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FAST Nuclear Emergency Tools (FASTNET) (FASTNET)

Start date: 01 Oct 2015, End date: 30 Sep 2019,

When dealing with emergency, two issues with fully different time requirements and operational objectives, and thus different methods and tools, have to be considered: emergency preparedness and emergency response. This project will address both issues by combining the efforts of organizations active in these two areas to make already identified deterministic reference tools and methods a decisive ...
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The overall aim of the SOTERIA project is to improve the understanding of the ageing phenomena occurring in reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels and in the internal steels (internals) in order to provide crucial information to regulators and operators to ensure safe long-term operation (LTO) of existing European nuclear power plants (NPPs). SOTERIA has set up a collaborative research consortium wh ...
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The stabilization of molten corium is recognised as essential if a safe and stable state is to be reached following a severe accident. Among the possible options, In-Vessel Melt Retention (IVMR) appears as an attractive solution that would minimize the risks of containment failure (less Hydrogen produced, no corium-concrete interaction), if it can be proved to be feasible.The strategy is already a ...
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The HORIZON 2020 EURATOM Collaborative Project “Cement-based materials, properties, evolution, barrier functions (Cebama)” is developed with the overall objective to support implementation of geological disposal of nuclear waste by improving the knowledge base for the Safety Case. Cement-based materials are highly relevant in this context, being used as waste forms, liners and structural component ...
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Visegrad Initiative for Nuclear Cooperation (VINCO)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2018,

After a common expression of willingness to cooperate and legal establishment of V4G4 Centre of Excellence Association, VINCO project represents the next stage of capacity building in nuclear technologies in Central European countries. Participating countries defined already their specializations: helium technology in Czech Republic, design and safety analyses in Slovakia, fuel studies in Hungary ...
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The supercritical CO2 Heat Removal System (sCO2-HeRo)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2018,

"Raising nuclear reactor safety to a higher level - The supercritical CO2 heat removal system - "sCO2-HeRo"The “supercritical CO2 heat removal system”, sCO2-HeRo, safely, reliably and efficiently removes residual heat from nuclear fuel without the requirement of external power sources. This system therefore can be considered as an excellent backup cooling system for the reactor core or the spent f ...
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Severe Accident Facilities for European Safety Targets (SAFEST)

Start date: 01 Jul 2014, End date: 30 Jun 2018,

"Severe accident with core meltdown is a threat to the containment integrity. As Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents demonstrate, significant release of radioactive products into the environment can cause severe consequences both for people's health and the country's economy. Severe accidents are the focus of considerable research involving substantial human and financial resources worldwide. The re ...
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CAST (CArbon-14 Source Term) (CAST)

Start date: 01 Oct 2013, End date: 31 Mar 2018,

The CAST project (CArbon-14 Source Term) aims to develop understanding of the generation and release of 14C from radioactive waste materials under conditions relevant to waste packaging and disposal to underground geological disposal facilities. The project will focus on releases from irradiated metals (steels, Zircaloys) and from ion-exchange materials as dissolved and gaseous species. A study t ...
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European Supply of SAfe NUclear Fuel (ESSANUF)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Oct 2017,

The overall aim of the project is to create greater security of energy supply and contribute to the security of supply of nuclear fuel for Russian designed pressurized water reactors (VVER) operating in the EU by diversification of fuel sources in the short / medium term and in full compliance with nuclear safety standards. By that, the project addresses the topic NFRP 16 – 2015. The scientific ob ...
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Preparing ESNII for HORIZON 2020 (ESNII plus)

Start date: 01 Sep 2013, End date: 31 Aug 2017,

Preparing ESNII for HORIZON 2020The aim of this cross-cutting project is to develop a broad strategic approach to advanced fission systems in Europe in support of the European Sustainable Industrial Initiative (ESNII) within the SET-Plan. The project aims to prepare ESNII structuration and deployment strategy, to ensure efficient European coordinated research on Reactor Safety for the next generat ...
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Advanced Safety Assessment : Extended PSA (ASAMPSA_E)

Start date: 01 Jul 2013, End date: 31 Dec 2016,

The Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan resulted from the combination of two correlated extreme external events (earthquake and tsunami). The consequences (flooding in particular) went beyond what was considered in the initial NPP design. Such situations can be identified using PSA methodology that complements the deterministic approach for beyond design accidents. If the performance of a Level 1 ...
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Preparing NUGENIA for HORIZON2020 (NUGENIA-PLUS)

Start date: 01 Sep 2013, End date: 30 Sep 2016,

Preparing NUGENIA for HORIZON 2020The objective of the NUGENIA+ project is to support the NUGENIA Association in its role to coordinate and integrate European research on safety of the Gen II and III nuclear installations in order to better ensure their safe long term operation, integrating private and public efforts, and initiating international collaboration that will create added value in its a ...
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Full Scale Demonstration of Plugs and Seals (DOPAS)

