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Partitioning and Transmutation European Roadmap for Sustainable nuclear energy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36418

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-EURATOM-NUWASTE

  • Overall budget:

    € 765 615

  • EU contribution

    € 600 000

Coordinated by:

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

Objective

Almost 2 billion people around the world have no access to electricity and the problem will worsen as the global population continues to grow. The World Energy Council's WEC Statement 2000 points out that although global reliance on fossil fuels and large hydro will remain strong through 2020, these will not be able to meet the world's long-term electricity demand in a sustainable manner. As a consequence, WEC concludes that the role of nuclear power must be stabilised with the aim of possible future extensions.

A closed fuel cycle is a prerequisite for making nuclear energy a sustainable one. This can be reached by deploying advanced partitioning and efficient transmutation systems to reduce the burden on the geological storage. This objective is of relevance both for countries committed to nuclear energy in the future and for countries not committed to a further deployment of nuclear energy.

The Objectives of this CA is to deliver a European vision for the deployment of the partitioning and transmutation technology up to the scale level of pilot plants for all its components.

The CA action-working programme is organised in 6 WPs as indicated below:
-WP1: Rational and added value of P and T for waste management policies
-WP2: Review and selection of Relevant Fuel Cycle Strategies in Europe supplemented by Regional Context for Development and Deployment.
-WP3: Fuel Cycle Facilities related to Reprocessing.
-WP4: Fuel cycle facilities related Fuel Fabrication Demonstration.
-WP5: Fuel cycle facilities and Associated Technology (ies) for transmutation.
-WP6: Integration and Evaluation of Resources and Time Planning.

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Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Address

Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Bruxelles

Belgium

Participants (16)

ANSALDO NUCLEARE S.P.A.

Italy

AREVA NP SAS

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR.

Portugal

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.

Czechia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36418

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-EURATOM-NUWASTE

  • Overall budget:

    € 765 615

  • EU contribution

    € 600 000

Coordinated by:

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium