High temperature gas cooled reactor design is being developed at Tsinghua University
Parties involved in the project signed agreements in Beijing on Oct 7. The HTR-PM project, which stands for ""High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Pebble-bed Module"" is the most advanced nuclear reactor in China. It is being developed by Tsinghua University and is expected to have an installed capacity of 200 MW.
Zhang Yanke, Deputy President of China Huaneng Group said "This nuclear power plant can save 550 thousand tons of coal a year, and cut carbon dioxide emission by one million tons, compared to thermal plants with the same capacity."
According to the CCTV report under the nuclear power development plan, China will have nuclear power generating units with a capacity of over 40 GW by 2020. If the country achieves that level, nuclear power will account for 4% of the country's total power generating capacity.
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- MIT collaboration with China on Pebble Bed Reactor