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Lead-cooled European Advanced Demonstration Reactor

Objective

The LEADER proposal deals with the development to a conceptual level of a Lead Fast Reactor Industrial size plant and of a scaled demonstrator of the LFR technology. The proposal is based on previous achievements obtained during the 6th FP of the EU in the ELSY project but takes into account the indications emerged from the European Strategic Research Agenda as well as the main goals of the European Industrial Initiative on Fission. As a consequence the project is strongly committed to the conceptual design of a scaled/pilot plant to be constructed in the relatively short term. The focus of the first part of activity will be the resolutions of the key issues emerged in the frame of the ELSY project to reach a new reference reactor configuration. This updated reactor configuration of an industrial size LFR will be used to design a low cost and fully representative scaled down prototype of a suitable size. The project foresee an important involvement of End-Users and Safety Authorities from the beginning of the design process to help the plant conception and to assure high safety standards. Education and Training activities are included in a specific work package where European Universities are directly involved with the aim to grow-up the future nuclear energy designer. The LEADER projects takes strongly into account the others already proposed or on-going EU projects. All projects dedicated to R&D and material developments, projects dedicated to the development of ADS systems for transmutation or related to the development of fast reactors (VELLA, CDT, CP-ESFR, GETMAT, FAIRFUELS, ACSEPT, EUFRAT, F-BRIDGE, ACSEPT, ACTINET-I3, THINS) have strong synergies with LEADER toward the development of a Lead cooled fast reactor system. The project Partners are convinced that fostering the European efforts towards a LFR demonstration/pilot plant realization would be very beneficial, will speed up the development needed and establish Europe as a leader in this field.
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Coordinator

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA

Address

Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 571 074

Administrative Contact

Alessandro Alemberti (Dr.)

Participants (16)

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AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 58 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 124 387

Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 307 600

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

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 370 000

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 304 000

REGIA AUTONOMA PENTRU ACTIVITATI NUCLEARE DROBETA TR. SEVERIN RA SUCURSALA CERCETARI NUCLEARE PITESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 128 900

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 130 000

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 125 280

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

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 306 330

S.R.S. Servizi di Ricerche e Sviluppo Societa a Responsabilita Limitata

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 103 300

UJV REZ, a. s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 51 997

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 10 720

M.E. RIVUS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 249668

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    2 April 2010

  • End date

    1 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 699 396,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 994 088

Coordinated by:

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA

Italy

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