Microreactors in the Near Horizon: Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy Systems

The American Nuclear Society Young Members Group (YMG), the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative, and the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) proudly hosted this webinar on how microreactors will empower many innovative uses in our future clean energy economy.

Panelists discussed how these paradigm-shifting technologies will enable remote villages, island communities, military operations, off-grid consumers, and high-temperature process heat customers to benefit from carbon-free nuclear energy. The panelists also explored the state of the technology development, benefits, economics, potential customers, and opportunities to incorporate cutting-edge innovations, such as additive manufacturing and remote/autonomous operations.

Alice Caponiti, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment at the U.S. Department of Energy, provided special remarks.


  • Marc Nichol, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Keyes Niemer, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Nick Smith, National Reactor Innovation Center, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Troy Warshel, U.S. Department of Defense


  • Tim Crook, ANS YMG Executive Committee and IYNC member


The webinar recording can be viewed here or at: Microreactors in the Near Horizon: Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy Systems.

All NICE Future initiative webinar presentations are followed by question-and-answer sessions with webinar participants.
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