Towards European Licensing of Small Modular Reactors

Project: EU project

Project Details


Light water small modular reactors (LW-SMRs) are a promising new technology whose features make them a potentially attractive energy source. The EU-funded ELSMOR project seeks to design methods and tools for stakeholders to assess and verify LW-SMRs’ safety when installed across Europe. It will gather, analyse and disseminate information on LW-SMRs’ potential and challenges to target audiences such as citizens, decision-makers and regulators. The project will also devise procedures to evaluate their safety, enhance European experimental research infrastructure to help in assessing future LW-SMR safety features, and enrich European nuclear safety analysis codes for evaluating future LW-SMR safety. Ultimately, the licensing procedure will be smoother and more complete.
Effective start/end date1/09/1928/02/23

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • Fortum Power and Heat Oy
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)
  • Framatome SAS
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC), Petten
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • ENEA - Ricerca sul Sistema Elettrico (ERSE) SpA.
  • Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH
  • Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
  • Électricité de France S.A. (EDF)
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI)
  • Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)
  • Energorisk Ltd.

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-Euratom-1.1.