The IV International Scientific Conference “Prospects of Introducing Innovations in Nuclear Energy” was held at the Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Despite the difficulties associated with large-scale military operations on the territory of Ukraine, this year to participate in the event, for the fourth time organized by the Council of Young Scientists at the Department of Physical and Technical Problems of Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with the support of the Ukrainian Nuclear Society, more than 100 participants from Ukraine and abroad joined.
This year, the partners of the conference, which provided sponsorship support for the event, were the companies LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ENERGY SAFETY GROUP (ES GROUP LLC), SYSTEM GRAPHITE COMPANY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (SGC, LLC) and Private Joint-Stock Company «Severodonetsk Research and Production Association «Impulse» – leading Ukrainian companies that are reliable suppliers of equipment, equipment, engineering and service services for enterprises of the nuclear industrial complex, directly participating in the implementation of important projects of the nuclear industry of Ukraine.
Among the co-organizers of the event are the Council of Young Scientists of the Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute of Nuclear Power Plant Safety Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute of Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute of Electrodynamics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine .
The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, specialists of the Institute of Safety Problems of NPPs of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Scientific Center “Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology”, the Institute of Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of Environmental Geochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute cybernetics named after V.M. Hlushkov National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Metallurgical Physics named after G.V. Kurdyumov National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, State University “Institute of Research of Scientific and Technical Potential and History of Science named after AHEM. Dobrova of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”, other leading scientific institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, SE “NAEK “Energoatom” and NPP of Ukraine, State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Ontario Tech University (Canada), Odesa Polytechnic National University, Atomic Enterprises (USA), Sumy State University, PrJSC “SNVO “Impuls”, LLC “Energobezpeka Group”, LLC “System Graphite Company”, Durham University Business School (Great Britain), Technetics group France (France), Joint Support Office for EC Nuclear Safety projects in Ukraine, the Ukrainian National Committee of CIGRE, LOKMIS (Lithuania), Research and Innovation Center Pro-Akademia (Poland), LLC “Argus Service”, LLC “Scientific and Production Enterprise “Atomkompleksprilad”, other enterprises and organizations of the industry.
Information partners were: TV channel “PravdaTUT”, Public Radio, “Scientific Meetings” lecture hall, “Energy technologies and resource conservation” magazine, “Svit” newspaper, Telegram channel of the Council of Young Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Before the start of the conference, a solemn signing of the memorandum took place between SE State Fuel Company MASMA, acting director Oleg Yaroshenko and the Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, director of the Doctor of Technical Sciences, prof. Hennadiy Zhuk under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine (Deputy Minister Mykola Kolisnyk) on cooperation in the direction of the implementation of a pilot project on the development of the basic principles of corporate reporting on emissions of greenhouse gases and pollution into the environment and the formation of effective decarbonization strategies of gas production companies in accordance with the EU “Green Deal”.
Within the framework of the conference, the participants presented more than 40 expert reports within the framework of the plenary session and sectional panels of the conference. A lot of attention in the reports was devoted to the functioning of the nuclear industry, taking into account the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, as well as the prospects for the further development of nuclear energy and new scientific developments.
During the plenary session, representatives of enterprises, institutions and organizations that were under occupation with the start of hostilities and suffered shelling and damage as a result of the actions of the Russian aggressors presented in their reports an assessment of the consequences and threats caused by these events. The issues of readiness of the NPP and other enterprises of the nuclear industrial complex to work in the conditions of military operations and ensuring the appropriate level of their safety were also discussed.
In his speech, the director of the National Scientific Center “Kharkiv Physical and Technical Institute” (NSC “KhPTI”), Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Physic Sciences, Prof. Mykola Shulga spoke about the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, especially for scientific organizations and the scientific work of NSC “Khfti” in this difficult time.
In his report “Regarding the implementation of innovative technologies in the nuclear industry of Ukraine”, the director of the Institute of Safety Problems of NPPs of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, prof. Anatoliy Nosovsky noted the prospects for the development of nuclear energy in Ukraine for the implementation of the plans of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035. At the current stage, Energoatom NAEC is conducting work on the preparation of the feasibility study for the construction of a Westinghouse AR1000 reactor unit at the sites of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants. The prospects for the introduction of small modular reactors (SRM) in Ukraine were considered, the need for the development of scientific support for work in the nuclear energy sector of Ukraine, including for the implementation of work under the “Ukrainian Power Unit” project, was emphasized.
Ihor Pioro, professor of the Technical University of Ontario (Canada), foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, doctor of science, prof. reported on the current state of nuclear energy in the world. Honored energy engineer of Ukraine, nuclear power veteran Viktor Shenderovych presented a report: “Issues of increasing the readiness of nuclear power plants in the conditions of military operations” in which he highlighted the need to create one official channel to convey information about the state of nuclear power in Ukraine.
Head of the Atomic Energy Department of the Institute of Safety Problems of the NPP of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ph.D. Volodymyr Borysenko presented the report “Comparative analysis of technical and economic indicators of modern nuclear power units” in which he noted the advantages and disadvantages of promising types of reactor installations. Oleksandr Trofymenko, engineer-technologist of PJSC SNVO “Impuls” spoke about “ImCore” – the first Ukrainian calculation complex for NPP control systems. Chief engineer of the Scientific and Technical Center of the SE “NAEK Energoatom”, Ph.D. Oleg Godun delivered a report: “Approaches to the implementation of SMR in the short term”.
Stanislav Lytvynyuk, co-founder of System Graphite Company LLC, gave a speech that was relevant during the Russian aggression: “Creation by Ukrainian companies of modern composite materials, special concretes and additives with anti-radiation and electromagnetic protection properties for civilian objects, bomb shelters and our nuclear power plants in conditions of a nuclear threat “.
As part of the conference, 2 sectional panels were also held: “Innovations for increasing the safety of nuclear power plants” and “Innovations for the sustainable development of the nuclear industrial complex.” The work of the sectional panels of the conference was devoted to developments, innovations, scientific research and promising projects in the field of nucler energy.
The head of the organizing committee and the moderator of the plenary session were the leading researcher of the Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the deputy head of the RMI at the VFTPE of the National Academy of Sciences, the head of the scientific and analytical section of UkrYAT, Doctor of Technical Sciences. Kostyantyn Simeiko, the moderators of the sectional panels “Innovations for the sustainable development of the nuclear industrial complex” and “Innovations for increasing the safety of nuclear power plants” were the director of the department for information and analytical support of the state-owned enterprise “NAEC “Energoatom”, the executive secretary of UNS, Ph.D. Danylo Lavrenov and head of the Khmelnytsky NPP unit shift, head of the youth section of UNS, Oleksandr Khomych, respectively.
Despite the difficult situation in the country, the participants of the conference supported the need for further development of the industry as a basis for the sustainable development of the national economy and energy security, the implementation of investment projects and projects for the construction of new power units of NPPs of Ukraine using modern technologies.
About how the IV International Scientific Conference “Prospects for introducing innovations in atomic energy” was held in the story of the event’s information partner – Pravda TUT TV channel.
Full recording of the online broadcast of the event.
Article and more photos on the website of the Ukrainian Nuclear Society.
Interview of Kostyantyn Simeiko on the air of the Public Radio.