PSIS 2024: Molten Salt Reactor Technologies Workshop report now available

CEN and CENELEC, together with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), carry out an annual ‘foresight on standardization’ initiative called Putting Science into Standards (PSIS), with the 2024 Workshop focusing on Molten Salt Reactor Technologies.

The report for the workshop has just been published and can be downloaded from the Commission website here.


This report offers some insight on how to accelerate the market adoption of Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) technologies by leveraging the expertise of the European research and innovation community using standardization. The imperative for MSR deployment arises from the pressing need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance energy security in the European Union while striving to achieve the targets set forth in the Net Zero Industry Act.


MSRs offer significant potential to contribute to decarbonizing energy mixes, providing baseload energy production, and fortifying energy security alongside intermittent renewable resources like wind and photovoltaic power. The workshop focused on collecting stakeholder needs and promoting the participation of the scientific community in standardization efforts, identifying gaps in existing standards and prioritizing areas for future standardization.


By harnessing the collective expertise and insights of stakeholders and the scientific community, the PSIS workshop laid the groundwork for a standardization and harmonization roadmap ensuring the safety, security, and accessibility of MSR technologies in the market.


For more information, please consult the event page or contact


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