TUM and Framatome to develop UMo fuel for nuclear research reactor

Framatome and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) recently started the commercial development of uranium-molybdenum fuel (UMo) for nuclear research reactors.

Framatome and TUM will design and install a fuel manufacturing production line, developing, producing and irradiating new fuel prototypes.

The project will take place at the Cerca Research and Innovation Lab (CRIL), Framatome’s new R&D laboratory for the fabrication of nuclear fuels for medical, research and sterilisation applications.

The team will install the operational manufacturing line in early 2021 with the production of the first prototypes planned for 2022.

TUM, Framatome, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, the Institut Laue-Langevin and SCK-CEN (the Belgian nuclear research center) will be involved in irradiation activities.

Read more in Framatome’s press release.