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3.25. Director Sekimoto visits Several Chinese nuclear institutes to explain about CANDLE reactor

Mr. Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft) and members of TerraPower (See 3.22) had visited several Chinese nuclear institutes in the early November 2009 and established their collaboration on Travelling Wave Reactor (TWR). Soon after that Director Sekimoto was invited to these institutes (China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation LTD (SNPTC), Tsinghua University and Shanghai Nuclear Engineerng Research & Design Institute (SNERDI)), and visited these institutes with Prof. Ning Li (Dean, School of Nuclear Research, Xiamen University) from 30 November to 4 December 2009. Prof. Li explained about TWR, and Prof. Sekimoto about CANDLE reactor. They saw China Experimental Fast Reactor, which is almost ready for operation, during their visit to CIAE(See Photo). On the meeting at CNNC many specialists from several institutes under CNNC including NPIC (See 3.20) attended.

At China Experimental Fast Reactor, (L-R) Prof. Xu (Chief Engineer), Prof. Sekimoto and Prof. Li.