The European project LEU-FOREvER (Low Enriched Uranium Fuels fOR REsEarch Reactors) aims to secure a reliable fuel supply for the European research reactors. They are essential for the current and future European R&D and industry activities in a large number of basic and applied research fields. In the LEU-FOREvER project the optimisation of manufacturing process (up to the desing of pilot equipment) and modelling of the in-pile behaviour of UMo fuels are studied.
The project is led by a consortium consisting of CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives), CVR (Centrum výzkumu Řež), Framatome, ILL (Institut Laue-Langevin), NCBJ (Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych), TechnicAtome, TUM (Technische Universität München) and SCK•CEN (Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie – Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire).
Given that one of the tasks of the program is related to education and training, a summer school is being organized. The school aims at
- Increasing general knowledge of research reactor fuels;
- Improving understanding of research reactor fuel performance;
- Understanding operation and safety of research reactors;
- Increasing awareness of utilization of research reactors.
During a the summer school a visit to the BR2 reactor at SCK CEN is foreseen.
This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 754378.