The team is delighted to announce eight new H2020 projects!
H2020-EURATOM funding success
LGI will partner in 8 new European-funded collaborative projects starting in June: CORTEX, ESFR SMART, GENIORS, GEMINI+, INSPYRE, INSIDER, FOREvER and TRANSAT.
CORTEX (CORe monitoring Techniques and EXperimental validation and demonstration)
The CORTEX project aims at developing an innovative core monitoring technique that allows detecting anomalies in nuclear reactors, such as excessive vibrations of core internals, flow blockage amongst others.
ESFR-SMART (European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools)
The ESFR-SMART project will focus on improving the safety of advanced sodium-cooled fast reactors (SFR), bringing SFR technology closer to carbon-free electricity generation and reducing the volume and storage time of nuclear waste.
GENIORS (GEN IV Integrated Oxide fuels recycling strategies)
GEMINI+ (Research and Development in support of the GEMINI Initiative)
The GEMINI+ project will provide a conceptual design for a high temperature nuclear cogeneration system for the supply of process steam to industry, a framework for the licensing of such a system and a business plan for a full scale demonstration. This will allow to establish standards to comply with the requirements of the revised Euratom Safety Directive. It will also pave the way for robust science-based recommendations to be made to EU decision-makers.
INSPYRE (Investigations Supporting MOX Fuel Licensing in ESNII Prototype Reactors)
INSPYRE’s aim is to maximise the amount of information extractable from qualification irradiation tests, and ultimately to decrease their number. It also intends to decrease the time needed to qualify fuel and accelerate the learning curve. This project will leverage the advances in experiments and simulation to shed light on the mechanisms governing these changes and provide reliable and accurate data, as well as physics‐based behaviour models on a significant number of important issues.
INSIDER (Improved Nuclear SIte characterization for waste minimization in Decommissioning and Dismantling (D&D) operations under constrained EnviRonments)
INSIDER aims to define the best strategy for waste production optimisation by focusing on characterisation strategy and methodology improvements. The project expects to refine the EU policy and put forward new and improved solutions for the management of radioactive waste.
FOREvER (Fuel fOR REsEarch Reactors)
The overall purpose of the FOREvER project is to secure the supply of nuclear fuel for research reactors in Europe. It also aims to address key challenges related to both the energy and health sectors.
TRANSAT (TRANSversal Actions for Tritium)
The TRANSAT project aims to expand the knowledge in technical solutions to mitigate the release of tritium. This project will benefit nuclear waste producers, nuclear waste repositories and nuclear safety authorities. It will also expand the knowledge on tritium and further enhance regulatory oversight of tritium-related activities, especially wherever tritiated particles are expected.
We are very proud of this achievement and excited to work with new teams!