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Role of nuclear energy in environment, economy, and energy issues of the 21st century – Growing energy demand in Asia and role of nuclear

Progress in Nuclear Energy
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DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2007.10.024
  • Energy
  • Nuclear
  • Co2Constrain
  • Nuclear Fuel Resource
  • Lwr–Fbr
  • Candle
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Geography


Abstract The economic growth of recent Asia is rapid, and the GDP and the energy consumption growth rate are about 8–10% in China and India. The energy consumption forecast of Asia in this century was estimated based on the GDP growth rate by Goldman Sachs. As a result, about twice in India and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and about 1.5 times in China of SRES B (Special Report on Emission Scenarios) are forecasted. The simulation was done by Grape Code to analyze the impact of energy increase in Asia. As for the nuclear plant in Asia, it is expected 1500 GWe in 2050 and 2000 GWe in 2100, in the case of the environmental constrain. To achieve this nuclear utilization, there are two important aspects, technically and institutionally. A. Development of the CANDLE core and/or the Breed and Burn core. B. The establishment of the stable nuclear fuel supply system like “Asian nuclear fuel supply organization”.

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