Skip to main content

Partitioning and Transmutation European Roadmap for Sustainable nuclear energy

Objective

Almost 2 billion people around the world have no access to electricity and the problem will worsen as the global population continues to grow. The World Energy Council's WEC Statement 2000 points out that although global reliance on fossil fuels and large hydro will remain strong through 2020, these will not be able to meet the world's long-term electricity demand in a sustainable manner. As a consequence, WEC concludes that the role of nuclear power must be stabilised with the aim of possible future extensions.

A closed fuel cycle is a prerequisite for making nuclear energy a sustainable one. This can be reached by deploying advanced partitioning and efficient transmutation systems to reduce the burden on the geological storage. This objective is of relevance both for countries committed to nuclear energy in the future and for countries not committed to a further deployment of nuclear energy.

The Objectives of this CA is to deliver a European vision for the deployment of the partitioning and transmutation technology up to the scale level of pilot plants for all its components.

The CA action-working programme is organised in 6 WPs as indicated below:
-WP1: Rational and added value of P and T for waste management policies
-WP2: Review and selection of Relevant Fuel Cycle Strategies in Europe supplemented by Regional Context for Development and Deployment.
-WP3: Fuel Cycle Facilities related to Reprocessing.
-WP4: Fuel cycle facilities related Fuel Fabrication Demonstration.
-WP5: Fuel cycle facilities and Associated Technology (ies) for transmutation.
-WP6: Integration and Evaluation of Resources and Time Planning.

Call for proposal

EURATOM-2005-6-FIXEDDEADLINE
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Address
Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (16)

ANSALDO NUCLEARE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
Genova
AREVA NP SAS
France
Address
1 Place De La Coupole - Tour Areva
Paris La Défense
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
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
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR.
Portugal
Address
Apartado 21, Estrada Nacional 10
Sacavem
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm
NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1100 Daresbury Park - Daresbury
Warrington
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Postbus 25 Petten
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Husinec - Rez 130
Rez