Skip to main content

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

See other projects for this call

Sub call

NFRP-2016-2017-1

Coordinator

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Net EU contribution
€ 222 647,86
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (26)

Jacobs Clean Energy Limited
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 214 785,00
Address
Chelford Road Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford

See on map

Region
North West (England) Cheshire Cheshire East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AREVA GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 17 296,20
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen

See on map

Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRINKMANN GERD FRIEDRICH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 482 187,50
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 103 375,00
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez

See on map

Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 268 200,00
Address
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENERGOPROJEKT-WARSZAWA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 124 713,86
Address
Ul. Krucza 6/14
00 950 Warszawa

See on map

Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORTUM POWER AND HEAT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 77 825,00
Address
Keilalahdentie 2-4
02150 Espoo

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 87 486,00
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
765-1 Funaishikawa Tokai-mura Naka Gun
319 1184 Ibaraki

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 000,00
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 171 697,78
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

See on map

Region
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
€ 0,37
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 28 167,50
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas

See on map

Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 635 221,08
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris

See on map

SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NGNP INDUSTRY ALLIANCE LIMITED
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 93 750,00
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 168 500,00
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PROCHEM SA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 97 600,00
Address
Ul. Lopuszanska 95
02-457 Warszawa

See on map

Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 500,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

See on map

Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TUV RHEINLAND INDUSTRIE SERVICE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 200 118,34
Address
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Koln

See on map

Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UJV REZ AS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 69 617,50
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec Rez

See on map

Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ULTRA SAFE NUCLEAR CORPORATION EUROPE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 176 125,00
Address
27 Rue Leon Bourgeois Residence Les Eaux Vives Bat
91120 Palaiseau

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
111 Daedeok-daero 989beon-gil Yuseong-gu
305 353 Daejeon

See on map

Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 126 425,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 104 983,63
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

See on map

Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUIJPER JAMES CRISTIAN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 155 199,94
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Baaten Energy Consulting

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 11 778,15
Address
Burgemeester Ceulenstraat 78
6212CT Maastricht

See on map

Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 81 217,36
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 - 36
1000 Bruxelles

See on map

Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 74 217,43
TAURON POLSKA ENERGIA SA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 120 875,00
Address
Ks Piotra Sciegiennego 3
40 114 Katowice

See on map

Region
Makroregion południowy Śląskie Katowicki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAMATOME GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 88 463,80
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen

See on map

Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00