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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

EURATOMCALLOPEN
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

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

Participants (16)

AREVA NP SAS
France
Address
1 Place De La Coupole - Tour Areva
Paris La Défense Cedex
CESI RICERCA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino 54
Milano
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - JRC
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SA
France
Address
22-30, Avenue De Wagram
Paris
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
Magallanes 3
Madrid
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Borbolla, 5
Sevilla
ENERGOVYZKUM SPOL. LTD
Czechia
Address
Bozetechova 17
Brno
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
NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Booths Hall, Chelford Road
Knutsford, Cheshire
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
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