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Central Design Team (CDT) for a Fast-spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility

Objective

"Besides the European Global Energy Policy, the European Council adopted an action plan that covers nuclear technologies and supports research in order to ""further improve nuclear safety and the management of radioactive waste"". To obtain a more efficient and sustainable management of radioactive waste and hence reduce the burden on geological storage, one can apply partitioning and transmutation independently of future commitment or not to nuclear energy. Within European Union many R&D organisations and industries are conducting since a decade strong R&D in the Partitioning &Transmutation (P&T) field with substantial support from the European Commission. Fostering the European efforts towards a major facility realisation would be very beneficial. This will speed up the development and put Europe at lead in this field. The design of a fast spectrum transmutation experimental facility (FASTEF), able to demonstrate efficient transmutation and associated technology through a system working in subcritical mode (ADS) and/or critical mode, is thus the next step after FP6 IP-EUROTRANS. In the vision report of the ""Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technological Platform"", the need was clearly expressed for a fast-spectrum experimental system to support the development and demonstration of an alternative technology to sodium. Therefore, FASTEF is proposed to be designed to an advanced level for decision to embark for its construction at the horizon of 2012 with the following objectives: to demonstrate the ADS technology and the efficient transmutation of high level waste; to operate as a flexible irradiation facility; to contribute to the demonstration of the Lead Fast Reactor technology without jeopardising the above objectives. The work programme is subdivided in 5 WP's: WP0: Management of the Project WP1: Definition of specifications and detailed work programme of FASTEF WP2: Design of the FASTEF in sub-critical & critical mode WP3: Plant Requirements WP4: Key issues towards realisation"

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2008
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 450 821
Administrative Contact
Ludo Veuchelen (Mr.)

Participants (19)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 500
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 642
Address
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Locatelli (Mr.)
DEL FUNGO GIERA ENERGIA SPA*DFGE

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Durini 23
20122 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luciano Cinotti (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefano Monti (Dr.)
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 342 500
Address
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xavier Jardi (Mr.)
AREVA NP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 196 548
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monique Kozicki (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 133 400
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eliane Perret (Ms.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 782,50
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Martín-Fuertes (Dr.)
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 500
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Getxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Borja Herrazti (Mr.)
ADAPTIVE PREDICTIVE EXPERT CONTROLADEX SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Plaza Valle De La Jarosa 77
28035 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Martín Sánchez (Prof.)
OXFORD TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 501
Address
Picklers Hill 15
OX142BA Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Rolfe (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 37 400
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 65 900
Address
Apartado 21, Estrada Nacional 10
2686-953 Sacavem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pedro Vaz (Prof.)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 48 905,50
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pedro J. Sayers (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 600
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 000
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrés Moratal Roselló (Mr.)
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09010 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Milletti (Dr.)
JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Japan
Address
765-1 Funaishikawa Tokai-mura Naka Gun
319 1184 Ibaraki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hiroyuki Oigawa (Dr.)
NUCLEAR TRANSMUTATION ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER OF KOREA ASSOCIATION
South Korea
Address
Seoul National University 31-1 San
151-742 Seoul
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaeyeong Park (Mr.)