HTR-10

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'''HTR-10''' is a 10 MWt prototype [[pebble bed reactor]] at [[Tsinghua University]] in [[China]]. Construction began in 2000 and it achieved first criticality in January [[2003]]. In 2005, China announced its intention to scale up HTR-10 for commercial power generation. The first two 250-MWt High Temperature Reactor-Pebblebed Modules (HTR-PM) will be installed at the Shidaowan plant in Shandong Province and together drive a steam turbine generating 200 MWe. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009 and commissioning in 2013. HTR-10 is modeled after the German [[AVR reactor|Arbeitsgemeinschaft Versuchsreaktor]] (AVR). Like AVR, HTR-10 and HTR-PM are intended to be fundamentally safer, cheaper and more efficient than other nuclear reactor designs.{{Citation needed|date=November 2009}} Outlet temperature ranges between 700 C to 950 C, which allows these reactors to generate [[hydrogen]] as a byproduct efficiently, thus supplying inexpensive and non-polluting fuel for [[fuel cell]] powered vehicles. ==External links== * [http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.09/china.html Let a Thousand Reactors Bloom] article at [[Wired News]]. * [http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/04/06/2011040600630.html China Nurses Failed Nuclear Technologies] at [[Chosun Ilbo]] {{Nuclear power in the PRC}} {{coord missing|Beijing}}