Framatome’s PROtect Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) program was selected as a finalist for the prestigious 23rd Global Energy Awards held in New York City, Dec. 10. Touted as the “Oscars” of the global energy industry, the Global Energy Awards bring leaders from around the world from all sectors of the energy industry to celebrate innovations and achievements in solving complex industry problems.
Framatome and the U.S. Department of Energy secure a new 4-year cooperative agreement valued at more than $150 million to continue the development of its PROtect enhanced accident tolerant fuel (EATF) technology. These technologies increase the safety performance of commercial nuclear reactors while providing operators more flexibility during normal operating conditions.
Framatome recently delivered the industry’s first nuclear 100% accident tolerant fuel assembly (ATF) to Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Maryland. Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Framatome’s PROtect program, this lead fuel assembly (LFA) containing 176 chromium-coated rods and chromia-enhanced pellets, was inserted as part of the plant’s recent spring refueling outage.