Title: High and Very High Temperature Reactor Research for Multi-Purpose Energy Applications (RAPHAEL)
Authors: HITTNER DominiqueBOGUSCH EdgarFUETTERER MichaelDE GROOT SanderRUER Jacques
Citation: FISA 2009 - 7th European Commission Conference on Euratom research and training in reactor systems, EUR 24048 EN, ISBN: 13-978-92-79-13302-2 vol. KI-NA-24-048-EN-C p. 412-435
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC63420
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC63420
DOI: 10.2777/48016
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: It is already 10 years since the European High Temperature Reactor (HTR) Technology Network (HTR-TN) launched a programme for development of HTR Technology, which expanded so far through 3 successive Euratom Framework Programmes. Many projects have been performed in line with the Network strategy that defined early, beyond mere electricity generation, near-term co-generation of heat and power (CHP) as the main specific contribution of HTR to the growing needs of European industry for this type of energy supply. HTR can fulfil such a versatile mission due to the unique potential brought by its high operating temperature and by its unique flexibility obtained from its large thermal inertia and its low power compared to other nuclear systems. HTR-TN strategy has been recently integrated in the global strategy proposed by SNETP in its "Strategic Research Agenda" as one of the 3 "pillars" of future European nuclear R&D. It is also in line with the orientations and the timing of the "Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)" for the development of CO2-lean energy technologies and thus strengthens the nuclear option in a future European energy mix. The recently created SNETP working group on nuclear cogeneration with strong end-user participation will work out a Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative (NC2I) aiming at demonstration of this technology consistently with the SET-Plan agenda for curbing CO2 emissions.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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