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Roadmap for a European Innovative Sodium cooled Fast Reactor

Objective

Fast Reactors have a unique capability as sustainable energy source in terms of both utilisation of fissile material for energy production and minimisation of the nuclear waste, due to the hard neutron spectrum; LMFR are among the selected Generation IV systems to address the sustainability issues.

The SSA named "Roadmap for a European Innovative SOdium cooled FAst Reactor - EISOFAR" aims enabling the European Community to define its specific R&D strategic objectives on sodium cooled fast reactors embedded in the ongoing discussions performed within the CA on the SNF-TP; it has the ambition to be a key component of the European Strategic Research Agenda.

During its 1-year period EISOFAR SSA is pursuing several technical objectives:
- The identification of a comprehensive set of preliminary requirements, approaches and strategies applicable, in general, to future LMFR and in particular to a fourth generation European Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR);
- The preliminary definition of new opportunities of viability's domains where the solutions will be found in order to meet the above requirements, and the identification of plausible design options;
- The identification of R&D topics for the ESFR and specific Euratom R&D studies;
- The preparation of a preliminary Roadmap for the ESFR It is expected that the SSA results will contribute mainly on the following items for the ESFR:
- Strategies and requirements on: Safety, and ways for possible improvements; Safeguards for PR&PP improvement an d implementation; Reduction of investment and operating costs;
- Feasibility domains for: Core design with minor actinides; Advanced fuel cycle (actinide recycling, waste management, resistance to proliferation); Design options and promising alternatives.

These insights will allow helping the identification of the specific R&D needs, the objectives and content for an integrated project in FP7 and the plausible schedule for the ESFR deployment.

Call for proposal

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COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
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Bâtiment Le Ponant D - 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
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AREVA NP SAS
France
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1 Place De La Coupole - Tour Areva
Paris La Défense Cedex

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CESI RICERCA SPA
Italy
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Via Rubattino 54
Milano

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - JRC
Belgium
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Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels

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ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SA
France
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22-30, Avenue De Wagram
Paris

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EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
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Magallanes 3
Madrid

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ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
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Avenida De La Borbolla, 5
Sevilla

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ENERGOVYZKUM SPOL. LTD
Czechia
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Bozetechova 17
Brno

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ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
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Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
Roma

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
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Weberstrasse 5
Karlsruhe

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NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Booths Hall, Chelford Road
Knutsford, Cheshire

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NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
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1100 Daresbury Park, Daresbury
Warrington

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NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
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Westerduinweg 3
Postbus 25 Petten

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PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
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Villigen
Villigen Psi

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Roma

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UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
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Kaiserstrasse 12
Karlsruhe

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USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
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Husinec - Rez 130
Rez

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