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Final Activity Report - EISOFAR (Roadmap for a European Innovative Sodium cooled Fast Reactor)

Project ID: 44824


This is the final report of the EISOFAR project funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The project aimed at enabling the European Community to define its specific research and development (R&D) strategic objectives on sodium cooled fast reactors embedded in the ongoing discussions performed within the CA on the SNF-TP. This report summarises the different stages and the characteristics of the EISOFAR project. It clarifies the high-level objectives (requirements) assigned to the future European sodium fast reactor (ESFR) and identifies the associated technological viability and performance issues. Proposals are listed for a research and development plan that is necessary to solve these issues. The identified programme has to allow selecting promising options by the end of 2009, then to choose among them, by 2012, those susceptible to optimise the meeting of the objectives. As many as possible of these options will be represented in a prototype which could be deployed from 2020. The vision presented in the document aims to be exhaustive. In a second time it is foreseen that a critical analysis of what is realised at the international level will be achieved to identify the possible complementarities with the current programmes (e.g. generation-IV SFR; national programmes) and to select the actions that can represent an original European contribution, while avoiding duplications.

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