Start date: 01 Sep 2012, End date: 31 Aug 2016,

DOPAS aims to improve the adequacy and consistency regarding industrial feasibility of plugs and seals, the measurement of their characteristics, the control of their behavior over time in repository conditions and also their hydraulic performance acceptable with respect to the safety objectives.This DOPAS project addresses the design basis, reference designs and strategies to demonstrate the comp ...
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The objective of PLATENSO is to provide a proposal towards establishing the legal base for a European Entity on Socio-Economic matters linked to nuclear technology and to develop recommendations for research strategies in PLATENSO countries. Thereby the capabilities of research institutes in Central and Eastern European countries to take part in EU research with respect to governance, social and s ...
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Safety of ACtinide Separation proceSSes (SACSESS)

Start date: 01 Mar 2013, End date: 30 Jun 2016,

"Nuclear power plays a key role in limiting EU’s greenhouse gases emissions, and makes an important contribution to improve European Union’s independence, security and diversity of energy supply. However, its social acceptance is closely linked to an enhanced safety in the management of long-lived radioactive waste contributing to resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness of this energy and ensur ...
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Recent safety assessments nuclear waste repositories have shown that the formation and stability of colloids may have a direct impact on the overall performance of the repository.The main aim of the BELBaR project is increase the knowledge of the processes that controls clay colloid stability, generation and ability to transport radionuclides. The overall purpose of the project will be to suggest ...
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NUCLEAR REACTOR SAFETY SIMULATION PLATFORM (NURESAFE)

Start date: 01 Jan 2013, End date: 31 Dec 2015,

After the 2011 disaster that occurred in Japan, improvement of nuclear safety appears more clearly as a paramount condition for further development of nuclear industry. The NURESAFE project addresses engineering aspects of nuclear safety, especially those relative to design basis accidents (DBA). Although the Japanese event was a severe accident, in a process of defense-in-depth, prevention and c ...
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The ALLIANCE project focuses on the preparatory phase for developing the ALLEGRO demonstrator. This is based on the Gas Fast Reactor (GFR) concept, one of the 2 alternative systems under the SET-Plan’s European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII), expected to be built in Central Europe. ALLIANCE covers a number of preliminary studies on fuel management, R&D roadmap & infrastructures ...
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"SNETP Management, Implementation, Liaison and Evolution" (SMILE)

Start date: 01 Jun 2011, End date: 31 May 2014,

"The European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) was launched in 2007, and has since then issued its strategic documents. Several Working Groups have been constituted in 2010 to coordinate the implementation of the three “pillars” of the SNETP vision:- The ESNII Task Force has started preparing a “European Industrial Initiative” on Fast Neutron Reactors and closed fuel cycle- A ...
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In view of the increasing age of the European NPPs and envisaged life time extensions up to an EOL of 80 years, there is a need for an improved understanding and prediction of RPV irradiation embrittlement effects connected with long term operation (LTO). Effects caused by high neutron fluences such as the possible formation of Late Blooming Phases and as yet unknown defects must be considered ade ...
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Ageing Diagnostics and Prognostics of low-voltage I&C cables (ADVANCE)

Start date: 01 Jan 2011, End date: 31 Dec 2013,

"The assessment of the condition of low-voltage instrumentation, control, and power cables in nuclear power plants is of increasing importance as plants age and lifetime extensions are envisaged. Furthermore as new reactors are being constructed and many other are planned for the near future, the initial cables choice and the use of effective in-situ condition monitoring (CM) techniques to follow ...
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"The European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative was launched in November 2010 to anticipate the development a fleet of fast reactors with closed cycle. Three fast neutron technologies have been selected:• the Sodium cooled Fast Reactor with the ASTRID prototype• the Lead cooled Fast Reactor with the ALFRED demonstrator which will be preceded by a pilotplan MYRRHA• the Gas cooled Fast Rea ...
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"The overall objective of the project is to assess, optimise and develop the use of advanced tools for the structural integrity assessment of reactor coolant pressure boundary components (RCPB) relevant to ageing and life time management and to integrate the knowledge created in the project into mainstream nuclear industry assessment codes. Realistic failure models for some of the key components w ...
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"In nuclear power plants, materials may undergo degradation due to severe irradiation conditions that may limit their operational life. Utilities that operate these reactors need to quantify the ageing and the potential degradations of some essential structures of the power plant to ensure safe and reliable plant operation. So far, the material databases needed to take account of these degradation ...
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SITEX aims at identifying the efficient means that should be developed through the establisment of a sustainable expertise function network within a European framework with the view to:- allowing mutual understanding between regulatory bodies, TSOs and waste management organisations (WMOs) on (i) the regulatory expectations at decision holdpoints and (ii) how the scientific and technical elements ...
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"Research and technology development in the area of nuclear fission and radiation protection – under the Euratom programme – is booming. However, there is a clear need for better coordination of research activities at a European and global level – in order to further stimulate innovation and improve the EU’s competitiveness worldwide. Hence, a well-organised and proficient network of National Cont ...
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The focus of IPPA is on the establishment of arenas where different stakeholders can move forward together to increase their understanding of the issues involved in radioactive waste disposal and of their respective views. The focus is on implementation in some central and eastern European countries. The overall structure is in one end to take stock of existing research results and other experienc ...
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GEn IV and Transmutation MATerials (GETMAT)

