WPFC Expert Group on Advanced Fuel Cycle Scenarios (EGAFCS)

Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) and the mandate of the Working Party on Scientific Issues of the Fuel Cycle (WPFC), the expert group studies the needs associated with the transition from current to future advanced nuclear fuel cycles. 


The objectives of this expert group are:

  • to assemble, organise and understand the scientific issues of advanced fuel cycles, and in particular to support emerging nuclear fuel cycle technologies
  • to provide a framework for assessing specific national needs related to the implementation of advanced fuel cycles.


These issues are critical to implementing a sustainable nuclear energy infrastructure and this expert group will:

  • define the key scientific issues by collecting and comparing information available from experts in member countries, organise the information in a systematic way and provide a deep level of understanding of each of them
  • assemble technical information on existing and future technologies, including transmutation and storage technologies
  • develop and assess generic scenarios that are representative of the different strategies envisaged in the member countries
  • evaluate the potential of systems beyond the current thermal and fast technologies
  • other studies within the group’s expertise, requested by the working party or the nuclear science committee.

The expert group liaises closely with other study groups (e.g. EC, IAEA, etc.) and other activities being carried out under NEA auspices, for example, by NSC, the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) and the Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Energy Development and the Fuel Cycle (NDC). in particular, it provides expertise when necessary on issues related to the integration of nuclear power in an energy mix.

Publications and reports
  • 19th meeting (11-12 Sept. 2019, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 18th meeting (7-8 Feb. 2019, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 17th meeting (27-28 Sept. 2018, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 16th meeting (Feb. 2018, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 15th meeting (5-6 Oct. 2017, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 14th meeting (6-7 Feb. 2017, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 13th meeting (6-7 Oct. 2016, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 12th meeting (1-2 Feb. 2016, NEA HQ, Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • 11th meeting (17-18 Sept. 2015, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 10th meeting (16-17 February 2015, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 9th meeting (12-13 November 2014, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 8th meeting (26-27 May 2014, OECD Headquarters, Delta Building, Boulogne-Billancourt, France)
  • 7th meeting (14-15 November 2013, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 6th meeting (18-19 February 2013, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 5th meeting (24 September 2012, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • 4th meeting (13-14 February 2012, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 3rd meeting (3-4 October 2011, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 2nd meeting (21-22 February 2011, NEA offices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
  • 1st meeting (5 November 2010, San Francisco, USA)

EGAFCS working area (password protected | reminder)


Stephanie Cornet