Realization of a new large research infrastructure in Belgium: MYRRHA contribution for closing the nuclear fuel cycle making nuclear energy sustainable

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  • UCL - Université catholique de Louvain

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Abstract

In order to provide an appropriate level of energy to the whole world, nuclear energy is still going to play an important role. Nuclear energy can help reducing the CO2 emissions, which today are excessive. The problematics of nuclear waste can be solved using long-term geological storage in deep suitable formations. Partitioning and transmutation can help reducing the radiotoxicity of spent fuel to more acceptable durations of time. The MYRRHA project investigates since more than 20 years the possibility to demonstrate transmutation at a reasonable power level. In this paper we present the current state of the MYRRHA reactor design and the associated research and development activities.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint EPS-SIF International School on Energy. Course 5 – “Energy: Where we stand and where we go”
PublisherEDP Sciences
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2020
Event2019 - Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2019 -Course 5 – “Energy: Where we stand and where we go”
- Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Duration: 22 Jul 201927 Jul 2019
https://en.sif.it/courses/energy_school/2019

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEco Sciences
Number00012
Volume246
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Conference

Conference2019 - Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2019 -Course 5 – “Energy: Where we stand and where we go”
CountryItaly
CityVarenna, Lake Como
Period2019-07-222019-07-27
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Keywords

  • MYRRHA, Nuclear energy, Nuclear fuel cycle, HLW, ADS, LINAC, Partitioning and transmutation

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