The ERINDA Project
Picture of the project participants taken during the ERINDA Kick-Off-Meeting on January 27 and 28,2011 at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).
The ERINDA project aims for a coordination of European efforts to exploit up-to-date neutron beam technology for novel research on advanced concepts for nuclear fission reactors and the transmutation of radioactive waste. Such waste is already existing in appreciable quantity due to the year-long operation of existing nuclear reactors and it will eventually also be generated during the running of new reactor types – albeit they can be optimized to produce much less of it.
Research to the aim of finding techniques optimized for a strong reduction of nuclear waste can already now be performed at existing nuclear facilities from the consortium proposed in this proposal and the main objective is to provide adequate transnational access to these infrastructures.
The consortium will also provide funding for scientific support of experiments by short term visits of scientist to the participating facilities and foster the communication and dissemination of the results by organizing scientific workshops. The first of these workshops and the ERINDA kickoff meeting has been held from January 27 to 28, 2011 at the Helmholtz Research Center in Dresden-Rossendorf with the following agenda: