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MYRRHA Research and Transmutation Endeavour

Objective

The Strategic Research Agenda of the EU Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technical platform requires new large infrastructures for its successful deployment. MYRRHA has been identified as a long term supporting research facility for all ESNII systems and as such put in the high-priority list of ESFRI. The goal of MYRTE is to perform the necessary research in order to demonstrate the feasibility of transmutation of high-level waste at industrial scale through the development of the MYRRHA research facility. Within MYRRHA as a large research facility, the demonstration of the technological performance of transmutation will be combined with the use for the production of radio-isotopes and as a material testing for nuclear fission and fusion applications. Numerical studies and experimental facilities are foreseen to reach this goal.
Besides coordination, international collaboration and dissemination activities, the MYRTE proposal contains 5 technical work packages. The first and largest work-package is devoted to the realisation of the injector part of the MYRRHA accelerator to demonstrate the feasibility and required reliability of this non-semi-conducting part of the accelerator. The second work-package addresses the main outstanding technical issues in thermal hydraulics by numerical simulations and experimental validation. Pool thermal hydraulics and thermal hydraulics of the fuel assembly will be the focus of this WP. In the WP on LBE Chemistry, the evaporation from LBE, capture and deposition of Po and fission products will be studied in detail to complement the safety report. A small dedicated WP on experimental reactor physics is also foreseen to allow carrying out the necessary supplementary experiments at the GUINEVERE-facility to address the questions of the safety authorities. In a last WP, advanced studies on Americium-bearing oxide fuel are carried out to demonstrate the capability of developing minor actinide fuel for transmutation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/nuclear physics/nuclear fission

Call for proposal

NFRP-2014-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 427 094

Participants (26)

Accelerators and Cryogenic Systems
France
EU contribution
€ 81 975
Address
Rue De Paris 86
91400 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADAPTIVE PREDICTIVE EXPERT CONTROL ADEX SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 063
Address
Plaza Valle De La Jarosa 77
28035 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 105 938
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 79 092
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 068 128
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 375
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09010 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 124 688
Address
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 734
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 750
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 063
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 604 688
Address
Chemin Du Cyclotron 3
1348 Ottignies Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 199 028
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 491 438
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 327 188
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 249 147
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 96 375
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 438
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 136 594
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 104 963
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 592 500
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Activity type
Research Organisations
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 039
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 216 563
Address
Gerbičeva Ulica 64
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES AVS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 60 938
Address
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 393 725
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
NTG NEUE TECHNOLOGIEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 694 688
Address
Im Steinigen Graben 12-14
63571 Gelnhausen Hailer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)