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ReActor for Process heat, Hydrogen And ELectricity generation

Objective

The Project addresses the viability & performance of the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR). This innovative system is not only meant at competitive & safe power generation, but also at industrial process heat supply, in particular for hydrogen production. It offers significant advantages with its inherent safety features and the related simplification of the system, its robust fuel without significant radioactive release, its high efficiency and use of any fissile/fertile material. explored to achieve the challenging performances required for VHTR (900-1000°C, up to 200 GWd/t). The selection and qualification of materials for very high temperature components, graphite internals and vessel is a key area of the Project. The critical components (in particular the intermediate heat exchanger) are developed. The demonstration of the unique robustness of the fuel is extended to higher temperature & burn-up. The fabrication of advanced fuel with higher performances is tested. The irradiated fuel behaviour in disposal conditions is studied. Computer tools for reactor physics, safety analysis and fuel behaviour are qualified through comparison with experimental data including those resulting from tests planned in the Project. Moreover the modelling of the fuel irradiation behaviour is improved. A safety approach adapted to the specific features of modular VHTR is elaborated. Finally an evaluation of the viability & performance of the whole system is achieved.

This programme has been set-up to compliment and support European national VHTR programmes and to contribute to the international effort on GENERATION IV VHTR projects. As the Project addresses issues raising major concerns for the future (energy and fresh water supply, climate change, natural resource preservation), it will pay special attention to education & communication.

Call for proposal

EURATOMCALL2004-FIXEDDEADLINE
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

AREVA NP SAS
Address
Place De La Coupole - Tour Areva
Paris La Defense
France

Participants (36)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
Genova
BELGONUCLEAIRE SA
Belgium
Address
Avenue Ariane 4
Brussels
NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1100 Daresbury Park - Daresbury
Warrington
COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES MATIERES NUCLEAIRES
France
Address
Rue Paul Dautier, N 2
Velizy
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Fédération
Paris
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
Delft
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
Paris
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
Magallanes 3
Madrid
AREVA NP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
3032 Erlangen
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
Juelich
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
JSPM JEUMONT SYSTEMES DE POMPES ET DE MECANISMES
France
Address
Rue De L'industrie 27
PB 189 Jeumont
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT VERSUCHSREAKTOR GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-strasse
PB 1160 Juelich
NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Booths Hall, Chelford Road
Knutsford - Cheshire
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Postbus 25 Petten
USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Husinec - Rez 130
Rez
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
SGL CARBON GMBH
Germany
Address
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 18
Meitingen
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Address
Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Bruxelles
SERCO LTD
United Kingdom
Address
16 Bartley Wood Business Park
Hook
SERVICES TRADING EUROPEAN PARTNERS
France
Address
Rue Des Plaideurs 37
Saint Jean Aux Boix
SOCIETE DE MECANIQUE MAGNETIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Rue Des Champs 2
Saint Marcel
SUEZ-TRACTEBEL SA
Belgium
Address
Place Du Trône 1
Brussels
UCAR SNC
France
Address
La Lechere - Usine De Notre Dame De Brianon
Aigueblanche
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Address
Via Lungarno Pacinotti 43
Pisa
HOCHSCHULE ZITTAU/GOERLITZ
Germany
Address
Theodor-koerner-allee 16
PB 1455 Zittau
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
Rhode-saint-genèse
VUJE A.S.
Slovakia
Address
Okruzna 5
Trnava
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
77-83 Avenue Du General De Gaulle
Clamart
ANSALDO NUCLEARE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via N. Lorenzi
Genova
ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
Roma
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
LAGRANGE SARL
France
Address
Rue De La Grange Aux Belles 37
Paris