Nuclear in Belgium

50% of the electricity production in Belgium comes from its 7 nuclear reactors in Doel and Tihange.

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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 ANS uniting students, post-docs and nuclear professionals. 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, we will have several Evening Lectures on various topics going from future technologies (SMR’s, thorium, etc.) to the role of nuclear in the energy transition. 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.

Our Young Generation (YG) is also organizing Technical Visits, and social and cultural events. Two visits to the Ateliers de la Meuse (ALM) and to ITER took place at the beginning of the year. 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.

Vincent Massaut
Vincent Massaut
Chairman of the Belgian Nuclear Society