Nuclear Fission and Fusion: Widening the Path to Net-Zero
On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), in Collaboration with Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) will be hosting its third Net-Zero webinar, titled Nuclear Fission and Fusion: Widening the Path to Net-Zero.
The webinar will be held from 10:00 a.m. MT to 12:00 p.m. MT. The two-hour long webinar will begin with presentations by speakers Ali Siddiqui, Axel Meisen, and Philip Hildebrandt.
Axel will discuss the challenges and opportunities towards commercialization of fusion technologies, and applications in meeting the net-zero target by 2050. Philip will present his views on the application of existing and emerging nuclear technologies in meeting the net-zero target by 2050. Given the fact the SMR will have a higher per unit energy cost than the large nuclear reactors, Ali will discuss the application of SMR in meeting the net-zero target.
After all presentations, there will be a panel session moderated by Soheil Asgarpour to answer questions from the audience. The focus of this webinar is to discuss the potential of nuclear fission and fusion technologies in providing, safe, secure, clean, economic, and modern solutions to be part of the path in meeting the net-zero target by 2050.