Status of the EC-FP7 Project ARCAS: Comparing the economics of accelerator-driven systems and fast reactors as minor actinide burners

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  • Gert Van den Eynde
  • Vincenzo Romanello
  • Francisco Martin-Fuertes
  • Colin Zimmerman
  • Bob G. Lewin
  • Aliki van Heek

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The EC-FP7 ARCAS project aims to compare different options to transmute minor actinides in nuclear spent fuel: either by Fast Reactors (typically Sodium Fast Reactors) and by Accelerator Driven Systems. WP1 estimates the required burning capacity for a representative selection of European countries based on the FP6 PATEROS project. WP2 and WP3 describe respectively the FR and ADS under consideration. WP4 focuses on the fuel reprocessing and fabrication facilities needed. WP5 compares available cost information.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation - Twelfth Information Exchange Meeting
Place of PublicationParis, France
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
EventIEMPT 12 - OECD/NEA International Exchange Meeting on Partitioning and Transmutation - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 24 Sep 201227 Sep 2012


ConferenceIEMPT 12 - OECD/NEA International Exchange Meeting on Partitioning and Transmutation
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


  • P&T, FR, ADS, transmutation, economics

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