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.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action