Partitioning And Transmuter Research Initiative in a Collaborative Innovation Action - PATRICIA

Nuclear power has low CO2 emissions and is a sustainable energy source. However, its safety and waste issues cannot be disregarded. The solution for achieving reduced nuclear waste is to recycle spent fuel. To address this challenge, the EU-funded PATRICIA project aims to follow the EU’s plan for sustainable nuclear energy that describes the technical needs of fuel recycling. To this end, the project will investigate advanced partitioning to efficiently separate the radioactive chemical americium from spent fuel, and it will study the development of transmutation systems. It will also explore the behaviour of americium-bearing fuel under irradiation and conduct safety-related research. The project’s results will pave the way for better radioactive waste management and use of fuel resource

Partner organizations

  • Nuclear Research And Consultancy Group (Research Institute, Netherlands)
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission (Public, Belgium)
  • Texas A&M University (Academic, United States)
  • Sardegna Ricerce (CRS4) (Research Institute, Italy)
  • State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation - Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, Joint Stock Company (Private, Russia)
  • Delft University of Technology (Academic, Netherlands)
  • Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) (Private, Italy)
  • National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) (Private, United Kingdom)
  • Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie (SCK-CEN) (Research Institute, Belgium)
  • Regia Autonoma Tehnologii Pentru Energia Nucleara - Raten (Private, Romania)
  • Centrum vuzkumu Rez s.r.o. (Research Institute, Czech Republic)
  • Heidelberg University (Academic, Germany)
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Academic, Sweden)
  • CERN (Public, Switzerland)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (Private, Germany)
  • The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Research Institute, Belgium)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Academic, Germany)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (Ciemat) (Research Institute, Spain)
  • The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) (Research Institute, France)
  • University of Leeds (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) (Private, Finland)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (Research Institute, South Korea)
  • Ghent university (Academic, Belgium)
  • Paul Scherrer Institut (Research Institute, Switzerland)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Academic, Italy)
  • University of Pisa (Academic, Italy)
Start date 01/01/2020
End date 31/12/2024

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