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Fuel cost for nuclear electricity

The fuel cost of the nuclear electricity is expressed in CHF/MWhe. It is the money that needs to be spend on the nuclear fuel chain for producing 1 MWh of electricity in a nuclear power plant. The nuclear fuel chain includes:

  • Mining → Commercial ore contains about 0.3% U3O8.
  • Milling/refining → Yellow cake (U3O8) is produced from the ore.
  • Conversion → Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) is produced by fluorination of yellow cake.
  • Enrichment
  • Fuel fabrication → UO2 in fuel rods
  • Reprocessing or permanent storage

The nuclear fuel cost can approximately represents the 12% of the annual cost of a nuclear power plant [1].


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