NCBJ And JAEA To Boost Research And Development In HTGRs

On November 22, in Tokyo, the President of the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Mr. Koguchi Masanori and the Director of the Polish National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Prof. Krzysztof Kurek signed an Implementing Arrangement regarding the institution’s cooperation in research and development in the field of high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) technology.

The new agreement also provides for R&D cooperation on the project of the main HTGR research reactor, which would be built in Poland at the NCBJ.

Poland has been cooperating with Japan for several years in implementing the technology of HTGR.

This type of test facility was built in Japan and is operating successfully. In the future, HTGRs, capable of supplying steam with a temperature of up to 1000 degrees Celsius, could become heat sources for several industries.

Indeed, they will be able to replace current fossil fuel installations, leading to the decarbonisation of many industrial processes. They can also enable the economic production of hydrogen.

Read the NCBJ Press Release.