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International Collaboration
Activities for Generation IV International Forum (GIF)
Research activities

■ Organization

1.3.   Dr. Nobuo Nakae appointed CRINES Researcher                                               
1.2.   Dr. Akio Minato named CRINES Professor
1.1.   Establishment
2.   Opening Forum
3.   COE-INES closing

■ International Collaboration

International collaboration is one of the main activities of CRINES.  CRINES works as an international centre for innovative nuclear energy systems performs COE-INES roadmap and contributes to the establishment of innovative nuclear energy system for sustainable development of the world.  By deepening the relations with USA (MIT, et al.), Russia (OINPE, et al.), Indonesia (ITB, et al.), et al. CRINES will be an international academia leader in the area of innovative nuclear energy system.  By tightening the relations with Asian institutes and supporting the cultivation of young nuclear engineering specialists in these areas, CRINES will contribute the nuclear energy research and development in these areas.  Especially small reactor development for Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia is the hottest topic of this project, where CRINES will support Mongolian nuclear program through helping Mongolian academia and cultivating young leaders. 

1. Collaboration with CANES, MIT

1.12.   Visit of Assoc, Prof. Michel Short, MIT-CANES, USA
1.11.   Mr. Gibson, MIT, received Award at ACEEES Forum
1.10.   Meeting with MIT-CANES in Australia
1.9.   Extension of CRINES - MIT-CANES MOU
1.8.   Prof. Ballinger and Prof. Buongiorno, MIT, participate in a forum organized by Tokyo Tech
1.7.   Visit and Lecture of Prof. Ballinger, MIT, at Tokyo Tech
1.6.   The Third International Symposium on Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems (INES-3)
1.5.   Visit and Lecture of Prof. Ballinger, MIT, at Tokyo Tech
1.4.   MOU extended
1.3.   Second Tokyo Tech-MIT Symposium on Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems
1.2.   Memorandum of Understanding with CANES, MIT on cooperation in research
1.1.   Address from the Director of CANES, MIT to CRINES Establishment

2. Contributions to the Mongolian Nuclear Program

2.27   Visit to CRINES by Researcher of National University of Mongolia
2.26   Visit by Officers and Engineers of Power Engineering in Mongolia
2.25.   Memorandum of Understanding between CRINES and NUM/NRC
2.24.   Visit to the National University of Mongolia
2.23.   Visit to the National University of Mongolia
2.22.   NUM Rector visits CRINES Director and meets Mongolian students
2.21.   CRINES members visit NUM to support Nuclear Engineering Education
2.20.   CRINES Prof. Minato visits National University of Mongolia
2.19.   Director Sekimoto and CRINES Professor Minato visit Mongolia to help construction of Mongolian Education and Research Roadmap on Nuclear Energy
2.18.   Head of the Office of the President, Mongolia, receives a briefing from CRINES Director on nuclear energy utilization
2.17.   Rector of NUM makes a lecture on “Nuclear Energy Program in Mongolia” at CRINES Seminar
2.16.   CRINES Prof. Minato visits National University of Mongolia
2.15.   Members of CRINES Small Reactor Committee visit National University of Mongolia to help construction of Mongolian Research and Education Roadmap on Nuclear Energy
2.14.   Prof. Minato visits to NUM for drafting a roadmap in Mongolia
2.13.   Mongolian delegates visit Japan to see nuclear reactors and attend CRINES Small Reactor Committee meeting
2.12.   New student Mr. Munkhbat comes to Japan from Mongolia
2.11.   CRINES Professor MINATO attends UBC2008
2.10.   4th visit to the National University of Mongolia
2.9.   Director Sekimoto visits GA to investigate small reactors
2.8.   Mongolian Delegation for nuclear reactor investigation visits Japan
2.7.   Third visit to the National University of Mongolia
2.6.   Second visit to the National University of Mongolia
2.5.   Agreement for Exchanges between the National University of Mongolia and the Tokyo Institute of Technology
2.4.   CRINES Director Meets Mongolian President
2.3.   CRINES Director visits to the Mongolian national government and National University of Mongolia
2.2.   Former Energy and Natural Resources Minister of Mongolia visits CRINES
2.1.   Rentsendoo Jigjid, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Mongolia, visits CRINES

3. Other International Collaborations

3.27.   Cooperation in the International Symposium ICANSE-2011
3.26.   Proceedings of ICANSE2009 published by AIP
3.25.   Director Sekimoto visits Several Chinese nuclear institutes to explain about CANDLE reactor
3.24.   ICANSE-2009 held in Bandung
3.23.   Prof. Sekimoto, Director of CRINES, presented in a Meeting for "Possibility of Low-Carbon Industiral Process by Using Nuclear Power"
3.22.   Director Sekimoto visits TerraPower
3.21.   Director Sekimoto talks on CANDLE reactor at UC Berkeley Colloquium(Video)
3.20.   Director Sekimoto visits NPIC to present CANDLE
3.19.   Director Sekimoto attends NATO workshop “Nuclear Power and Energy Security” in Armenia
3.18.   Director Sekimoto attends HeLiMeRT Workshop held in Korea
3.17.   CRINES Professor MINATO attends IAEA Meeting
3.16.   Director Sekimoto attends GIF LFR-SC Meeting Held in Italy
3.15.   Three Indonesian Ph. D. Students study on Innovative Nuclear Reactors in Tokyo Tech
3.14.   Director Sekimoto attends INSAC-2008 and visits Atomic Research Centers and Power Reactor Sites in India
3.13.   Director Sekimoto attends Final Meeting of IAEA CRP “Small Reactors without On-site Refueling”
3.12.   Director Sekimoto lectures at NEN Workshop in Pusan, Korea
3.11.   CRINES Seminar focusing on Indian Nuclear Power Program
3.10.   Assoc. Prof. Kato attends ASEAN COST+3 New Energy Forum
3.9.   Director Sekimoto presents “Gen IV in Japan” on Panel in UCOP Asia-Pacific Forum
3.8.   Director Sekimoto attends ICAPP'08
3.7.   Director Sekimoto and Prof. Minato attend HND conference
3.6.   Ten represent Tokyo Tech at ICANSE-2007 in Indonesia
3.5.   Director Sekimoto lectures on upcoming innovative nuclear power technologies as invited speaker at INAC2007 in Brazil
3.4.   Prof. Sekimoto lectures at the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taiwan
3.3.   Tokyo Tech COE-INES Symposium focuses on Development of Nuclear Power in India, Potential for Japan-India Cooperation
3.2.   CRINES hosts LFR-PSSC for Generation IV International Forum
3.1.   CRINES Director Sekimoto Invited Speaker on CANDLE Burn-up at QEDSP2006 (Ukraine)

