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Multi-purpose Hybrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications (MYRRHA) Phase 1

Event organised by ICE

30 September 2021

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SCK•CEN is at the forefront of Heavy Liquid Metal (HLM) nuclear technology worldwide with the development of the Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications (MYRRHA) accelerator driven system (ADS).

MYRRHA is proposed to the international community of nuclear energy and nuclear physics as a pan-European large research infrastructure to serve as a multipurpose fast spectrum irradiation facility for various fields of research such as; transmutation of High Level Waste (HLW), material and fuel research for Gen.IV reactors, material for fusion energy, innovative radioisotopes development and production and for fundamental physics.

On September 7, 2018 the Belgian federal government decided to build this large research infrastructure. This presentation will focus on the status of the MYRRHA project as a whole and  MYRRHA Phase-1 foreseen to be ready by 2026.

This webinar will be presented by Professor Dr Hamid Aït Abderrahim who is the Deputy Director-General of SCK•CEN, the Belgian nuclear research center.

For more information please contact:

Tom Compton