Main Achievements Of The FP7-LEADER Collaborative Project Of The European Commission Regarding The Design Of A Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor

Didier De Bruyn, Alessandro Alemberti, Luigi Mansani, Giacomo Grasso, Giacomino Bandini, Carlo Artioli, Evaldas Bubelis, Georg Mueller, Janne Wallenius, Alfredo Orden, Sidney Michiels

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    The European Commission has organized the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform that through its Strategic Research Agenda promoted the development of fast reactors with closed fuel cycle. Among the promising reactor technologies, the Lead Fast Reactor (LFR) has been identified as a technology with great potential to meet needs for both remote sites and central power stations. The LEADER project deals with the development of such a technology through two main goals: the conceptual design of an industrial-size LFR (ELFR) and the conceptual design of a scaled down facility, the demonstration reactor called ALFRED. The European Commission, within its seventh framework programme, has approved the proposal submitted by 16 partners comprising research centres, industrial partners and universities. The project has started in April 2010 for a duration of three years. In this paper we present a synthesis of the main results of the LEADER project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICAPP13 - 2013 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
    Subtitle of host publicationNuclear Power - A Safe and Sustainable Choice for Green Future
    Place of PublicationKorea, Republic Of
    PublisherKorean Nuclear Society
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-163266038-1
    StatePublished - Apr 2013
    Event2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - Korean Nuclear Society, Jeju
    Duration: 14 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


    Conference2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

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