Partitioning And Transmuter Research Initiative in a Collaborative Innovation Action - PATRICIA
Research Project, 2020 – 2024

Nuclear power has low CO2 emissions and is a sustainable energy source. However, its safety and waste issues cannot be disregarded. The solution for achieving reduced nuclear waste is to recycle spent fuel. To address this challenge, the EU-funded PATRICIA project aims to follow the EU’s plan for sustainable nuclear energy that describes the technical needs of fuel recycling. To this end, the project will investigate advanced partitioning to efficiently separate the radioactive chemical americium from spent fuel, and it will study the development of transmutation systems. It will also explore the behaviour of americium-bearing fuel under irradiation and conduct safety-related research. The project’s results will pave the way for better radioactive waste management and use of fuel resource


Christian Ekberg (contact)

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material


Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (Ciemat)

Madrid, Spain

Centrum vuzkumu Rez s.r.o.

Husinec, Czech Republic


Geneve, Switzerland

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Juelich, Germany

Ghent university

Gent, Belgium

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg, Germany

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

Roma, Italy

Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission

Brussels, Belgium

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Daejeon, South Korea

National Nuclear Laboratory

Seascale, United Kingdom

Nuclear Research And Consultancy Group

Petten, Netherlands

Paul Scherrer Institut

Villigen, Switzerland

Polytechnic University of Milan

Milano, Italy

Regia Autonoma Tehnologii Pentru Energia Nucleara - Raten

Mioveni, Romania

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Sardegna Ricerce (CRS4)

Cagliari, Italy

State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation - Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, Joint Stock Company

Obninsk, Russia

Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie (SCK-CEN)

Brussel, Belgium

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Espoo, Finland

Texas A&M University

College Station, USA

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Pisa

Pisa, Italy


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/945077
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2024

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