNU) in 2004, he had led the KAERI’s neutronics code development including the Numerical Nuclear Reactor code DeCART. As a Professor of nuclear engineering at SNU, he made significant contributions to the advancement of computational reactor physics. He also contributed to the right establishment of the Korean nuclear power policy. As the ONE award recipient, Dr. Joo delivered a special lecture to the professors and the graduate and undergraduate students of nuclear engineering on the topic of virtual reactors for advanced reactor development. https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=10153&fileId=1 IAEA DDG-NA visits to KAERI for Strengthening Collaborations on Nuclear Applications 2023-11-09 10:11:32.0 11448 10130 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11448&menuId=MENU00718 Ms. Najat Mokhtar, a Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications visited Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) from November 8 to 9, 2023 to strengthening its cooperation on nuclear science and applications areas. On September, during IAEA GC period, KAERI-IAEA signed Project Arrangement to make concrete and sustainable cooperation framework on ZODIAC and NUTEC Plastic projects, which are IAEA's priority activities.  President Joo welcomed the IAEA delegation and expressing his appreciation for IAEA's dedication for enhancing human health, environment and agriculture using nuclear technology. Ms. Mokhtar also highlighted KAERI's contribution and expressed her will to strengthen tie in diverse nuclear applications. Both sides agreed on the crucial role of the international cooperation in the nuclear energy, emphasizing its significance in addressing global challenges such as disease control and the climate changes. KAERI's contributions to the agency have not only played a vital role in promoting nuclear energy but have also aligned with global sustainable goals.  The IAEA delegation will take a technical tour on multiple research facilities in both Daejeon and Jeongeup campuses including HANARO research reactor, the High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor, during their stays in Korea.  https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=10130&fileId=1 KAERI's Impactful Attendance to the 67th IAEA General Conference 2023-10-06 11:21:42.0 11337 10019 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11337&menuId=MENU00718 The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) delegation led by President Dr. Han Gyu Joo attended the 67th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held in Vienna, Austria, from September 25 to 27, 2023.  As a Korean delegation, President Joo actively engaged in both the regular session and various side events. He also participated in bilateral meetings furthering Korea's nuclear diplomacy efforts. In its capacity as the only comprehensive nuclear research organization in Korea, KAERI was proactive in international cooperation endeavors. On September 26, KAERI hosted, in partnership with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL), a side event titled Korea-Canada Partnership for the SMART Demonstration: Towards a low-carbon future with nuclear energy.  KAERI and AECL cohosts the side event titled Korea-Canada Partnership for the SMART Demonstration: Towards a low-carbon future with nuclear energy on September 26, 2023, in Vienna International Centre. The event presented close partnership between KAERI and AECL to demonstrate SMART (System-integrated Modular Advanced ReacTor), a small modular reactor developed by KAERI, at a site owned by AECL. Dr. Han Gyu Joo emphasized the significance of small modular reactors (SMRs) as a means to reduce carbon emissions and highlighted the collaboration between the two entities. Approximately 70 delegates from IAEA member states attended the event, displaying keen interest in status of the KAERI-AECL collaboration to realize SMR demonstration. From the left, Dr. Tae Ho Lee, Senior Vice President of KAERI; Mr. Fred Dermarkar, President and CEO of AECL; Dr. Han Gyu Joo, President of KAERI; and Mr. Joe McBreaty, President and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.  KAERI also solidified its cooperation with the IAEA by signing a Project Arrangement (PA). The signing ceremony took place between KAERI President, Dr. Joo, and IAEA Deputy Director General, Ms. Najat Mokhtar, in the presence of the Korea Minister of Science and ICT H.E. Jongho Lee, and the IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.  KAERI President Joo signs the project agreement with the IAEA as Korea Minister of Science and ICT H.E. Jongho Lee (front row right) and IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi (front row center) watch on. This PA encompasses collaborative efforts on the IAEA's two of priority projects: ZODIAC, Zoonotic Diseases Integrated Action, and NUTEC Plastics, Nuclear Technology for Controlling Plastic Pollution. KAERI commits to contributing to the IAEA and its member states by developing and transferring technology for zoonotic disease prevention and maritime micro plastic removal in IAEA member countries through its radiation technology. President Joo made his first attendance at the IAEA General Conference active through diverse international activities. In particular, he conducted bilateral meetings with international partners and explored future collaboration prospects. On the 27th, President presented methods for hydrogen production using nuclear power at the IAEA's Scientific Forum, themed Nuclear Innovations for Net Zero. Using scientific evidence, Dr. Joo highlighted the cost-effectiveness of utilizing a High Temperature Gas Reactor for hydrogen production compared to renewable energy sources.  