Argonne National Laboratory

Advanced nuclear reactors offer advantages that can address environmental, fuel availability, and used-fuel storage issues. But just what are these advanced reactors?

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Global energy demand is expected to grow nearly 50 percent by 2040, with most of that from fossil fuels. Yet nuclear energy is still the only carbon-free power that can satisfy our electricity-hungry world at the scales that most towns and factories need. New advanced reactors, such as fast reactors, offer other advantages that can also address environmental, fuel availability, and used-fuel storage issues. But just what are these advanced reactors?

Join us Thursday, May 11 to hear Argonne engineers Francesco Ganda and Bo Feng explain how these power plant marvels work and what role Argonne has in their design and development.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests 16 and older must register in advance.

Non-U.S. citizens: As additional time is required to process non-U.S. visitor access to Argonne’s campus, please register no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Event Details

Thursday, May 11

  • 6-7 p.m. - Reception and interactive poster session
  • 7-8 p.m. - Lecture and audience Q&A


Argonne National Laboratory
TCS Conference Center
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439