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Investigations Supporting MOX Fuel Licensing in ESNII Prototype Reactors

Objective

INSPYRE, a proposal fully supported and endorsed by the Steering Committee of the EERA Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials, focusses on the investigation of fast reactor MOX fuel to support the licensing of the start-up cores of the ESNII reactor prototypes. It will:
• Use carefully designed separate effect (modelling and experimental) investigations to accurately describe basic phenomena occurring in the fuel with sound physical models, expanding empirical fuel behaviour knowledge gained in the past in irradiation tests and post-irradiation examinations,
• Characterize selected key irradiated fuel samples to fill clearly identified knowledge gaps,
• Combine and leverage basic and technological research to enhance and extend the reliability range of traditionally deduced empirical laws governing performance of nuclear fuels under irradiation,
• Implement the new models and data obtained in the fuel performance codes used for the design of ESNII systems and apply the improved codes to ESNII relevant conditions.
The impacts of the INSPYRE project will be many. Fuel is at the heart of nuclear reactor systems, but its qualification and licensing is challenging due to the complex coupled phenomena (physical, chemical, radiation, thermal and mechanical) induced by fission. INSPYRE represents a paradigm shift. It will enable a timely, facilitated and cost effective licensing of fast reactor fuels, only achievable by generating validated simulation tools capable of limiting qualification to punctual dedicated irradiation experiments. Of foremost importance is the relevant and efficient leveraging of past knowledge, technological and basic science approaches to extend the applicability of codes.
INSPYRE’s goals will be achieved by a well-balanced consortium from universities, research and industrial organisations already collaborating in the EERA JPNM, further augmented by a dedicated user group stemming from ESNII representatives, fuel vendors, utilities and TSOs.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017

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Sub call

NFRP-2016-2017-1

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Net EU contribution
€ 1 083 946,17
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 689 624,50

Participants (14)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 863 816,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 554 638,58
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 102 925,38
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 71 662,87
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 69 023,75
Address
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 67 023,75
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 35 209,46
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 220 912,50
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 220 912,50
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 119 531,25
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 119 531,25
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 98 750,00
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 98 750,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 328 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 324 128,85
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 86 875,00
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 86 875,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 72 500,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 57 500,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 168 115,56
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 374,14
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 135 420,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 030,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 198 663,19
SME

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

Yes
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00