50% of the electricity production in Belgium comes from its 7 nuclear reactors in Doel and Tihange.
Belgian Nuclear Society
Dear BNS Member, Dear Visitor,
The Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS) is a “learned society” for the exchange and enhancement of science and know-how of its members. It was founded in 1970 as the local section of the American Nuclear Society uniting students, post-docs and nuclear professionals. In 1980 it became an independent society, affiliated to the ANS. The BNS promotes the advancement of science and engineering related to all peaceful applications of nuclear energy.
Since many years, and following its mission, the BNS is organizing multiple events providing an up-to-date overview of the large variety of applications of nuclear engineering.
This year again, and in the beginning through virtual conferences (due to obvious Covid-19 reasons), we will have several Evening Lectures on various topics going from future technologies (fusion power, SMR, etc.) to the role of nuclear in the energy transition (the role of nuclear energy in the hydrogen economy, …). In March we will organize, with the ABR/BVS a panel on the consequences and lessons learnt from the Fukushima event. We will also have the famous “BNS Scientific Contest” which will be organized in November in collaboration with ONDRAF/NIRAS and the Nuclear Research Center SCK CEN. But we hope, mostly this year be able to celebrate our 50 years of existence, which should have been celebrated in October 2020 !
Our Young Generation (YG) is also organizing Technical Visits, and social and cultural events. In 2020, two visits were organized to the Ateliers de la Meuse (ALM) in Belgium and to ITER in France. In 2021, the YG had the chance to visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant! Have a look at the BNS-YG page to be kept informed of upcoming events.
We sincerely hope to meet you on the occasion of one of our events! Please keep an eye on our website for future announcements.
Why wouldn’t you also join the BNS?
Please find some good reasons on our Membership page. We will be glad to meet you and to listen to any suggestion to promote the advancement of nuclear science and engineering.