The MIT-Tokyo Tech Symposium on Future Nuclear Development and Deployment
The MIT-Tokyo Tech Symposium on Future Nuclear Development and Deployment
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama Campus
W8-Bldg, Main Conference Room
Tuesday 9 Oct 2018 from 13:00 to 17:00
Harnessing the power of the atomic nucleus for peaceful purposes was one of the most astonishing scientific and
technological achievements of the 20th century. It has benefitted medicine, security, and energy. Yet, after a few decades of
rapid growth, investment in nuclear energy has stalled in many developed countries and nuclear energy now constitutes a
meager 5% of global primary energy production.

In the 21st century, the world faces the new challenge of drastically reducing emissions of greenhouse gases while
simultaneously expanding access to energy and economic opportunity for billions of people. In the new MIT study presented
here, we have examined this challenge in the electricity sector, which has been widely identified as an early candidate for deep
decarbonization. The main findings will be discussed at this symposium.

Two senior members of the recently completed multi-year MIT Energy Initiative Study on “The Future of Nuclear Energy in a
Carbon-Constrained World” will examine this challenge. Analysis and speci
fic recommendations will be provided for:
✴ Opportunities for Nuclear Energy internationally
✴ Nuclear Power Plant Cost (including ways to reduce costs)
✴ Advanced Reactor Technology Evaluation (the promising nuclear technologies)
✴ Nuclear Business Models and Policies (in a world with cost-competitive wind, solar, hydr
o, and storage)
✴ Nuclear Reactor Safety Regulation and Licensing (especially for new advanced technologies)

Tokyo Institute of Technology, as well as members of key Japanese Ministries will discuss the future of nuclear industry and
education in Japan. This event is intended to create a space for dialogu
e and build a community to substantively discuss the
future of nuclear with various stakeholders i
n the government, academia and the nuclear community at large.

If you would like to attend, please register using the following link.