Asia (bbabo.net), - The main topics of discussion between Russian and Chinese nuclear scientists were the development of fast neutron reactors, the closing of the nuclear fuel cycle (CFFC) and the construction of new nuclear power plants. Damei Khashba, Deputy General Director of Rusatom Energy Projects, announced this at the Russian-Chinese Energy Forum in Moscow, TASS reports today, November 29.
“Currently, we have a fairly wide range of topics under development. Fast reactors and closing the nuclear fuel cycle take center stage. In addition, we are discussing the construction of new nuclear power plants, including cooperation in third countries, cooperation in the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear medicine and other areas,” he said.
According to a representative of Rosatom, experts from the two countries are discussing cooperation within the framework of an international consortium created on the basis of the unique Multipurpose Fast Research Reactor (MBIR), which is being built in Russia and is the most powerful in the world.
“Joining the consortium at the reactor construction stage gives our Chinese partners exclusive benefits. In addition to access to the reactor core, the Chinese side will receive services at a lower price than partners who joined at the MBIR operation stage,” Khashba said further.
He added that Russian and Chinese experts are also discussing cooperation in the lead-bismuth fast reactor project and hydrogen energy.