committee (NSC) of MEXT set up a task force on May 23, 2014, to evaluate the
status of research and development of HTGR technology and nuclear heat
utilization technology such as hydrogen production and power generation.
Task force issued an interim report and
reported it to the NSC on October 1, 2014.
Items of research and development for next 10 years are selected.
HTTR safety test
Advanced fuel development
Gus-turbine component development
IS process hydrogen production development
Establishment of safety standards and design guideline
"The Revised Version of the Strategic
Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells" compiled by Agency for Natural
Resources and Energy in METI on March
METI will continuously advance the effort of hydrogen production technology of
IS process which utilizes the heat of HTGR