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European research Programme for the transmutation of high level nuclear waste in an accelerator driven system

Objective

IP EUROTRANS is devoted to transmutation of high-level waste, focusing on transmutation in an Accelerator Driven System (ADS). The objective is the design and the feasibility assessment of an industrial ADS prototype dedicated to transmutation. The work is carried out by a consortium of 29 partners from 14 countries.

The objectives of the 5 technical domains are:

DM1 Design: Develop a detailed design of a proton accelerator-driven, windowless 100MW sub-critical XT-ADS (Pb-Bi for coolant and spallation target, MOX fuel), together with a conceptual design of a Generic ETD (Pb for coolant and spallation target, minor actinide (MA) oxide fuel). Carry out an economic assessment and safety study of the two designs.

DM2 ECATS: Provide validated experimental input form relevant experiments at sufficient power (20-100 kW) on the coupling of an accelerator, a spallation target an a sub-critical blanket. DM3

AFTRA: Develop U-free oxide fuels such as (Pu, MA, Zr)O2 or CERCER (Pu, MA)O2+MgO or CERMET (Pu, MA)O2 + Mo, with a view to their use both in XT-ADS and Generic ETD, requiring design and modelling, safety assessment, out-of-pile fuel-property measurements, irradiation tests and fuel qualification in HFR and Phénix reactors.

DM4 DEMETRA: Develop and assess structural materials, thermalhydraulics, and heavy-liquid metal technologies for transmutation systems in respect to spallation target material and to coolant.

DM5 NUDATRA: Improve nuclear data evaluated files and models needed to perform the design work.

Call for proposal

EURATOMCALL2004-FIXEDDEADLINE
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

KARLSRUHE INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaisertrasse 12
Karlsruhe
Germany

Participants (32)

ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPLICATIONS SA
France
Address
20 Rue Diesel
Saint Genis Pouilly
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
Genova
NEXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1100 Daresbury Park - Daresbury
Warrington
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Fédération
Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
3 Rue Michel-ange
Paris
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA
Italy
Address
Via Palabanda 9
Cagliari
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
Magallanes 3
Madrid
ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L' ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
2358 Roma
RESEAU EUROPEEN POUR L'ENSEIGNEMENT DU NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
Cea Saclay - Institut National Des Sciences Et Techniques Nucléaires - Batiment 395
Gif-sur-yvette Cedex
AREVA NP SAS
France
Address
1 Place De La Coupole - Tour Areva
Paris La Defense
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
Juelich
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM DRESDEN ROSSENDORF E.V.
Germany
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 128
POB 51 01 19 Dresden
ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
Address
Chemin Du Cyclotron, 3
Louvain-la-neuve
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi, 40
Frascati
INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY
Bulgaria
Address
Tzarigradsko Shausse 72
Sofia
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR
Portugal
Address
Apartado 21, Estrada Nacional 10
Sacavem
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Postbus 25 Petten
USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Husinec - Rez 130
Rez
OXFORD TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
15 Picklers Hill
Abingdon
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Address
Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Bruxelles
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING S.A.
Belgium
Address
Avenue Ariane 7
Brussels
AREVA NP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
Erlangen
NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Booths Hall, Chelford Road
Knutsford - Cheshire
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
Stockholm
DEL FUNGO GIERA ENERGIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Durini 23
Milano
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR POWER & NUCLEAR RESEARCH-SOSNY
Belarus
Address
Acad. A.k. Krasin Str. 99
Minsk
JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Japan
Address
Muramatsu 4-49
Tokai-mura
GESELLSCHAFT FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG M.B.H.
Germany
Address
Planckstr. 1
Darmstadt