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FAbrication, Irradiation and Reprocessing of FUELS and targets for transmutation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232624

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2009

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 320 810,61

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

Objective

FAbrication, Irradiation and Reprocessing of FUELS and targets for transmutation (FAIRFUELS) provides a way towards a more efficient use of fissile material in nuclear reactors with a view to reducing the volume and hazard of high level long-lived radioactive waste, closing the nuclear fuel cycle. In order to contribute to the competitiveness of Europe, the Collaborative Project FAIRFUELS will conduct appropriate studies in synergy with other fuel and actinide partitioning & transmutation projects while maintaining close links with Gen IV International Forum. In fabrication technology and assessment of transmutation performance, FAIRFUELS will focus on minor actinides. Dedicated fuels will be fabricated and a fairly comprehensive irradiation programme will be carried out to address transmutation performance. In parallel, FAIRFUELS will conduct Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) of certain previously irradiated fuels and targets to provide in-depth information on their irradiation behaviour. In support of the PIE, modelling aspects of these fuels will be developed. A training and education programme will also be implemented to share the knowledge among the community, with a link to other related projects. In accordance with the road-mapping exercise undertaken in FP6 and the SNE-TP vision report, the FAIRFUELS consortium, comprising of nuclear research bodies, industry, European Joint Research Centres, and European universities, will endeavour to improve our knowledge in the area of fuels and targets to form a basis for the development of future demonstration systems.

Coordinator

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Address

Westerduinweg 3
1755 Le Petten

Netherlands

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 009 163,30

Administrative Contact

Ralph Hania (Mr.)

Participants (10)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 485 160

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 71 400

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 918 552,80

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 178 652,40

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 493

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

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 155 563,50

SERCO LTD

United Kingdom

ENERGY, SAFETY AND RISK CONSULTANTS(UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 12 015

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232624

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2009

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 320 810,61

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

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