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Thematic network on advanced options for partitioning and transmutation

Objective

ADOPT Network is intended to coordinate the R&D activities sponsored by FP5 and the national activities in the fields of ADS development and Partitioning and transmutation (P&T).

The objectives are: ensuring consistency and complimentarity between national programs and FP5 contracts, reviewing overall progress, identifying gaps and redirecting objectives if needed. A continuous contact will be maintained among the participants via Internet and five meetings are foreseen for plenary evaluation.

To insure the maximum effectiveness of the ADOPT network, the funded contracts on P&T and ADS development projects by the EU in the first call of the FP5 and those in preparation for the second call are clustered according to the following scheme:

Cluster 1:
Basic Data & Studies MUSEN-TOF-ND-ADSHINDAS

Cluster 2:
Partitioning PYROREPPART NEW CALIX PART

Cluster 3:
Transmutation Structural Material:
3a) SPIRETECLAMEGAPIE Fuel
(3b)CONFIRM THORIUM FUTURE

Cluster 4:
Concepts Integration & Design: PDS-XADS---Each of the 4 clusters has their own regular working meetings.

The network meetings (Jointly held in turn with one of the clusters), allow to perform the necessary interaction and coordination.

The following: 6 Institutes/Organisations, being coordinator of the above mentioned projects or having a strong R&D programme in the field of the ADOPT network, are members of the network: - SCK.CEN(B) (Coordinator of ADOPT) - CEA (F) - PSI (CH) - KTH (S) - BNFL (UK) - FZK (D)-FZJ (D) - CNRS (F) - CIEMAT (E) - ENEA (I) - NRG (NL) - CERN (Europe) - ITU(Europe) - UCL (B) - FRAMATOME (F) - ANSALDO (I).

The activities related to the ADS development and the P&T research is trying to solve one of the most demanding issue of the nuclear energy that ensure 35% of the EU electricity. Various European R&D organisations and industries are presently developing programmes in these fields with a substantial contribution from the EU.

The particular objectives of the ADOPT (ADvanced Options for Partitioning and Transmutation) network are:
- to ensure consistency of the EC FP5 contracts with national programmes;
- to review overall results;
- to identify gaps;
- to give rise to further proposals;
- to maintain relations with other organisations (IAEA, NEA, ISTC, TWG-ADS) and countries outside the EU involved in P&T and ADS development (e.g. USA, Japan, Korea).

- Kick off Meeting of ADOPT network, combined with Mid-term review of Clusters 1 & 2 and kick off meeting of Cluster 4 (fall 2001)
- Mid term Meeting of ADOPT network, combined with mid-term review of Clusters 3 & 4 and progress review meeting of Clusters 1 & 2 (fall 2002)
- Progress review Meeting of ADOPT network, combined with final review of all Clusters (spring 2003)
- Final evaluation of all Clusters (end 2003)
- Recommendations from ADOPT for further orientations of the activities.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

Participants (15)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Perrone 25
16161 Cornigliano
BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Sellafield B170
CA20 1PG Seascale
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Berbier-du-mets 20
75013 Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cea/saclay
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz Platz 1
76125 Karlsruhe
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address

1211 Geneve
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-straße
52425 Juelich
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address

76021 Karlsruhe
FRAMATOME ANP
France
Address
Rue Juliette De Recamier 10
69456 Lyon
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4
40129 Bologna
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Lindstedtvägen 20
10044 Stockholm
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
2,Chemin Du Cyclotron 2
1348 Louvain-la-neuve