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Application of Nuclear Energy to Bitumen Upgrading and Biomass Conversion

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Mamoru Numata, Yasushi Fujimura

JGC Corporation, Oarai-machi, Ibaraki, Japan

Takayuki Amaya

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Masao Hori

Nuclear Systems Association, Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. ICONE14-89749, pp. 911-915; 5 pages
  • 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 3: Structural Integrity; Nuclear Engineering Advances; Next Generation Systems; Near Term Deployment and Promotion of Nuclear Energy
  • Miami, Florida, USA, July 17–20, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4244-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3783-1
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


Key drivers for the increasing use of nuclear energy are the need to mitigate global warming and the requirement for energy security. Nuclear energy can be applied not only to generate electricity but also as a heat source. Moreover, nuclear energy can be applied for hydrogen as well as water production. The application of nuclear energy to oil processing and biomass production is studied in this paper.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



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