Conference Proceedings Paper
THE UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION OF CANDU TECHNOLOGY IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel - 2016 Aug. 15-18
F. Pineiro (SNC-Lavalin)
J. Hannah (SNC-Lavalin)
C. Cottrell (SNC-Lavalin)
S. Kuran (SNC-Lavalin)
Full paper for the unique contribution of CANDU technology in the battle against climate change. Abstract: The world faces a difficult challenge: reducing carbon dioxide emissions which contribute to climate change, while supporting the rapid economic growth of developing countries and the energy demand tied with it. To achieve this, numerous international jurisdictions are recognizing nuclear power for its low carbon emission merits and aggressively increasing their nuclear capacity. CANDU® reactors are not only a valuable option for nuclear capacity growth in their conventional high-efficiency, natural uranium-fuelled design, but also provide environmentally-friendly benefits through alternative fuel cycle designs. The inherent fuel flexibility of CANDU reactors allows the use of recycled uranium, underutilized thorium resources, and plutonium stockpiles.
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