Michael Delage and General Fusion at Future of Nuclear 2013

What do Jeff Bezos, BDC, SDTC, Cenovus Energy, Chrysalix, Braemar, Entrepreneurs’ Fund, and Growthworks have in common? They’ve all invested in General Fusion.

General Fusion was founded in 2002 with the goal of developing economically viable fusion power.  Michael Delage, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, will represent General Fusion as a panellist at this year’s conference.  Read the full conference agenda here.

photo courtesy of generalfusion.com

photo courtesy of generalfusion.com

For decades, nuclear fusion has been touted as tomorrow’s source of energy, but has always seemed to be decades away from real-world application.   But with exciting new technologies and a growing concern for climate change, a handful of companies including General Fusion are working to crack the fusion riddle.  The founder, Dr. Michel Laberge realized that Magnetized Target Fusion, with the aid of modern electronics, materials, and advances in plasma physics, could provide a faster, lower cost, and more practical path to fusion power:

“MTF’s advantages stem from its hybrid nature. MTF uses some magnetic field to confine the plasma, allowing for slower compression using mechanical systems. Magnetic fields in MTF are short-lived, avoiding complex plasma sustainment technologies.  By comparison, Inertial Confinement’s fast compression requires high power lasers. Magnetic Confinement’s long plasma life requires massive superconducting magnets, particle beams, and exotic materials.” (source: generalfusion.com) 
Below is an animation of the General Fusion reactor system.
The Future of Nuclear team is looking forward to hearing insights on fusion technology and the future of nuclear energy from Michael Delage at the conference, to be held October 9 at MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Canada.  
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Ala Alizadeh of Candu Energy to speak at Future of Nuclear 2013

The Future of Nuclear staff is pleased to announce that Ala Alizadeh, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Candu Energy Inc., will appear as a speaker and panelist at Future of Nuclear 2013, to be held October 9 at MaRS Discovery District.  To read the complete conference-day agenda, click here.

Dr. Ala Alizadeh leads domestic and international business development activities for 66 Coleridge Ave,  Toronto, ON M4C 4H5 416-466-4474 michael@coopershoots.comCandu Energy Inc.

Before joining Candu Energy Inc., Dr. Alizadeh held similar responsibilities for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL), where he built his career for close to 30 years. A civil engineering and construction specialist, he has worked on CANDU nuclear plant projects in Canada, Korea, Argentina and Romania.

He holds a PhD in structural engineering from the University of Toronto where he has also taught. He has served on technical committees in Canada as well as internationally.  Ala has acted as an expert advisor and consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency on subjects such as nuclear construction, nuclear project development and the establishment of nuclear infrastructure for emerging countries. He also sits on the board of the Canada China Business Council.

Additional speakers and panelists will be announced in the coming days.  Like us on facebook, or follow @futureofnuclear on twitter for the latest news.

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Future of Nuclear 2013 announces Tom Mitchell, OPG, as Keynote Speaker

The Future of Nuclear staff is pleased to announce that Tom Mitchell, CEO of Ontario Power Generation, will be the keynote speaker at Future of Nuclear 2013, to be held October 9 at MaRS Discovery Institute.  Mr. Mitchell’s keynote address will be the first of four sessions in the all day conference event discussing nuclear energy on a national and global scale.  To read the complete conference-day agenda, click here.

photo courtesy of cbc.ca

Tom Mitchell was the most popular choice for keynote speaker in our Future of Nuclear 2013 pre-conference survey.  He has over 35 years of expertise in the field of nuclear power generation.  He was appointed to his current position in May 2009. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Chief Nuclear Officer responsible for Darlington, Pickering A and Pickering B.  Before joining OPG, he held the position of Vice President of the Assistance Division of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) in Atlanta, Georgia. During his career at INPO, he managed the radiological protection, plant analysis and engineering support departments.

Tom Mitchell holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Cornell University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, conferred in June 2012.

Additional speakers and panelists will be announced in the coming days.  Like us on facebook, or follow @futureofnuclear on twitter for the latest news.

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The Future of Nuclear forum opens

The Future of Nuclear forum is now open and ready for discussions.  It is meant as a place where people interested in nuclear energy can discuss the most important issues.  It’s also  a place where specific concerns, questions, or suggestions about the Future of Nuclear conference can be discussed.

The forum is easy to use.  If you wish to post a discussion topic or reply to an existing topic, you can register via facebook, twitter, or google+ or with an email and username.  You can choose to be anonymous or to use your real name.  Then you’re ready to start posting. The forum will be moderated by the Future of Nuclear team.

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Toronto hosts first Future of Nuclear conference

The first Future of Nuclear conference is to be held in Toronto, Ontario.

The Province of Ontario is home to thousands of professionals working in the field of nuclear energy, many universities that provide courses in nuclear engineering, and several operating reactors. In addition, Ontario is currently planning a refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generation Station, and is in the process of reviewing Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan.  Ontario’s capital, Toronto, is the ideal location to hold the first Future of Nuclear conference.

The conference will be held July 9, 2013 at MaRS discovery district, located blocks away from the University of Toronto, the Queen’s Park Provincial Parliament buildings, and Toronto’s financial district.

Click here to learn more about the event.