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   Nuclear science 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

  HTTR-GT/H2 test


*   "The Revised Version of the Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells" compiled by Agency for Natural Resources and Energy in METI on March 22, 2016

  The METI will continuously advance the effort of hydrogen production technology of IS process which utilizes the heat of HTGR



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