Japan Unveils Plans for Nuclear and High Technology

15 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Japan Unveils Plans for Nuclear and High Technology</h1><p>May 15 (EIRNS)--Japan's Kazuhiko Hombu, deputy director general of the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), said that nuclear power was a key part of Japan's global warming strategy, at a Bonn meeting of a working group of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).</p><p>He said that light water reactor technology would be used for the next generation of plants, and fast breeders after that. Nuclear would provide more than 30-40% of Japan's energy. He said that Japan would increase efficiency by at least 30 percent in industry, and in particular in the steel industry. Japan has an advanced program to produce hydrogen on an industrial scale using nuclear heat, according to World Nuclear News. "By 2015 it is planned to construct a hydrogen production system linked to the existing High-Temperature Test Reactor (HTTR), that would use heat at up to 950 degrees C to produce hydrogen at a rate of around 1000 l/h."</p></div></body>