• 12 May

    BNS YG Lecture at UHasselt

    Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Building D, Agoralaan, Aula H5 @19:00

    UHasselt, Nuclear Technology and the Belgian Nuclear Society Young Generation (BNS YG) both aim at promoting the education and the transfer of knowledge in nuclear science. As a synergy of their missions, UHasselt and the Belgian Nuclear Society Young Generation cordially invite you to a joint event, in the form of a lecture on:

    The total CO2 cost of nuclear energy – a comparison from different perspectives
    by Ir. Arnaud Meert (Engie Electrabel)

    In this lecture, the total CO2 cost of nuclear energy is first discussed on the basis of a comparison of three studies from organizations with different views on nuclear energy. These values are then put into perspective through a comparison to other sources of energy for electricity production. The lecture will finally address the challenges and transitions expected in the energy sector, specifically in Western Europe. The lecture provides a global view of the energy sector and remains accessible to a broad public with limited technical knowledge. Specific or technical issues may, however, pop-up during the discussion time foreseen after the lecture.

    The speech will be delivered in English.



    Agenda – May 12, 2016
    7.00 PM Presentation & discussions
    8.30 PM Reception

    Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Building D, Agoralaan, Aula H5

    Participation is free but registration is mandatory, before May 6, 2016: you can register here.



    The speaker

    Ir. Arnaud Meert obtained a Master in electrical engineer at the Brussels University (ULB) in 2005. After that, he also obtained two complementary Masters: a complementary Master in nuclear engineering of ULB (2007) and a complementary Master in finance and management of the Solvay Business School (2010). He also completed the European Nuclear Energy Leadership Academy program in 2011. After a teaching assistant position at ULB in the electrical engineering unit, Arnaud Meert joined in 2006 the GDF-Suez group (now Engie). His first position was at Tractebel, in the nuclear engineering department. He then moved within the Engie group: in 2010 to the Nuclear New Build Direction and in 2012 to Electrabel, where he was senior safety advisor. His current position is head of service “Fuel Management – Corporate”, in the Nuclear Department of Engie Electrabel.

    UHasselt and Nuclear Technology

    The Faculty of Engineering Technology from the University of Hasselt, in collaboration with KU Leuven, provides the master study Master in Industrial Sciences: Nuclear Technology that is unique in Flanders. Within the Master in Industrial Sciences: Nuclear Technology there are three specialization options:

    (1) Environmental Technology – Radiochemistry,
    (2) Nuclear Techniques and
    (3) Medical Nuclear Techniques.

    In addition the UHasselt School of Expert Education (SEE) and SCK•CEN collaborate in offering the post-graduate expert training for Radiation Protection Expert. The research group NuTeC, part of the Center of Environmental Sciences is strongly linked to the master training. NuTeC specializes in the use and development of nuclear detection methods for the non-nuclear sector (example for audits in radiotherapy) and in the reuse of waste streams considering chemical and radiological aspects.(www.nutec.be, www.uhasselt.be/CMK).
    Contact: nutec@uhasselt.be

    BNS Young Generation

    The Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS) promotes the advancement of science and engineering related to peaceful applications of nuclear energy. It promotes the development of closer professional and personal relations among its members. It also aims at disseminating objective information to contribute to the public understanding of peaceful applications of nuclear energy and related sciences. Special attention is given to the younger members, under 36 y. A dedicated subgroup plays a role in translating the mission of the BNS on a Young Generation level: the BNS Young Generation. It organizes various activities, ranging from lectures and a yearly Scientific Contest to visits of nuclear facilities and networking events.
    Contacts: secretary@bnsorg.be  (BNS) – yg-chairman@bnsorg.be  (BNSYG)