Title: THE EUROPEAN (V)HTR R&D PROJECT ARCHER : OVERVIEW, FIRST RESULTS AND OUTLOOK
Authors: DE GROOT SanderFUETTERER MichaelROELOFS FerryKOHTZ NorbertSOMERS JosephLAURIE MathiasBUCKTHORPE DerekSCHEUERMANN Walter
Citation: Proceedings of ICAPP 2013 p. paper 206
Publisher: Korean Nuclear Society
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC76761
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC76761
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Advanced reactor systems, such as High-Temperature Reactors (HTR) can deliver heat in various forms. Assuming steam as the probably closest application, such reactors can achieve attractive steam conditions (>600°C). However, a convincing demonstration of nuclear cogeneration is necessary to open the heat market for nuclear energy for further substitution of imported fossil energy carriers and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially via adoption for process industry, where nuclear cogeneration is most typically appropriate. In this framework the new European HTR R&D project ARCHER (Advanced High-Temperature Reactors for Cogeneration of Heat and Electricity R&D) has been initiated. The project will run from 2011 to 2015 and targets selected HTR R&D subjects that would specifically support demonstration, with a focus on experimental effort. In line with the European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP), Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and Deployment Strategy (DS), the proposal intends to maintain, strengthen and expand the HTR knowledge base in Europe to lay the foundations for demonstration of nuclear cogeneration with HTR systems. The paper will elaborate the ARCHER program, lay-out and content, and for each of the subprojects elaborate the results achieved so far.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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