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Michelangelo network competitiveness and sustainability of nuclear energy in the European union

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKI-CT-2001-20180

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    30 November 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 423 110

  • EU contribution

    € 1 100 000

Coordinated by:

SOCIETE FRAMATOME

France

Objective

The objective of MICANET is to propose a strategy for the European R&D aimed at keeping the industrial nuclear option open in 21st Century. The approach will be global, including all aspects, from fuel cycle front end to final disposal, from technico-economic issues to political, social and psychologic dimensions of acceptance, connecting in a network projects that can contribute to MICANET objectives. Criteria of competitiveness and sustainability will be defined, to be satisfied for securing durability of nuclear energy. In front of new challenges, innovative approaches will be encouraged. Non-electricity applications of nuclear energy (e.g. hydrogen production, desalination) will be assessed. Existing means for R&D (expertise, test facilities) will be compared to needs and a policy for developing research centres of excellence in Europe will be proposed. Co-operation with similar foreign initiatives, in particular GENERATION IV, will be searched.

The objective of MICANET is to elaborate a European R&D strategy corresponding to the actual needs of industry for facing more and more stringent challenges of competitiveness and sustainability. It will promote innovative approaches , maybe the only solution to face such challenges. MICANET approach will be global, including all aspects, from fuel cycle front end to final disposal , from technico-economic issues to political, social and psychologic dimensions of acceptance, proposing an appropriate balance of efforts between short, medium and long-term R&D, connecting in a network the various projects , which can contribute to MICANET objectives. It will lay the foundations of a long-term stable partnership between the main European organisations of nuclear industry and research, which will be the only way to support future large projects. MICANET will act for the development an effective/active European partnership to the U.S. initiative GENERATIONIV.

Coordinator

SOCIETE FRAMATOME

Address

Tour Framatome
92084 Paris La Defense

France

Participants (18)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA

Italy

BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC

United Kingdom

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Belgium

COMPAGNIE GÉNÉRALE DES MATIÈRES NUCLÉAIRES

France

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT

Germany

FORTUM NUCLEAR SERVICES OY

Finland

FRAMATOME ANP GMBH

Germany

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Italy

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.

United Kingdom

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

TRACTEBEL SA

Belgium

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

VUJE TRNAVA INC - ENGINEERING, DESIGN AND RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Slovakia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKI-CT-2001-20180

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    30 November 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 423 110

  • EU contribution

    € 1 100 000

Coordinated by:

SOCIETE FRAMATOME

France