KAERI President Joo made a presentation on Nuclear Hydrogen at the 2023 IAEA Scientific Forum on September 27, 2023, in Vienna International Centre.  Additionally, Dr. Joo participated in the 20th-anniversary celebration of the IAEA's Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) and delivered opening remarks. During his address, the KAERI President stressed the significance of nurturing nuclear human resources and urged KAERI to continue sharing its experience and capabilities with member states in the region. Mr. Grossi, the Director General of the IAEA, expressed his appreciation for KAERI's efforts and congratulated ANENT on reaching its 20th anniversary. KAERI President Joo delivered an opening remark at the 20th anniversary of the Asia Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) on September 27, 2023, in Vienna International Centre.  Through its active involvement in the IAEA General Conference, KAERI, as Korea's preeminent nuclear research and development organization, aims to contribute to the IAEA's mission of promoting the peaceful uses of safe and sustainable nuclear energy. Dr. Joo underscored the IAEA's vital role in enhancing nuclear non-proliferation, security, and safety based on its expertise. Looking ahead, he stated, "In the future, KAERI will actively contribute to international joint research as well as international technology and knowledge transfer activities for member states, promoting the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy under the IAEA framework." https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=10019&fileId=1 KAERI and AECL Sign MOU to Drive Innovation in Clean Energy and Nuclear Technologies 2023-09-08 13:16:02.0 11309 9991 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11309&menuId=MENU00718 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (“KAERI”) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (“AECL”) agreed on an innovative nuclear R&D partnership, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 8th. This MOU not only affirms both institutions' commitment to collaborate in the area of civilian nuclear science and technology (S&T), but it also marks the first and crucial step for Korea’s SMR(Small Modular Reactor) technologies into the global SMR markets. As a leading force in nuclear technology, AECL has been pushing the boundaries of clean energy and working towards a more sustainable future with nuclear technologies. Similarly, KAERI has been a pioneer in developing groundbreaking energy technologies, including the System-Integrated Modular Advanced Reactor (SMART). The collaboration aims to harmonize these advances, with a specific focus on the demonstration of SMART. This focus gains a particular importance as Hyundai Engineering and KAERI have been collaborating since 2022 to bring SMART into Canada, as a decarbonization solution for the Canadian industries, including oil sands sector. Now such collaborative effort extends to include both AECL and CNL (Canadian National Laboratories), as the Korean partnership seeks demonstration of SMART in the AECL-owned and CNL-managed site. Dr. Han Gyu Joo, President of KAERI, commented, “This MOU is more than just a partnership; it’s a commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future. We anticipate a fruitful collaboration that will undoubtedly transform the energy industry.” He also highlighted “a successful cooperation based on the MOU will mark another significant milestone in the Korea-Canada nuclear and S&T cooperation.” The MOU extends beyond the development of SMR technology to also include promising areas such as medical applications of isotopes, technologies for nuclear hydrogen production, spent fuel management, and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. In light of the ongoing global quest for cleaner energy, the partnership between AECL and KAERI is viewed as a monumental step toward a sustainable energy future.   https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=9991&fileId=1 U.S.NRC Commissioner Annie Caputo Visits KAERI 2023-08-03 09:01:20.0 11274 9955 BOARD00315 MENU00718 관리자 https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/onpenRequestBorad?appId=1&linkId=11274&menuId=MENU00718 On August 1, 2023, Annie Caputo, a commissioner of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), visited Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and had a meeting with KAERI president Dr. Han Gyu Joo to discuss the bilateral cooperation between NRC and KAERI.  The visit was conducted with the purpose of confirming the partnership between NRC and KAERI and exploring areas to strengthen future collaboration. President Joo welcomed the commissioner by addressing strong partnership with NRC that contributes in enhancing nuclear safety through numerous joint research programs such as the MARS, the thermal-hydraulic system code, CINEMA, the comprehensive accident analysis code, and so on. Both leaders also discussed for future areas to expand cooperation. KAERI expressed the desire to seek other collaboration opportunities with NRC in nuclear safety in general and ongoing system development programs such as SMRs and Advanced Reactor in particular.  Following a meeting with the President, Ms. Caputo visited ATLAS - Advanced Thermal-Hydraulic Test Loop for Accident Simulation, and informed the ongoing projects of nuclear safety research conducted at KAERI. NRC joined the international joint research project using ATLAS as an initial member within the framework of Nuclear Energy Agency of OECD.  https://kaeri.re.kr/eng/fileDownload?titleId=9955&fileId=1