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PELlets versus GRanulates: Irradiation, Manufacturing & Modelling

Objective

PELGRIMM is a 4 year project, addressing Minor-Actinide (MA) bearing fuel developments for Generation IV Fast Reactor Systems to support the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the European Sustainable Nuclear Energy –Technology Platform (SNE-TP). Both options, MA homogeneous recycle in driver fuels with MA content at a few percent, and heterogeneous recycle on UO2 fuels bearing high MA contents, located in the radial core blanket, are considered. Two fuel forms (pellet and spherepac) will be investigated. Indeed, spherepac technology (that leads to production of beads that can be directly loaded in pins) is attractive regarding MA-bearing fuels as it would lead to a significant simplification of the fabrication process and to a better accommodation of solid swelling (compared to pellets) under irradiation. These developments extend Europe's leading role in this area.
A total of 12 partners from research institutions, education establishments and industries will collaborate to share and leverage their skills, progress and achievements, covering a comprehensive set of investigations: fuel fabrication, fuel behaviour under irradiation through an irradiation test and the execution of Post Irradiation Examinations, modelling and simulation of fuel behaviour and performance under irradiation, from normal operating conditions to severe accidents, and finally by providing unique education and training possibilities.
Finally, synergies will be sought with other ongoing European projects. Furthermore, the PELGRIMM project will contribute actively to the EURATOM’s contribution to Generation IV International Forum (especially SFR).

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2011
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 626 850
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Delage (Dr.)

Participants (11)

AREVA NP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 16 000
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marylise Caron-Charles (Dr.)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 44 999
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniele Verwaerde (Mrs.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 105 264
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giulia Abbate (Dr.)
RESEAU EUROPEEN POUR L ENSEIGNEMENT DES SCIENCES NUCLEAIRES
France
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Cea Centre De Saclay Bat 395 Point Courier 35 Inst Nat Sciences & Techn Nucleaires
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Claude Renault (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 615 724
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Ribeiro (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 84 562
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 86 700
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Thorén (Ms.)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 128 000
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
€ 877 000
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dietrik W. Emmens (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 189 900
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergei Lemehov (Dr.)