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Sustainable Nuclear Fission Technology Platform

Objective

The long-term contribution of nuclear energy to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions could be greatly increased by introducing sustainable nuclear energy technologies.

Sustainability means:
(i) minimizing the amount, the thermal load, and the toxicity of nuclear waste in geological disposal following the ALARA principle,
(ii) efficient use of uranium and thorium resources.

The overall objective of the proposed Sustainable Nuclear Fission Technology Platform (SNF-TP) is to develop a coherent European strategy and to provide the mechanisms for consolidating and deciding future joint undertakings within the EURATOM Treaty. The SNF-TP would also consolidate the European and EURATOM positions within the GIF-initiative, including waste management related to closed fuel cycles involving fast neutron reactors. The Platform would not propose to take decisions regarding the EU fission budget, but it would provide the forum for establishing future proposed projects for the EURATOM Framework Program.

The SNF-TP has four sub-goals, as follows:
A) Establishing a sustainable, closed fuel cycle for electricity production using innovative (Generation IV) fast neutron reactor systems in conjunction with partitioning and transmutation (P and T) technologies;
B) Establishing a commercially viable Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) for process heat and hydrogen production;
C) Improving the performance of currently operating (Generation II) and future near-term (Generation III) Light Water Reactors (LWR) while maintaining a high degree of safety, establishing a unified approach of LWR life time extension, and assessing the SCWR;
D) Assuring adequate training to preserve and enhance the human competence in the nuclear field, and maintaining/renewing the infrastructure necessary for achieving sustainability of nuclear energy. Cooperating with the other EU-Projects, especially the hydrogen platform, geological waste disposal, and fusion material activities.

Call for proposal

EURATOM-2005-6-FIXEDDEADLINE
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
Address
Batiment Le Ponant D - 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
France

Participants (21)

ANSALDO NUCLEARE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
Genova
AREVA NP SAS
France
Address
1 Place De La Coupole - Tour Areva
Paris La Defense
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Address
Avda. Complutense 22
Madrid
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
Roma
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Weberstrasse 5
Karlsruhe
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM ROSSENDORF E.V.
Germany
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 128
PB 510119 Dresden
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
Ljubljana
KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Ut 29-33
Budapest
NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1100 Daresbury Park - Daresbury
Warrington
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Address
Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Brussels
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Roma
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
Karlsruhe
USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Husinec - Rez 130
Rez
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
Espoo
VATTENFALL AB
Sweden
Address
Jaemtlandsgatan 99, Raecksta
Stockholm