* 搜尋
* 核能資訊中心
* 中心簡介
* 日本福島核災專區
* 相關資訊
國際核能現況 : Russia seeks closer nuclear ties with Japan
發表人 nicenter 於 2017/4/7 9:57:44 (117 人讀取)

Russia is ready to build "effective and full-scale" cooperation with Japan in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to harness the innovations of Russian scientists, Alexey Likhachov, director-general of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said this week. Likhachov began a working visit to Japan on 4 April, where he said in an interview with the Japan Times that cooperation between the two countries was "becoming an urgent necessity".

Likhachov's visit follows his signing in December of a memorandum of cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy with two Japanese ministries. One key area of cooperation under the agreement is post-accident recovery at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. Likhachov told the Japanese newspaper that Russia is interested in creating a framework for cooperation - scientifically, technologically and financially.

On Russian assistance in Japan's recovery from the consequences of the 2011 accident, Likhachov noted that the Mitsubishi Research Institute had last month selected two Rosatom subsidiaries, RosRAO and Tenex, to conduct a feasibility study on the creation of a an integrated high-sensitivity neutron detector. This technology will be necessary, he said, for the most accurate "search and identification" of nuclear fuel fragments at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Likhachov also noted that the memorandum signed on 16 December enables the two countries to consider the creation of a "unified Russian-Japanese platform" to explore the promotion of innovative nuclear technologies based on the knowledge and experience of nuclear power engineers in both countries. Among such technologies, Likhachov referred to developments in fast neutron reactors, in which he said independent experts rank Rosatom as the world leader. Only in Russia - at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant - are industrial scale fast neutron reactors in operation, he said.

Beloyarsk 4 - the BN-800 fast neutron reactor - started operating at 100% power for the first time in August last year and officially started commercial operation in November. The 789 MWe reactor is fuelled by a mix of uranium and plutonium oxides (MOX) arranged to produce new fuel material as it burns. Its capacity exceeds that of the world's second most powerful fast reactor - the 560 MWe BN-600 Beloyarsk 3.

Likhachov said that, owing to the fact Japan's geography means it has no indigenous reserves of uranium, "the raw material base for supplying fuel to its own nuclear power plants is therefore a topical issue for Tokyo".

Fast neutron reactors operate within a closed nuclear fuel cycle, requiring less uranium and leading to significantly less radioactive waste, he said, adding that Japanese specialists may one day participate in the work of MBIR - the multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor that is under construction at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors at Dmitrovgrad, which is in Russia's Ulyanovsk region. AEM-Technology announced last month it had started the manufacture of the reactor pressure vessel for MBIR.

This is a 150 MWt, sodium-cooled fast reactor that will have a design life of up to 50 years. It will be a multi-loop research reactor capable of testing lead, lead-bismuth and gas coolants, and running on MOX fuel. NIIAR intends to set up on-site closed fuel cycle facilities for the MBIR, using pyrochemical reprocessing it has developed at pilot scale.

Rosatom has said the MBIR project will be open to foreign collaboration, in connection with the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO).

Researched and written
by World Nuclear News

source: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Russia-seeks-closer-nuclear-ties-with-Japan-06041702.html

2018/2/2 15:53:20 - US commissioners call for action on used fuel
2018/2/2 15:50:58 - Russian president to connect Rostov 4
2018/2/2 15:34:07 - Hot testing of Sanmen 2 AP1000 completed
2018/1/31 14:16:24 - 中油桃園煉油廠輻射源現場檢查結果說明
2018/1/31 14:14:15 - 台電取得國內首張衛福部食品放射性檢驗機構認證 與國際知名檢測機構SGS合作 跨足食品放射性檢驗
2018/1/31 14:11:42 - Westinghouse extends Ukrainian fuel supply to 2025
2018/1/31 14:10:15 - NJ files new legislation recognising nuclear benefits
2018/1/26 17:04:34 - 兼顧供電與環保 台電持續配合空污降載
2018/1/19 14:48:08 - 新北市將停發生煤許可 台電:超超臨界燃煤機組排放接近燃氣排放標準 可兼顧供電與環保
2018/1/19 14:46:08 - 今(17)日台北市北投區發生之有感地震,各核能電廠皆正常運作,原能會持續監控電廠運轉安全
2018/1/19 14:45:13 - Toshiba agrees sale of Westinghouse claims
2018/1/19 14:44:05 - Mining resumes at WIPP
2018/1/19 14:37:41 - EDF Energy expects 20% cost saving for Sizewell C
2018/1/17 14:15:15 - Lift nuclear ban, MCA tells Australian government
2018/1/17 14:09:56 - Steam generators installed at second Belarus unit
2018/1/17 14:08:03 - Regulator checks Rostov 4 ahead of start-up
2018/1/10 14:34:19 - 原能會已完成「核子事故常識及其防護」文宣,歡迎下載使用
2018/1/10 14:28:07 - Decommissioning progress for unique Canadian reactor
2018/1/10 14:25:02 - FERC starts new grid resilience proceeding
2018/1/10 14:20:38 - Flamanville EPR completes key pre-operational tests


今天: 43
昨天: 265
本月: 1735
總計: 513735

30013 新竹市光復路二段101號 創新育成中心三樓309室 電話:(03)571-1808 傳真:(03)572-5461 Email: nicenter@nicenter.org.tw