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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.

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Call for proposal

EURATOMCALL2004-FIXEDDEADLINE
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AREVA NP SAS
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Place De La Coupole - Tour Areva
Paris La Defense
France

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Participants (36)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
Genova

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BELGONUCLEAIRE SA
Belgium
Address
Avenue Ariane 4
Brussels

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NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1100 Daresbury Park - Daresbury
Warrington

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COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES MATIERES NUCLEAIRES
France
Address
Rue Paul Dautier, N 2
Velizy

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COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Fédération
Paris

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
Delft

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ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
Paris

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ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris

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EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
Magallanes 3
Madrid

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AREVA NP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
3032 Erlangen

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
Juelich

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UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart

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JSPM JEUMONT SYSTEMES DE POMPES ET DE MECANISMES
France
Address
Rue De L'industrie 27
PB 189 Jeumont

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels

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ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT VERSUCHSREAKTOR GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-johnen-strasse
PB 1160 Juelich

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NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Booths Hall, Chelford Road
Knutsford - Cheshire

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NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Postbus 25 Petten

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USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Husinec - Rez 130
Rez

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PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi

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SGL CARBON GMBH
Germany
Address
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 18
Meitingen

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STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Address
Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Bruxelles

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SERCO LTD
United Kingdom
Address
16 Bartley Wood Business Park
Hook

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SERVICES TRADING EUROPEAN PARTNERS
France
Address
Rue Des Plaideurs 37
Saint Jean Aux Boix

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SOCIETE DE MECANIQUE MAGNETIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Rue Des Champs 2
Saint Marcel

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SUEZ-TRACTEBEL SA
Belgium
Address
Place Du Trône 1
Brussels

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UCAR SNC
France
Address
La Lechere - Usine De Notre Dame De Brianon
Aigueblanche

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UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Address
Via Lungarno Pacinotti 43
Pisa

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HOCHSCHULE ZITTAU/GOERLITZ
Germany
Address
Theodor-koerner-allee 16
PB 1455 Zittau

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester

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VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
Rhode-saint-genèse

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VUJE A.S.
Slovakia
Address
Okruzna 5
Trnava

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INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
77-83 Avenue Du General De Gaulle
Clamart

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ANSALDO NUCLEARE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via N. Lorenzi
Genova

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ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
Roma

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid

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LAGRANGE SARL
France
Address
Rue De La Grange Aux Belles 37
Paris

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