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Current Status of Gen Ⅳ Reactor Development

Current Status of Gen Ⅳ Reactor Development
Concept Feature Participating countries Pilot Plan
VHTR
(Very High Temp. Reactor)
  • VHTR
  • Open fuel cycle
  • 600MWth, 1,000℃
Korea, U.S., Japan, France, Canada, UK, EU, South Africa
U.S.: ’21 pilot Japan: ‘15 Pilot ’25 Commercialization
SFR
(Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor)
  • SFR
  • Closed fuel cycle
  • 150-500MWe, 500-1,500MWe, 550℃
Korea, U.S., Japan, France, EU (China, Russia)
U.S.: ’25 pilot Japan: ’30 pilot France: ’25 pilot
SCWR
(Supercritical Water - Cooled Reactor)
  • SCWR
  • Open / Closed fuel cycle
  • 1,700MWe, 550℃
Korea, U.S., Japan, Canada, EU
TBA
GFR
(Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor)
  • GFR
  • Closed fuel cycle
  • 288MWe, 850℃
U.S., Japan, France, UK, EU, South Africa
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MSR
(Molten Salt Reactor)
  • MSR (Li, Be, Th, U mixed liquid fuel)
  • Closed fuel cycle
  • 1,000MWe, 700℃
U.S., France
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LFR
(Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor)
  • LFR
  • Closed fuel cycle
  • 120-400MWth, 550-800℃
U.S., Japan, EU
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