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A consortium consisting of nine Russian research centers and universities has been created to develop new generation nuclear power technologies.

Projects to be undertaken by the consortium includes developing nuclear fuel cycle facilities, fast reactors, new materials for energy technologies of the future and innovative nuclear power plant projects.

The consortium will focus, among other things, on the development of new materials for 4th generation nuclear reactors and thermonuclear reactor DEMO, on expanding the bases of experimental data used in modelling physical processes in nuclear power plants and on developing and using digital economy instruments, the press-service of the consortium’s initiator, National Nuclear Research University MIFI said on Wednesday.

Also, the consortium’s participants will train personnel for research organizations involved in the creation of dual-component nuclear power industry based on thermal and fast reactors and closed nuclear fuel cycle, on studying the experience of international organizations, including the IAEA, and new network education programs.

Alongside MIFI the consortium incorporates the Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, joint stock company Proryv, Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Bochvar High Technology Research Institute of Inorganic Materials, Luch Scientific Production Association, Scientific Research Institute for Graphite-based Construction Materials (NII Grafit), Federal State Research and Development Institute of Rare Metal Industry (Giredmet) and the Alexeyev State Technical University in Nizhni Novgorod.