Conference/Seminar: Contribution of Nuclear to the Energy Transition - 30/03/2023 - 09h30 - 16h30 and visit SCK CEN at Mol/Dessel - 31/03/2023 at 10h00

From : Thursday, March 30, 2023
To : Friday, March 31, 2023
Venue : Blue Point - Diamant building, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80 - 1000 Brussels


March 2023, 30 & 31

Conference/Seminar March, 30 – 9h30 to 16h30

Blue Point - Bd Reyers, 80 - 1030 Brussels, Room Archimède

Visit March, 31 – 10h00 to 16h00: SCK-CEN at Mol

Lakehouse - Boeretang, 201 - 2400 Mol


As part of its activities, the KVBE-SRBE organizes several study days to promote technologies for the energy transition using electrical energy. The last event on 24 November 2022 highlighted the need for electricity to decarbonize industry including hydrogen production for industrial applications. In addition, the demand for electricity will be increased as part of the electrification of means of transport as shown by our past event about e-mobility on 26/02/2019.

The KVBE-SRBE has decided to organize, in collaboration with SCK CEN and KVAB/ Reflectiegroep Energie, 2 days of reflection about the use of atomic energy in the coming decades to meet the demand for carbon-free energy in addition to Renewable Energies implementation and development. This comprehensive seminar highlights any important aspects of the future of nuclear technologies and gets you up to speed on latest developments.

The organization is planning a brainstorming seminar in Brussels and a visit to the Belgian nuclear research centre in Mol that develops the MYRRHA and MINERVA projects.

With this event, the KVBE-SRBE intends to bring together all stakeholders on this topic that concerns the coming decades for a CO2-neutral society. This will concern all interested people as teachers, professors, students, specialists, engineers, business, industry and official stakeholders,… It will be complemented in 2023 by another KVBE-SRBE event relating to wind power, particularly offshore installation.

Program (tbc)


Arrival & Welcome coffee


The contribution of nuclear to the energy transition, the context: Nathal Severijns – Prof. KULeuven


Studie die Energyville heeft uitgevoerd over de energievooruitzichten naar 2050 toe: Pieter Lodewijks - VITO


Nuclear and European Energy Policy – trends and challenges: Jan Panek – EC/DG Energy


Q & A - Coffee Break


FGOV State of art horizon 2040: Alberto Fernandez – FPS Economy/DGE/ Nuclear application


Overzicht van de nucleaire technologiën: Peter Baeten – Director General SCK CEN


Q & A - Lunch


Afternoon session


Critères de comparaison des technologies : Philippe Monette – Expert in nuclear technology


Focus on SMR technologies – A vision from the industry: Anicet Touré - TRACTEBEL


Closing Fuel Cycle including P&T & SMRs; A game changer for nuclear energy:  Hamid Ait Abderrahim - General manager of MYRRHA


Economische aspecten van nucleaire ontwikkelingen: Johan Albrecht – Prof. UGent


Q & A - Coffee Break


Round Table with the speakers and representatives of the civil society


Networking drink

Program March,31 – 10h/16h

Visit SCK CEN at Mol: Lakehouse - Boeretang, 201 - 2400 Mol

Organizers & sponsors: SCK CEN & MYRRHA                         

!! Separate registration is required no later than 20/03.

After your payment a separate registration is required for the visit (the number of places is limited to 50):

Click here to register


10:00 Arrival & Welcome – Lakehouse / Boeretang 201 – 2400 Mol
10:15 Presentation SCK CEN & main research lines: Peter Baeten – Director General
10:45 Studie Presentation MYRRHA Large research infrastructure : Hamid AIT ABDERRAHIM – General Manager of MYRRHA
11:15 Presentation SMR initiative in Belgium : Marc SCHYNS - Institute Director Advanced Nuclear Systems
11:45 Q & A
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Visit MYRRHA Heavy Liquid Metal Technology complex : Hamid AIT ABDERRAHIM – General Manager of MYRRHA

Since the start of the MYRRHA project, SCK CEN has implemented an extensive R&D program to support the development of the reactor. A strong R&D program has especially been developed on the use of lead-bismuth (LBE), a liquid metal alloy, as a coolant for the reactor.

Within this R&D program, SCK CEN has developed several facilities such as COMPLOT in which prototypes of control rods are tested. HEXACOM, combined with COMPLOT, tests the thermal dissipation of heat exchangers. MEXICO tests the oxygen regulation of LBE. With CRAFT, liquid metal corrosion on structural materials is tested. E-SCAPE studies the liquid and heat flows of LBE in the reactor vessel. RHAPTER verifies the utility of movable mechanical components in an LBE environment.

Beside the research program supporting the development of the MYRRHA reactor, work is also being performed on ISOL@MYRRHA, a facility for the production of new radioisotopes. The focus of this research program is on achieving a high level of efficiency and purity. For this research program, specific test facilities are being built and used in “Labo2”.

15:00 Drink, discussion and network
16:30 Closure





Max. 50 personen


General Manager of MYRRHA



Institute Director Advanced Nuclear Systems



 Fees participation

Membres SRBE-SEE – Membres KVAB - membres des Services publics fédéraux et régionaux / KBVE-SEE-leden, KVAB leden en leden van de federale en regionale overheden

360,00 EUR

Non-membres/Niet-leden :

600,00 EUR

Membres Enseignants / Leden onderwijzend personeel

236,00 EUR

Membres jeunes diplômés (-30ans)/Leden jonggediplomeerden (-30 jaar)

100,00 EUR

Membres Étudiants (- 26 ans) – Studenten-leden (- 26 jaar)

100,00 EUR

Membres pensionné(e)s / Op rust gestelde leden

100,00 EUR

Ces prix sont TVA (21%) comprise / Deze prijzen zijn inclusief BTW (21%)

La participation donne droit aux textes des exposés, à la visite SCK-CEN, aux rafraîchissements, au lunch et au drink. Une réduction de 25% est accordée pour la participation uniquement à la première journée à Bruxelles.

De deelnemers ontvangen de teksten van de voordrachten en hebben toegang tot bezoek SCK CEN, de koffiepauzes, de lunch en de drink. Een korting van 25% wordt toegekend indien u enkel deelneemt aan de eerste dag in Brussel.

Registration to the event by preference before the 20/03

For all questions regarding registrations, please contact us:

KBVE-SRBE - C/o Synergrid

Patricia Matthys, Galerie Ravensteingalerij 4 box 2 - 1000 Brussel/Bruxelles

Tel.: +32 2 237 11 18  – E-mail:


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