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MYRRHA Research and Transmutation Endeavour

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.
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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

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 427 094

Participants (27)

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Accelerators and Cryogenic Systems

France

EU Contribution

€ 81 975

ADAPTIVE PREDICTIVE EXPERT CONTROL ADEX SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 89 063

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 105 938

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 79 092

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 068 128

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 69 375

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 124 688

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 232 734

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 78 750

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 314 063

ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 604 688

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 199 028

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 491 438

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 327 188

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 249 147

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 96 375

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 38 438

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 136 594

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 104 963

INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 592 500

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 100 039

COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 216 563

THALES ELECTRON DEVICES SAS

France

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 938

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 18 750

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 393 725

NTG NEUE TECHNOLOGIEN GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 694 688

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 662186

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.8.

H2020-Euratom-1.4.

H2020-Euratom-1.3.

H2020-Euratom-1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 994 609,99

  • EU contribution

    € 8 995 962

Coordinated by:

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium