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Research and Development in support of the GEMINI Initiative

Objective

GEMINI+ project proposal will be submitted to the European Commission addressing the 2016 Euratom call for proposals (deadline October 5th, 2016).
GEMINI+ project will provide a conceptual design for a high temperature nuclear cogeneration system for supply of process steam to industry, a framework for the licensing of such system and a business plan for a full scale demonstration .
It will rely on modular High Temperature Gas cooled Reactor (HTGR) technology, which is a mature technology with several industrial prototypes that have been constructed and operated in the world. Therefore the time scale for the industrial deployment of such nuclear cogeneration systems is the decade. With available materials and technology, such a system can provide steam to industrial steam distribution networks presently operating on industrial sites up to 550˚C, simply substituting to fossil fuel fired cogeneration plants, without any need for adaptation of the steam distribution infrastructure or of the industrial applications. In the longer term, HTGR technology can be further developed to provide higher temperature process heat.
Based on its huge thermal inertia, its refractory fuel and core structural materials, on the use of helium, which is chemically inert, as coolant, and of a specific design limited to a few hundred Megawatts, modular HTGRs have a unique intrinsic safety concept preventing in any circumstances significant degradation of the nuclear fuel and consecutive radioactive releases, with no need of any human intervention.
Beyond industrial cogeneration, the flexibility, robustness and simple design of modular HTGR will allow extending application of the system developed by GEMINI+ to small isolated electric grids, to electric grids with increasing proportion of intermittent renewables, to new nuclear countries, etc.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017-1
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Coordinator

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Address
Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 222 647,86

Participants (26)

Jacobs Clean Energy Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 785
Address
Chelford Road Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AREVA GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 17 296,20
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRINKMANN GERD FRIEDRICH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 482 187,50
Address
Andreas Sapper Str 15
91334 Hemhofen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 103 375
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 200
Address
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGOPROJEKT-WARSZAWA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 124 713,86
Address
Ul. Krucza 6/14
00 950 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Fortum Power and Heat Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 77 825
Address
Keilanimentie 1
00048 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 87 486
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
765-1 Funaishikawa Tokai-mura Naka Gun
319 1184 Ibaraki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 171 697,78
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 28 167,50
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas
Activity type
Research Organisations
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 635 221,08
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NGNP INDUSTRY ALLIANCE LIMITED
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
11921 Rockville Pike Suite 100
20852 Rockville Md
Activity type
Other
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 168 500
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
PROCHEM SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 97 600
Address
Ul. Lopuszanska 95
02-457 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 500
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TUV RHEINLAND INDUSTRIE SERVICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 118,34
Address
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 69 617,50
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ULTRA SAFE NUCLEAR CORPORATION EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 176 125
Address
27 Rue Leon Bourgeois Residence Les Eaux Vives Bat
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
111 Daedeok-daero 989Beon-gil Yuseong-gu
305 353 Daejeon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 983,63
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUIJPER JAMES CRISTIAN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 155 199,94
Address
Iepenlaan 129
1741 TD Schagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Baaten Energy Consulting

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 11 778,15
Address
Burgemeester Ceulenstraat 78
6212CT Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 81 217,36
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 - 36
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAURON POLSKA ENERGIA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 120 875
Address
Ks Piotra Sciegiennego 3
40 114 Katowice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAMATOME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 463,80
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)