Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee (NSC), the Task Force on Demonstration of Fuel Cycle Closure including Partitioning and Transmutation (P&T) for Industrial Readiness by 2050 (TF-FCPT) covers different existing and emerging technologies for advanced and innovative transuranic (TRU) management strategies – e.g. Pu multi-recycling and minor actinide (MA) transmutation – in the following areas:
The main goal of the Task Force FCPT is to produce a “High-level Report” aiming to be a comprehensive reference on technological, economic and societal aspects of fuel cycle closure including P&T.
The main objectives include:
In addition to the High-level Report, the Task Force intends to establish a library of published documents addressing the benefits of P&T, the technical challenges and developments in the field.
The Task Force liaises closely with the NSC Working Party on Scientific Issues of Advanced Fuel Cycles (WPFC), the Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Energy Development and the Fuel Cycle (NDC) and the Generation-IV International Forum (GIF).
The goal of the Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Energy Development and the Fuel Cycle is to provide authoritative, reliable information on nuclear technologies, economics, strategies and resources to governments for use in policy analyses and decision-making.