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Central Design Team (CDT) for a Fast-spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility

Central Design Team (CDT) for a Fast-spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility

Objective

"Besides the European Global Energy Policy, the European Council adopted an action plan that covers nuclear technologies and supports research in order to ""further improve nuclear safety and the management of radioactive waste"". To obtain a more efficient and sustainable management of radioactive waste and hence reduce the burden on geological storage, one can apply partitioning and transmutation independently of future commitment or not to nuclear energy. Within European Union many R&D organisations and industries are conducting since a decade strong R&D in the Partitioning &Transmutation (P&T) field with substantial support from the European Commission. Fostering the European efforts towards a major facility realisation would be very beneficial. This will speed up the development and put Europe at lead in this field. The design of a fast spectrum transmutation experimental facility (FASTEF), able to demonstrate efficient transmutation and associated technology through a system working in subcritical mode (ADS) and/or critical mode, is thus the next step after FP6 IP-EUROTRANS. In the vision report of the ""Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technological Platform"", the need was clearly expressed for a fast-spectrum experimental system to support the development and demonstration of an alternative technology to sodium. Therefore, FASTEF is proposed to be designed to an advanced level for decision to embark for its construction at the horizon of 2012 with the following objectives: to demonstrate the ADS technology and the efficient transmutation of high level waste; to operate as a flexible irradiation facility; to contribute to the demonstration of the Lead Fast Reactor technology without jeopardising the above objectives. The work programme is subdivided in 5 WP's: WP0: Management of the Project WP1: Definition of specifications and detailed work programme of FASTEF WP2: Design of the FASTEF in sub-critical & critical mode WP3: Plant Requirements WP4: Key issues towards realisation"

Coordinator

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

Address

Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 450 821

Administrative Contact

Ludo Veuchelen (Mr.)

Participants (19)

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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 162 500

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 101 642

DEL FUNGO GIERA ENERGIA SPA*DFGE

Italy

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 131 000

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 342 500

AREVA NP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 196 548

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 133 400

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 42 782,50

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 132 500

ADAPTIVE PREDICTIVE EXPERT CONTROL ADEX SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 27 500

OXFORD TECHNOLOGIES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 43 501

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 37 400

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 65 900

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 48 905,50

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 32 600

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 23 000

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 27 500

JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

Japan

NUCLEAR TRANSMUTATION ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER OF KOREA ASSOCIATION

South Korea

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232527

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 029 789

  • EU contribution

    € 2 000 000

Coordinated by:

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

Belgium