The research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities at SKB range from basic research to practical testing of disposal equipment. Much effort has been devoted to process understanding, development of techniques and methods as well as demonstration of functionality. The RD&D activities, which have been led by SKB, have in many cases been performed in national and international cooperation. SKB has over time developed the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, the Encapsulation Laboratory and the Multipurpose test facility for the purpose of supporting safety assessments, design and technology development as well as licence applications.
Opportunities for participation in SKB RD&D projects now as well as in the near future will be advertised below as well as through emails. If you have a need for further information in knowing more about upcoming project opportunities please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current project opportunities:
Invitation to participate in the retrieval of The Full-Scale Prototype Repository at Äspö HRL
The first canisters in the Prototype Repository were installed at Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory in 2001 making it the longest running full-scale, multi-barrier repository experiment in the world. SKB has finally started the planning for the excavation of the prototype repository and is now inviting other organizations to participate in this unique project for evaluation of geological disposal.