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Gas-cooled fast reactor concept review studies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKI-CT-2000-00059

  • Start date

    1 September 2000

  • End date

    31 August 2002

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 499 921

  • EU contribution

    € 249 961

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.

United Kingdom

Objective

Cost competitive nuclear fission power is likely to form a prominent part of a balanced energy supply mix in the next century. Within the nuclear park, fully developed commercial fast breeder reactors, able to meet the most up-to-date safety and economic targets, will be required if uranium is to be considered a truly sustainable energy source for future generations. The sodium-cooled fast reactor has reached an advanced stage of development, but the major factors influencing the choice of coolant in the early days of fast breeder development are less important today. Now there is a strong emphasis on in-service inspection, elimination of coolant chemical hazards, improved core safety parameters and the ability to incinerate wastes. In these respects a gas coolant could offer significant advantages over sodium.

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Coordinator

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.

Address

Chelford Road, Booths Hall
Wa16 8qz Knutsford

United Kingdom

Participants (4)

BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC

United Kingdom

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKI-CT-2000-00059

  • Start date

    1 September 2000

  • End date

    31 August 2002

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 499 921

  • EU contribution

    € 249 961

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.

United Kingdom