Oslo 17 January, 2017
Osaka University and Thor Energy have signed a cooperation agreement on preforming a joint feasibility study using Thor Energy´s product, ThAdditive, in the ATMEA1 reactor.
Osaka University is supported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the feasibility study. The results will be presented at the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) 2017 spring meeting.
ThAdditive fuel is a fuel technology developed by Thor Energy and designed for all current generations of light water reactors – both PWR, VVER and BWR. ThAdditive is a safety conscious uranium dioxide based fuel maintaining the standard U-235 enrichment level of 5%. Additionally, 5-40 wt % thorium dioxide is added and the thorium displaces U-238 and gadolinium in the pellet. The resulting product provides superior core power flattening, increased safety margins, allowances for an increase in total core power, flexible core designs, and flexible reactor operations.
The ATMEA1 reactor is a 1,100 MWe Generation III+ Pressurized water reactor (PWR). The ATMEA1 design has been selected for construction in Turkey. Commercial operations are expected by 2023 at the Sinop site. The ATMEA company is a joint venture between AREVA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Contact: Dr Cheuk Lau, firstname.lastname@example.org