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GEN IV Integrated Oxide fuels recycling strategies

Objective

The current open nuclear fuel cycle uses only a few percent of the energy contained in uranium. This efficiency can be greatly improved through the recycling of spent fuel (as done today in France for instance), including, in the longer term, multi-recycling strategies to be deployed in fast reactors. In this context, GENIORS addresses research and innovation in fuel cycle chemistry and physics for the optimisation of fuel design in line with the strategic research and innovation agenda and deployment strategy of SNETP, notably of its ESNII component. GENIORS focuses on reprocessing and fuel manufacture of MOX fuel potentially containing minor actinides, which would be reference fuel for the ASTRID and ALFREDO demonstrators.
More specifically, GENIORS will carry out research and innovation for developing compatible techniques for dissolution, reprocessing and manufacturing of innovative oxide fuels, potentially containing minor actinides, in a “fuel to fuel” approach taking into account safety issues under normal and mal-operation. It also considers the impacts of these strategies on the interim storage. For delivering a full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will work in close collaboration with the INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
By implementing a three step approach (reinforcement of the scientific knowledge => process development and testing => system studies, safety and integration), GENIORS will lead to the provision of more science-based strategies for nuclear fuel management in the EU.
It will allow nuclear energy to contribute significantly to EU energy independence. In the longer term, it will facilitate the management of ultimate radioactive waste by reducing its volume and radio-toxicity.
At the longer term, a better understanding of a spent nuclear properties and behavior, at each step of the cycle will increase the safety of installations for interim storage during normal operation but also hypothetical accident scenarios.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017

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Sub call

NFRP-2016-2017-1

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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€ 797 702,54
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 925 492,46

Participants (24)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
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€ 304 750,00
Address
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412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
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€ 205 093,83
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 68 364,92
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 237 616,89
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 26 401,89
Third-party

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UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 69 194,53
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier

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Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 688,28
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
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€ 84 312,50
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
INSTYTUT CHEMII I TECHNIKI JADROWEJ
Poland
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€ 130 000,00
Address
Ul. Dorodna 16
03-195 Warszawa

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Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
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Research Organisations
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€ 130 000,00
USTAV ANORGANICKE CHEMIE AV CR VVI
Czechia
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€ 88 687,50
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Area Of Research Institutes 1001
25068 Husinec Rez

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€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
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€ 90 402,19
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Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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€ 30 134,06
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
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€ 38 750,00
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Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 38 750,00
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
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€ 450 281,25
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
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Research Organisations
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€ 150 093,75
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
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€ 372 562,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 124 187,50
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
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€ 332 818,75
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris

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SME

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Yes
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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 056,25
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 600 064,64
Address
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington

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North West (England) Cheshire Warrington
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€ 684 476,61
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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€ 149 812,50
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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€ 0,00
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
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€ 190 312,00
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Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 40 059,25
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
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€ 63 000,00
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
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€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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€ 128 750,00
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Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
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€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
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€ 96 000,00
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Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 24 000,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
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€ 107 934,21
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
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€ 23 195,79
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
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€ 222 329,13
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
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€ 91 049,62
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
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€ 61 375,00
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Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
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€ 123 750,00
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Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
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€ 123 750,00
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
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€ 27 200,00
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Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08

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€ 6 800,00
ORANO DEMANTELEMENT
France
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€ 27 000,00
Address
Immeuble Le Prisme 125 Avenue De Paris
92320 Chatillon

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 750,00