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

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

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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
Place of PublicationKorea, Republic Of
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Event2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - Korean Nuclear Society, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


Conference2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
CountryKorea, Republic of



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