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Safety of high temperature reactors

 

Complementing the achievement of Horizon Europe’s objectives, inter alia in the context of the energy transition, requires the significant reduction of emissions and decarbonisation of high energy-consuming industries while ensuring the supply of affordable, reliable and low-carbon energy. For some Member States, nuclear cogeneration technologies could offer potential solutions in this area by directly providing heat and/or hydrogen for different applications.

Today, High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) designs, using proven technology, would be able to deliver process steam close to 600°C.

The proposed research should validate the safety features of High Temperature Reactors (HTR) for cogeneration initiatives for high energy-consuming industries, provide know-how for standardisation, design tools for different temperature ranges, design the coupling between the power generating plant and associated processing plants, and analyse transients and b