KIT, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Joachim U. Knebel

2010 Environment & Sustainability

The safe disposal and management of nuclear waste is a difficult issue. Contributing to this global problem, Joachim U. Knebel, Chief Science Officer IV of Karlsruhe Institue of Technology (KIT) and Spokesperson of the Helmholtz Programme Nuclear Safety Research, advocates developing an extended closed fuel cycle based on innovative Partitioning and Transmutation (P&T) technologies to dramatically reduce the radiotoxicity of the high level nuclear waste.

Having authored more than 100 scientific publications and 55 invited papers at scientific conferences, public hearings, and specialist meetings in Europe, USA, Japan, Russia, India and South Korea, Knebel is one of the most respected voices in the field of transmutation research. As an alternative to direct disposal or “open fuel cycle”, Knebel recommends Partitioning and Transmutation as a method to potentially transform the debate on the disposal of highly radioactive waste.

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