Title: Experience Feedback from Nuclear Cogeneration
Authors: AURIAULT CamilleFUETTERER MichaelBAUDRAND Olivier
Citation: Proceedings of ICAPP 2015
Publisher: Société Française de l'Energie Nucléaire (SFEN)
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC92026
URI: https://www.conftool.pro/icapp15/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=76
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92026
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: A consortium of 20 companies currently runs the NC2I-R (Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative – Research) project as part of the European Union's 7th Framework Programme. The project supports the development of an industrial initiative to demonstrate nuclear cogeneration of heat and power as an effective low-carbon technology for industrial market applications. As part of this project, operational feedback was collected from previous, existing and planned nuclear cogeneration projects in a number of countries with the aim of identifying a most complete set of boundary conditions which led to successful projects in the past. Stakeholders consulted include in particular utilities and end users. The scope encompassed technical and non-technical information (organizational structure, financial aspects, public relations, etc.) and specifically experience in licensing gained from these projects. The information was collected by a questionnaire and additional face-to-face interviews. The questionnaire was formulated to cover 9 categories of in total 56 questions for 36 identified projects: Motivation and initiative, Role of key players, Organizational structure, Technical aspects, Safety and licensing, Financial aspects, Timing, Public relations, General experience feedback. From the 36 identified projects worldwide, 23 from 10 countries have provided feedback on a variety of applications such as district heating, seawater desalination, paper and pulp industry, petrochemical industry, coal gasification or salt processing. This is a surprisingly positive response considering that several of these projects date back to the 1980s and many of them were performed outside Europe. This paper summarizes and analyzes the received information and deduces from there which boundary conditions are favorable for the construction of new nuclear cogeneration projects.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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