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End User Requirement fOr Process heat Applications with Innovative Reactors for Sustainable energy supply

End User Requirement fOr Process heat Applications with Innovative Reactors for Sustainable energy supply

Objective

The development of GENERATION IV nuclear systems is identified as an important objective of the present Euratom work programme. The significant support given in FP5 and FP6 allowed Europe to acquire strong assets in the technology of one of the 6 GENERATION IV reactor types, the (V)HTR. In line with these assets and with the recommendation of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform, which points out high temperature industrial process heat applications of nuclear energy as one of 3 major axes of development recommended for European nuclear R&D, the EUROPAIRS project proposes a step forward towards industrial application of (V)HTR technology: the objective of EUROPAIRS is to identify the boundary conditions for the viability of nuclear cogeneration systems connected to conventional industrial processes and to initiate the partnership of nuclear organisations and end-user industries, which would be deployed in a further step to develop a Demonstrator coupling a (V)HTR with industrial processes (the boundary condition framework defines technical, industrial, economical, licensing and safety requirements for the nuclear system, the processes that can consume the energy generated, and the coupling system).
For that purpose, 1) A strong partnership of nuclear industrial and R&D organisations with process heat user industries, which is absolutely needed, will be built, based on the joint participation of nuclear and heat end-user partners. The implementation of the project will allow a better understanding of these two communities through mutual information, as well as a sharing of the objectives and of the development programme for the demonstrator. 2) Boundary conditions for nuclear cogeneration will be defined from the points of view of technical feasibility, industrial practicability, licensing acceptability (with the input of Regulator and TSO partners), sustainability and economic competitiveness. The critical issues will be identified, solutions of viable coupling schemes will be proposed and R&D needs pointed out. 3) A roadmap for designing and constructing a demonstrator will be elaborated, including the developments needed for the reactor, the heat transport system and the process heat applications, as well as the R&D and qualification actions required in support of this programme. A schedule will be proposed as well as an estimation of the costs and a sketch of the business case for further industrial deployment.
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Coordinator

AREVA GMBH

Address

Paul-Gossen-Strasse 100
91052 Erlangen

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 80 463

Administrative Contact

Edgar Bogusch (Mr.)

Participants (26)

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AREVA NP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 45 852

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 37 409

WOOD NUCLEAR LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 40 032

FORTUM NUCLEAR SERVICES LTD

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 17 215

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 25 752

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 30 910

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 22 416

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 25 055

KT - KINETICS TECHNOLOGY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 39 298

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 67 615

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 52 511

PROCHEM SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 20 843

SAIPEM SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 65 125

TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 65 472

TUV NORD ENSYS HANNOVER GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 20 843

Koninklijke DSM N.V.

Netherlands

ZAKLADY AZOTOWE KEDZIERZYN SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 20 843

L AIR LIQUIDE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 22 457

ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 37 103

Baaten Energy Consulting

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 62 786

NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT

South Africa

SOLVAY SA

Belgium

ALSTOM POWER SYSTEMS

France

VINCOTTE NUCLEAR SAFETY SA

Belgium

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

PREUSSENELEKTRA GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232651

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 501 364

  • EU contribution

    € 800 000

Coordinated by:

AREVA GMBH

Germany