EURATOM funded project:
SAMOFAR “A Paradigm Shift in Reactor Safety with the Molten Salt Fast Reactor”

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Schematic layout of the MSFR, showing the location of the systems for cleaning and draining of the fuel salt, and the three containment barriers (pink, yellow, grey)


SAMOFAR (Safety Assessment of the Molten Salt Fast Reactor) is one of the major Research and Innovation projects in the Horizon 2020 Euratom research programme. The grand objective of the project is to deliver a breakthrough in nuclear safety and nuclear waste management to make nuclear energy truly safe and sustainable. To this end, a new type of nuclear reactor, the Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR), has been developed, whose key safety features are demonstrated in the project.

SAMOFAR addresses the innovative safety concepts of the MSFR by advanced experimental and numerical techniques. Moreover is establishing a consortium of stakeholders to demonstrate the MSFR beyond SAMOFAR.