■ Activities for Generation IV International Forum (GIF)

1. GIF Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Collaboration on The Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor (LFR) Nuclear Energy System

Cooperation on the LFR within GIF was initiated in October 2004, and the first formal meeting of the provisional system steering committee (PSSC) was held in March 2005. Subsequently, the PSSC held periodic meetings, with participation of representatives from Euratom, Japan, the United States and experts from the Republic of Korea to prepare a draft system research plan (SRP). The draft SRP was completed at the PSSC meeting held in Genoa, Italy, in May 2010. The draft was further reviewed by the GIF Expert Group and the SRP was finalized in October 2010.
In 2009 discussions were held on the mode of cooperation on LFR and MSR R&D within GIF. The Policy Group made the decision to set up a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for both the LFR and MSR systems. This MOU would provide a more flexible structure for R&D cooperation on those systems in the GIF framework for the mid-term. In November 2010, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for collaboration on the LFR system was signed by the signatories of JRC, Euratom and of the Centre for Research into Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems (CRINES), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech.), Japan. In July 2011 the MOU was signed by ROSATOM, the Russian Federation.

2. Participation to GIF LFR provisional system steering committee (PSSC) meetings

2.6   The 16th PSSC meeting, Hefei, China, December 10, 11, 2014
2.5   The 14th PSSC meeting, Genova, Italy, May 5, 6, 2014
2.4   The 14th PSSC meeting, Paris, France, October 10, 11, 2013
2.3   The 13th PSSC meeting, Paris, France, March 7, 9, 2013
2.2   The 12th PSSC meeting, Tokyo, Japan, November 7-9, 2012
2.1   The 11th PSSC meeting, Pisa, Italy, April 16, 2012

3. Domestic academc meetings, international conferences and seminars

3.5   Seminar: Activities for Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFR) in Generation IV International Forum (GIF),
Tokyo, Japan, November 9, 2012
3.4   International Workshop on Innovative Nuclear Reactors Cooled by Heavy Liquid Metals: Status and Perspectives, Pisa, Italy, April 17-20, 2012
3.3   GLOBAL 2011, Osaka, December 11-16, 2011
3.2   ICANSE 2011, Denpasar, Indonesia, Novemver 14-17, 2011
3.1   AESJ Fall Meeting, 2011, Special session, LFR activities
Article (in Japanese)
Presentation viewgraphs (in Japanese)

4. Meetings of Special Committee on GIF-LFR

4.3   The 3rd meeting, Tokyo Tech., October 15, 26, 2012
4.2   The 2nd meeting, Tokyo Tech., June 14, 2012
4.1   The 1st meeting, Tokyo Tech., March 13, 2012

5. Participation to Domestic GIF Meeting

5.3   Special Meeting, JAEA, August 26, 2014
5.2   The 19th Meeting, MEXT, June 25, 2014
5.1   The 15th Meeting, MEXT, May 15, 2014

■ Research activities

Research activities are main activities in CRINES and performed widely in innovative nuclear energy system. Here several important activities are presented.

1. CANDLE burning

1.11.   CRINES Seminar (Study on Ultra-High Burnup Fuel Research) Successfully Completed
1.10.   Paper on CANDLE reactor presented at 2010 ANS Winter Meeting
1.9.   CRINES Seminar (Study on Ultra-High Burnup Fuel Research) Successfully Completed
1.8.   Paper on CANDLE reactor presented at ICAPP’10
1.7.   Paper on CANDLE reactor presented at ENC2010
1.6.   Ohkawa wins Student Best Paper Award at ICONE18 on CANDLE reactor
1.5.   Two papers on CANDLE reactor presented at PHYSOR 2010
1.4.   History of CANDLE studies appears in feature story of Nuclear Viewpoints
1.3.   Previous Activities in CRINES
1.2.   Publications on CANDLE
1.1.   What is CANDLE burnng?

2. Lead and LBE cooled fast reactors

2.2.   Research history
2.1.   Characteristics of lead and LBE coolant 

3. Nuclear Energy System

3.2.   Mr. Kariya and Dr. Zamengo received the Research Encourage Awards from JSPS
3.1.   Characteristics of lead and LBE coolant                                                           

4. Nuclear Energy System

4.1.   Visit at the Fukushima No. 1 site, TEPCO