The Future of Nuclear Energy | Hügo Krüger

Hügo Krüger
07 September 2023
17h30 to 18h00 – Registration, cheese & wine
18h00 to 19h00 – Presentation & discussion
Building 5, Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston


The Future of Nuclear Energy

NB: The event is on Thursday 7th September

Civil nuclear engineer, author, podcaster, and nuclear expert, Hügo Krüger, joins the FMF this week to discuss the future of nucelar energy in South Africa.

Hügo will explore the following topics:

  • Why does nuclear energy have such a bad name?
  • Nuclear energy versus other energy sources (e.g. fossil fuels, renewables)
  • From Pressurized Water Reactors to Advanced Reactors.
  • Could nuclear power help to resolve South Africa's electricity crisis?
  • Overcoming regulatory and political obstacles to nuclear energy.
  • Where to from here?





Our speaker



Hügo Krüger is a South African–born YouTube podcaster, writer, and civil nuclear engineer who has worked on a variety of energy related infrastructure projects ranging from nuclear power, LNG and renewable technologies. Notable projects include Hinkley Point C, ITER, as well as projects for Novatec and Électricité de France (EDF). Hügo is also a weekly columnist for IOL on energy related matters.



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