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China Fast Nuclear Reactor Progressing Towards Commercial Operation

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Brian Wang is a business-oriented futurist, speaker and author of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, a science-focused news site that...

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China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) successfully completed a 100 percent power manual emergency shutdown test of the China Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) on July 31. CEFR is a 65 MW thermal, 20 MW electric, sodium-cooled, pool-type reactor with a 30-year design lifetime and a target burnup of 100 MWd/kg. China started building a 600 megawatt fast reactor based upon the CEFR technology. The construction of the 600 MWe Xiapu fast reactor pilot project started in late 2017. The reactor will have an output of 1500 MWth thermal power and 600 MW electric power. There are also plans for a second

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