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Fuel For Transmutation Of Transuranium Elements

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKW-CT-2001-00148

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    30 November 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 298 436

  • EU contribution

    € 1 700 000

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

Objective

Several technical issues have to be addressed to demonstrate the feasibility of Accelerator Driven System to transmute long-life radionuclides. One of the most critical is the fuel and fuel cycle issue. This project aims at giving all the basic elements, which are sorely lacking to design fuel and fuel cycle dedicated to the transmutation. So, it is essentially focused firstly on experimental work: synthesis and characterization of new actinide-based oxide compounds, development of fabrication and reprocessing processes, and, secondly on modelling calculation: design optimisation, performance prediction, safety behaviour. An irradiation programme is also proposed to be realized however beyond this programme to qualify and validate the selected fuel and design option(s).

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

Address

Cea/Saclay
91191 Gif Sur Yvette

France

Participants (7)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC

United Kingdom

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC

United Kingdom

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT

Germany

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

SERCO LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKW-CT-2001-00148

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    30 November 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 298 436

  • EU contribution

    € 1 700 000

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France