[Event Information]
GSDM 84th Platform Seminar
“MIT-UTokyo Joint Seminar on Nuclear and Renewable Energy”
19th January 2017 9:30~11:15
(Engineering Building 8, Room 502, Hongo Campus)


Addressing climate change requires a transition to low-carbon sources such as nuclear, wind, and solar energy. However, wind and solar are not dispatchable, and nuclear, wind and solar are capital-intensive and have low-operating costs, which suggests that those sources require high utilization for economic energy production. Since no affordable combination of their outputs matches energy demand, there is the need to develop systems to adapt those sources into a low carbon world in an economical manner.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Tokyo make presentation about the studies of those technical options such as Fluoride-salt-cooled High-Temperature Reactor (FHR) with a Nuclear Air-Brayton. Combined Cycle(NACC) and Firebrick Resistance Heated Energy Storage (FIRES).
■Date/Time: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 9:30am-11:15am
■Venue: Engineering Building 8, Room 502MAP
■Main Organizer: Resilience Engineering Research Center (RERC), The University of
■Co-Organizer: Professor Yasumasa Fujii (Nuclear Engineering and Management,
        School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
        Associate Professor Ryoichi Komiyama (Resilience Engineering Research
        Center, The University of Tokyo)
        Program for Leaders in Life Innovation/ Global Leader Program for
        Social Design and Management
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