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Advanced fuelS for Generation IV reActors: Reprocessing and Dissolution

Objective

Nuclear power issues have been attracting research interest for decades even since the actual use of power reactors using oxide fuels was considered a mature science. It has mainly been due to one of the great drawbacks of nuclear power, the waste handling. Presently, there is a renaissance in nuclear power research focused on a new generation of reactor concepts utilising more of the inherent energy of the fuels. Additionally, these new concepts will also produce less radioactive waste, which is radiotoxic for a shorter time frame. If such concept succeeds, nuclear power can be considered almost sustainable bearing in mind that the waste we already have generated may be used for next generations. In order to reach these goals, there are several issues to be considered and the future nuclear fuel is one of the most important ones.
ASGARD project will conduct crosscutting studies in synergy with the current nuclear fuel and waste research projects in Europe (e.g. ACSEPT and FAIRFUELS projects), but will also extend further into the research on new innovative nuclear concepts (SFR-Prototype, MYRRHA). ASGARD will provide a structured R&D framework for developing compatible techniques for dissolution, reprocessing and manufacturing of new nuclear fuels. The fuels to be considered will mainly consist of the next generation of fuels, e.g. oxides, nitrides and carbides, since the current oxide fuels and their reprocessing is dealt within already existing projects.
An educational programme will be implemented to share the knowledge between students, researchers in the fuel manufacturing and the fuel reprocessing communities. The challenging objectives of ASGARD will be addressed by a multi-disciplinary consortium composed of European universities, nuclear research bodies and major industrial stakeholders.
ASGARD will be an essential contribution to the development of new sustainable nuclear fuel cycle concepts and thus pave the road to more sustainable nuclear future.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 933 898
Administrative Contact
Karin Ryrberg (Ms.)

Participants (15)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sven Van Ermingen (Mr.)
INSTYTUT CHEMII I TECHNIKI JADROWEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 230 339
Address
Ul. Dorodna 16
03-195 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dorota Korniszewska (Ms.)
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 905 414
Address
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carl Redford
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 490 520
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 591 036
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Angelique De Boer-L'istelle (Mrs.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 300
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Ott (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 378 956
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Bourg (Dr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 246 700
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan John (Prof.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 538 200
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Thorén (Ms.)
EVALION SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 158 998
Address
Na Berance 57/2
16000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Koran (Dr.)
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Utvecklingsgrand 33
72163 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mattias Puide (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEHNOLOGII IZOTOPICE SI MOLECULARE-INCDTIM CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 143 142
Address
Donat 65-103
400293 Cluj - Napoca
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Damian Axente (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 112 459
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 230
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 033
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)