Innovative accident-tolerant fuel cladding materials the h2020 il trovatore perspective

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Institutes & Expert groups

  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • Kyoto University
  • University of Oxford
  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • IKET KIT INE - Karlsruhe Institute of : Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal
  • POLIMI - Politecnico di Milano
  • Drexel University
  • Li.U - Linköping University

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The Fukushima Daiichi event has demonstrated the need for improved nuclear energy safety, prompting amongst other efforts the development of accident-tolerant fuels (ATFs), which are expected to overcome the inherent technical shortcomings of the standard zircaloy/UO2 fuels. The main objective of the IL TROVATORE project is to optimize and validate, in an industrially-relevant environment, some of the most promising ATF cladding materials for use in light water reactors. The ATF cladding material concepts proposed in IL TROVATORE are expected to demonstrate significant improvement in performance when compared to the current fuel cladding materials, thus helping to take a critical step towards an improved energy safety worldwide. To achieve its ambitious objectives, IL TROVATORE relies on academic excellence and industrial support, while also involving standardization bodies and nuclear safety regulatory authorities to accelerate the transfer of key innovation to market. Since the IL TROVATORE project is put forth to address a pressing global challenge, it is an international collaboration between Europe, the USA and Japan.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting
Place of PublicationJeju Island, Korea
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 - Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting - Ramada Plaze Jeju, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Sep 201714 Sep 2017


Conference2017 - Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting
Abbreviated titleWRFPM 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
Other “WRFPM” in Asia is the same topical meeting as “Top Fuel” in USA and Europe. They are organized together by the Korean Nuclear Society, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, the Chinese Nuclear Society, the American Nuclear Society and the European Nuclear Society.


  • Accident-tolerant fuels (ATFs), Fuel cladding materials

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