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Decoding the Fuel Cycle

Introducing the MOOC

Welcome to an exciting new chapter in nuclear education and innovation! We are happy to introduce our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) devoted to fuel cycle for advanced nuclear reactor and titled “Decoding the Fuel Cycle.”


🌟 What is “Decoding the Fuel Cycle”?

Our MOOC brings together a wealth of knowledge and insights from the PuMMA Project’s four dynamic workshops. It offers a comprehensive exploration of the intricate world of nuclear technology, with a specific focus on the features and the complexities of the fuel cycle.

🚀 What to Expect?

This MOOC is composed of more than 60 in-depth presentations delivered by experts, PhD students, postdocs, and researchers. Dive into the core principles, emerging trends, and challenges in nuclear technology. Gain knowledge of the fuel cycle, its scenarios, properties, reprocessing, qualification, and more.

🧑‍🎓 Who is it for?

Whether you’re an experienced nuclear professional looking to stay updated or a curious learner eager to explore the field, our MOOC is designed to cater to a diverse audience. It’s a valuable resource for students and researchers in the field, nuclear engineers and scientists as well as energy industry professionals.

🔗 How to Get Started?

It’s your gateway to a world of nuclear knowledge and innovation. Enroll, engage, and empower yourself to contribute to the advancement of nuclear technology. The MOOC is available here and on the ENEN platform.

For more information, you can contact:

Module 1 : Fuel Cycle Scenarios

You want to have a complete overview of the different fuel cycle scenarios? In this first module you will have an in-depth analysis of the effect of the fuel cycle parameters on the Pu inventory and management of the ressources.

Module 2 : Fuel Qualification and Codes

You want to have a description of the experimental irradiations needed for fuel qualification and licensing and the associated fuel performance codes? You will have the explanation from the experts from R&D lab and industries in charge of the fuel qualification but also the requirements from the safety bodies.

Module 3 : Spent Fuels

You want to understand what the properties of the fuel material depends on? You will have the results of the last measurements, the analysis from experts and the proposal of validated laws for modelling and designing fuel elements.

Module 4 : Fuel Properties

You want to know what is behind nuclear fuel reprocessing ? You will have a very didactic explanation all the steps and the R&D ongoing to extend the well-qualified processes to innovative fuels with different composition compared to actual spent fuel coming from PWR.

Press Release

PuMMA’s Learning Module Celebrates Success in Advancing Nuclear Knowledge

The PuMMA project is excited to share the success of its four online modules collectively presented as the learning path titled:  “Decoding the Fuel Cycle”. These innovative modules have played a key role in advancing knowledge and understanding of the fuel cycle for advanced nuclear reactors.

The modules gather valuable insights from PuMMA’s four dynamic workshops, providing a thorough exploration of the world of nuclear technology, specifically focusing on the features and complexities of the fuel cycle.

With over 60 detailed presentations by experts, PhD students, postdocs, and researchers, this learning path allows participants to delve into the core principles, emerging trends, and challenges in nuclear technology. It covers various aspects of the fuel cycle, including scenarios, properties, reprocessing, qualification, and more.

Nathalie Chauvin, researcher at IRESNE, CEA, and PuMMA’s project coordinator, expressed her joy in the module’s achievements, saying, “We are thrilled to see the positive impact of ‘Decoding the Fuel Cycle’ on nuclear learning community. This success reinforces our commitment to advancing education and awareness in the field of advanced nuclear technologies.”

The learning modules are freely accessible to all interested individuals and can be found on PuMMA’s website and ENEN’s platform.

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