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End User Requirement fOr Process heat Applications with Innovative Reactors for Sustainable energy supply

Objective

The development of GENERATION IV nuclear systems is identified as an important objective of the present Euratom work programme. The significant support given in FP5 and FP6 allowed Europe to acquire strong assets in the technology of one of the 6 GENERATION IV reactor types, the (V)HTR. In line with these assets and with the recommendation of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform, which points out high temperature industrial process heat applications of nuclear energy as one of 3 major axes of development recommended for European nuclear R&D, the EUROPAIRS project proposes a step forward towards industrial application of (V)HTR technology: the objective of EUROPAIRS is to identify the boundary conditions for the viability of nuclear cogeneration systems connected to conventional industrial processes and to initiate the partnership of nuclear organisations and end-user industries, which would be deployed in a further step to develop a Demonstrator coupling a (V)HTR with industrial processes (the boundary condition framework defines technical, industrial, economical, licensing and safety requirements for the nuclear system, the processes that can consume the energy generated, and the coupling system).
For that purpose, 1) A strong partnership of nuclear industrial and R&D organisations with process heat user industries, which is absolutely needed, will be built, based on the joint participation of nuclear and heat end-user partners. The implementation of the project will allow a better understanding of these two communities through mutual information, as well as a sharing of the objectives and of the development programme for the demonstrator. 2) Boundary conditions for nuclear cogeneration will be defined from the points of view of technical feasibility, industrial practicability, licensing acceptability (with the input of Regulator and TSO partners), sustainability and economic competitiveness. The critical issues will be identified, solutions of viable coupling schemes will be proposed and R&D needs pointed out. 3) A roadmap for designing and constructing a demonstrator will be elaborated, including the developments needed for the reactor, the heat transport system and the process heat applications, as well as the R&D and qualification actions required in support of this programme. A schedule will be proposed as well as an estimation of the costs and a sketch of the business case for further industrial deployment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2008
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

AREVA GMBH
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 80 463
Administrative Contact
Edgar Bogusch (Mr.)

Participants (26)

AREVA NP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 45 852
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Luquet (Mr.)
ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
EU contribution
€ 37 409
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Decico (Mr.)
Jacobs Clean Energy Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 40 032
Address
Chelford Road Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Derek Buckthorpe (Mr.)
FORTUM NUCLEAR SERVICES LTD
Finland
EU contribution
€ 17 215
Address
Keilaniementie 1
00048 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harri Tuomisto (Dr.)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 25 752
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ellen Zybill (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 30 910
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Mestraletti (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 22 416
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 25 055
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra De Schepper (Ms.)
KT - KINETICS TECHNOLOGY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 39 298
Address
Viale Castello Della Magliana 27
00148 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gaetano Iaquaniello (Mr.)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 67 615
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Chauvet (Mr.)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 52 511
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sander De Groot (Mr.)
PROCHEM SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 20 843
Address
Ul. Lopuszanska 95
02-457 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marek Tarka (Mr.)
SAIPEM SA
France
EU contribution
€ 65 125
Address
Avenue San Fernando 1/7
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Lempire (Ms.)
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 65 472
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 - 36
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hilde Borremans (Ms.)
TUV NORD ENSYS HANNOVER GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 843
Address
Am Tuv 1
30519 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Nitzki (Dr.)
Koninklijke DSM N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Het Overloon 1
6411 TE Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeroen Jochems (Mr.)
ZAKLADY AZOTOWE KEDZIERZYN SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 20 843
Address
Ul. Mostowa 30 A
47 220 Kedzierzyn Kozle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marek Zuber (Dr.)
L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 22 457
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Kowalczyk (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 103
Address
Moor Lane
DE24 8BJ Derby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Hardwick (Ms.)
Baaten Energy Consulting
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 62 786
Address
Burgemeester Ceulenstraat 78
6212CT Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonius (Ton) Baaten (Mr.)
NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT
South Africa
Address
Hoffman Street 11
2531 Potchefstroom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johan Fick (Prof.)
SOLVAY SA
Belgium
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Moron (Mr.)
ALSTOM POWER SYSTEMS
France
Address
204 Rond-point Du Pont De Sevres
92100 Boulogne-billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henri Paillere (Dr.)
VINCOTTE NUCLEAR SAFETY SA
Belgium
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Boulevard Paepsem 20
1070 Brussels
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sammy Shihab (Mr.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Jerzy Cetnar (Dr.)
PREUSSENELEKTRA GMBH
Germany
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Tresckowstrasse 5
30457 Hannover
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Ehlert (Mr.)