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European Gas Cooled Fast Reactor

Objectif

Fast reactors have the unique ability to be sustainable by, not only being able to generate their own fuel, but through being able to burn minor actinides to reduce the quantity and radiotoxicity of nuclear wastes. The latter ability enables fast reactors to not only burn the minor actinides produced by themselves but, in addition, the minor actinides arising from legacy wastes and thermal reactors in the nuclear park. This proposal concentrates on the gas-cooled fast reactor (GFR) with a view to developing the GFR as a more sustainable version of the very high temperature reactor (VHTR). The design goals for GFR are ambitious, aiming, initially, for a core outlet temperature of around 850 deg.C, a compact core with a power density of about 100MWth/m3, a low enough plutonium inventory to allow wide deployment, a self-sustaining core in terms of plutonium consumption, and a proliferation resistant core by not using specific plutonium breeding elements. This project will contribute Euratom’s contribution to the Generation IV system research programme. As such, it is strongly aligned with the goals and structure of the latter. In addition this project fulfills an objective of thestrategic research agenda of the European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology platform, for GFR to be developed as one of the longer-term alternatives to the sodium cooled fast reactor. The work of this project is aligned with the viability phase of the Generation IV GFR system which concludes at the end of 2012. As such this is a three year project and its objective is to contribute to the demonstration of the viability of the GFR system with regard to deployment as a commercial sustainable nuclear energy system. As well as contributing to Generation IV GFR research, this project provides the Euratom representation on the GFR System Steering Committee and the two project management boards (PMBs), namely, the Conceptual Design and Safety PMB and the Fuel and Core Materials PMB

Champ scientifique

  • /ingénierie et technologie/autres génies et technologies/ingénierie nucléaire/gestion des déchets nucléaires
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences chimiques/chimie inorganique/composés inorganiques

Appel à propositions

FP7-Fission-2009
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Régime de financement

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinateur

Jacobs Clean Energy Limited
Adresse
Chelford Road Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 396 754

Participants (21)

AREVA NP SAS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 97 732
Adresse
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 282 062
Adresse
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 149 220
Adresse
Via Lambruschini 4A
20156 Milano
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 122 928
Adresse
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 131 498
Adresse
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 124 165
Adresse
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 108 922
Adresse
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 124 110
Adresse
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 198 478
Adresse
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Type d’activité
Other
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 166 662
Adresse
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 167 450
Adresse
Moor Lane
DE24 8BJ Derby
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 220 303
Adresse
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TUV RHEINLAND INDUSTRIE SERVICE GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 104 725
Adresse
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Koln
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
S.R.S. Servizi di Ricerche e Sviluppo Societa a Responsabilita Limitata
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 76 948
Adresse
Vicolo Delle Palle 25-25/B
00186 Rome
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hongrie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 76 239
Adresse
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 94 560
Adresse
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 37 629
Adresse
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET
Hongrie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 86 759
Adresse
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1525 Budapest
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 39 842
Adresse
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Tchéquie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 109 092
Adresse
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 83 922
Adresse
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)