PRE-DISposal management of radioactive waste

Project: EU project

Project Details


The PREDIS project targets the development and implementation of activities for pre-disposal treatment of radioactive waste streams other than nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Member States will profit from measurable benefits including the further development and increase in Technological Readiness Level of treatment and conditioning methodologies for wastes for which no adequate or industrially mature solutions are currently available, including metallic material (WP4), liquid organic waste (WP5) and solid organic waste (WP6), and by testing and evaluating innovations in cemented waste handling and pre-disposal storage (WP7). These technical Work Packages align with priorities formulated within the Roadmap Theme 2 of EURAD and with those identified by the project’s industrial End Users Group (EUG), and follow the 50% co-funding principle. Furthermore, PREDIS will produce tools guiding decision-making on the added value of the developed technologies and their impact on the design, safety and economics of waste management and disposal (WP2). PREDIS will also liaise with EURAD to provide complementarity on areas including the adaptation and update of the reference founding documents of the EJP (vision, roadmap, governance and implementation mechanisms) (WP2), and the organisation of training courses and mobility training schemes to enhance sharing and transfer of knowledge and competences as part of knowledge management activities (WP3). The PREDIS consortium, which includes 47 partners from 18 Member States, and EUG, which specifically targets Radioactive Waste Producers (RWP) as a separate group within the radioactive waste management process. PREDIS also encompasses the wider European Community, allowing cross-fertilisation and interaction between different national programmes. Numerous dissemination activities (WP1), including with Nugenia, IAEA and NEA, will be undertaken to maximize PREDIS’s impact to all the identified Stakeholders in the field
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/08/24

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) (Project partner)
  • University of Helsinki (Project partner)
  • Radioökológiai Tisztaságért Társadalmi Szervezet (RTTSZ) (Project partner)
  • University of Manchester (Project partner)
  • ISOTOPTECH Zrt. (Project partner)
  • University of Sheffield (Project partner)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (FZJ) (Project partner)
  • SOGIN S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • École Centrale de Lille (Project partner)
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) (Project partner)
  • Research Centre Řež (Project partner)
  • National Nuclear Laboratory (Project partner)
  • Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) (Project partner)
  • Galson Sciences Ltd (Project partner)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) (Project partner)
  • Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) (Project partner)
  • Amphos 21 Consulting S.L. (Project partner)
  • National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) (Project partner)
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Project partner)
  • Nucleco S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) (Project partner)
  • University of Pisa (UNIPI) (Project partner)
  • National Radiation Protection Institute (Project partner)
  • Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) (Project partner)
  • MAGICS Instruments (Project partner)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Project partner)
  • Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos, S.A. (Enresa) (Project partner)
  • DMT GmbH & CO. KG (Project partner)
  • Institute of Environmental Geochemistry (IGNS) (Project partner)
  • Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) (Project partner)
  • Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Berlin (BAM) (Project partner)
  • Orano Cycle (Project partner)
  • National Centre of Scientific Research Demokritos (Project partner)
  • Czech Technical University (CTU) (Project partner)
  • Ansaldo Nucleare S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Project partner)
  • TS ENERCON Mérnökiroda Kft. (Project partner)
  • Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology (Project partner)
  • Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) (Project partner)
  • Autonomous University of Madrid (Project partner)
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Sofia (Project partner)
  • Nuclear Research Institute Řež plc (ÚJV Řež a.s.) (Project partner)
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC), Brussels (Project partner)
  • National Laboratory of Frascati (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • NFRP-2019-2020
  • Nuclear related engineering