About Us

The Bangor University Fuel Fabrication Facility (BUFFF) draws on a great deal of the UK’s academic experience, combined with impactful industry involvement to provide an easily accessible user facility to drive our international standing in fuels research (see LOS from international institutions). This facility will provide access to an industrially relevant nuclear fuel manufacturing facility that is highly complementary to existing and proposed NNUF facilities.

a key resource to UK universities

The BUFFF will provide a key educational resource to the UK universities – enabling hands-on experience for students enrolled on CDT courses and beyond – something not currently available in the UK. A significant online presence will also be fostered to provide educational tools and enable outreach activities.

BUFFF enables the investigation and research of a range of nuclear fuels and other nuclear industry relevant ceramics, progressing them from powders (provided in part by the industrial sponsors) through to blends, pressed green pellets and then sintered bodies.

£845,000 +

Grant Money Awarded


Expert Staff and Co-Investigators

Project Partners

Collaborating organisations who have an integral role in the research outcomes of the BUFFF.

Atomic Weapons Establishment

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Welsh Government

Westinghouse Electric Company

What can we do for you?

Now that you know a bit about us, come and see what we can do for you.