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EUropean QUalification Approach for Low EnrIched Fuel sYstems for secure production supply of medical isotopes

Project description

Securing Europe’s capacity to produce medical radioisotopes

The EU is the major world operator of research reactors and supplier of medical radioisotopes. To ensure the supply of research reactors’ fuels and targets, low-enriched uranium (LEU) is key. Success hinges on technological solutions for converting high-enriched uranium to LEU in research reactors. The EU-funded EU-QUALIFY project will bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts, including fuel designers and manufacturers, reactor operators and researchers, to qualify these fuels and the capability to fabricate these fuels. The findings of this project will ensure the availability of high-performance research reactors in Europe, which produce the majority of medical isotopes.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2019-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
€ 2 847 125

Participants (5)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 954 680
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAMATOME
France
EU contribution
€ 3 240 125
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN
France
EU contribution
€ 60 125
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 641 871
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments