Uranium resource specialist with more than 36 years of experience in the nuclear sector, working at the National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA). Head of the Project Management Division, in charge of undertakings on nuclear resources at a national and international level. Consultant of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), national counterpart of technical cooperation (TC) and coordinated research projects (CRP). Argentine delegate and member of the IAEA Uranium Group and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) / Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Member of the Directory of the Group of Experts for Resource Management (EGRM) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Member of the EGMR/UNECE working groups on nuclear fuel resources and social and environmental considerations. Member and expert of the IAEA networks “Uranium Mining Remediation Exchange Group (UMREG)”, “Regulatory Forum for Safety of Uranium Production and NORM (REGSUN)”, “Uranium Production Cycle (UPC)” and “Network of Environmental Management and Remediation (ENVIRONET)”. Professor at the Dan Beninson Institute of Nuclear Education (IDB) and at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Author of numerous publications and presentations in his specialty. Awarded with IAEA Certificates of Excellence in the 2013 and 2014 editions. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-l%C3%B3pez-7b252856/?original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2F&originalSubdomain=ar
The guideline is to provide an updated global overview of existing uranium resources, production levels and methodologies used, and present and future demand according to different nuclear power generation scenarios. Likewise, an attempt is made to deal with the statistical profile of the uranium industry and the main aspects of the market for this critical material. At a local level, in Argentina not only nuclear electricity is generated, but there are also various developments in the field of nuclear sciences and applications, with uranium being a key component to feed this system. For this reason, it is of interest to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date view of uranium resources, the status of projects and the prospects for nuclear supply based on the foreseeable demand for nuclear power generation in the country. In addition, the possible implications of the war scenario for the nuclear fuel cycle are discussed. The information used is in the public domain and corresponds mainly to CNEA, IAEA, NEA/OECD, UNECE and WNA.