Start date: 01 Feb 2008, End date: 31 Oct 2013,

In FP5 and FP6, a number of significant projects have been launched, aimed at investigating innovative strategies for safe and optimised radioactive waste management. In particular P/T strategies based on the use of Accelerator Driven Systems are being addressed within the integrated project EUROTRANS. Moreover, during FP6, projects were also initiated to study advanced systems, as defined in the ...
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Lead-cooled European Advanced Demonstration Reactor (LEADER)

Start date: 02 Apr 2010, End date: 01 Oct 2013,

"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 Europ ...
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Fate of Repository Gases (FORGE)

Start date: 01 Feb 2009, End date: 30 Sep 2013,

"The multiple barrier concept is the cornerstone of all proposed schemes for underground disposal of radioactive wastes. The concept invokes a series of barriers, both engineered and natural, between the waste and the surface. Achieving this concept is the primary objective of all disposal programmes, from site appraisal and characterisation to repository design and construction. However, the perf ...
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CRYSTALLINE ROCK RETENTION PROCESSES (CROCK)

Start date: 01 Jan 2011, End date: 30 Jun 2013,

"The EURATOM FP7 Collaborative Project “Crystalline Rock Retention Processes” (CP CROCK) is established with the overall objective to develop a methodology for decreasing the uncertainty in the long-term prediction of the radionuclide migration in the crystalline rock far-field. The project is launched in response to the need identified in conjunction with selection of retention data for the forth ...
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Severe Accident Research Network of Excellence 2 (SARNET2)

Start date: 01 Apr 2009, End date: 31 Mar 2013,

Most of the actors involved in severe accident research in Europe, plus Canada, Korea and the United States (41 partners), will network in SARNET2 (Severe Accident Research NETwork of Excellence - Phase 2) their capacities of research in order to resolve important pending issues on postulated severe accidents of existing and future Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). The project has been defined in order ...
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The objective of the proposal is based on the outcome of PATEROS CA to assess more in depth the regional approach to P&T implementation. It will respond to one of the key-topics put forward by the Strategic Research Agenda of SNETP. The project intends to look at the economical aspects of the most realistic scenario for P&T with the hypothesis: limit the MA bearing fuel transport and limit the MA ...
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Cooperation in education In Nuclear CHemistry (CINCH)

Start date: 01 Feb 2010, End date: 31 Jan 2013,

The renaissance of nuclear power will require a significant increase of the numbers of the respective specialists, among others also nuclear chemists. Because the current situation in nuclear chemistry education and training in Europe is quite diverse, the project aims at its coordination. The system developed should enable formation of a long-term Euratom Fission Training Scheme (EFTS) providing ...
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The entire project of cooperation with Russia in the development of common ground for cooperation in nuclear education, training and knowledge management consists of two parallel projects, i.e. this ENEN-RU project on the EU side and the project titled “Innovative Nuclear Education Towards Peace, Prosperity & Sustainable Development” on the Russian side. The objectives of the entire project are: - ...
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Actinide reCycling by SEParation and Transmutation (ACSEPT)

Start date: 01 Mar 2008, End date: 30 Sep 2012,

"Actinide recycling by separation and transmutation is considered worldwide and particularly in several European countries as one of the most promising strategies to reduce the inventory of radioactive waste, thus contributing to make nuclear energy sustainable. Consistently with potentially viable recycling strategies, the Collaborative Project ACSEPT will provide a structured R&D framework to de ...
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NUclear Reactor Integrated Simulation Project (NURISP)

Start date: 01 Jan 2009, End date: 30 Jun 2012,

The target of the proposed NURISP Collaborative Project is to make new and significant steps towards a European Reference Simulation Platform for applications relevant to present PWR and BWR and to future reactors. The roadmap of this Simulation Platform will be proposed to be part of the future Strategic Research Agenda of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNE-TP). The first st ...
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REDOX PHENOMENA CONTROLLING SYSTEMS (RECOSY)

Start date: 01 Apr 2008, End date: 31 Mar 2012,

Main objectives of ReCosy are the sound understanding of redox phenomena controlling the long-term release/retention of radionuclides in nuclear waste disposal and providing tools to apply the results to Performance Assessment/Safety Case. Although redox is not a new geochemical problem, different questions are still not resolved and thus raised by implementers and scientists. From a top-down appr ...
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Heavy Liquid Metal Network (HeLiMnet)

Start date: 20 Jan 2010, End date: 19 Jan 2012,

HeLiMnet is a project aimed at integrating the R&D efforts going on within and outside Europe, in different areas of investigation In particular it is intended to create a large and strong network for the diffusion of information on the HLM technologies, exploiting the characteristics of both the new information technologies in order to create a virtual space for debates, focus groups and informat ...
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The objective of this coordination action is to develop best practice guidelines for the performance of Level-2 PSA methodologies with a view to harmonization at EU level and allowing a meaningful and practical uncertainty evaluation in a Level-2 PSA. Speficic relationships with community in charge of nuclear reactor safety (utilities, safety authorities, vendors, research or services companies) ...
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