After a construction and adjustment process that started in 2012, China finally started operating in his first center nuclear fourth generation, this Wednesday. It is also the first nuclear power plant of its kind in the world.

With the permission of this plant, China is taking the lead in the nuclear raceThis marks a turning point in this sector that wants to meet the growing demand for energy.

Your goal is increase nuclear energy capacity by 50% by 2025and produce between 100,000 and 200,000 tons of hydrogen from renewable energy in the same year.

Inside the Chinese nuclear power plant. Photo: Weibo/CPNN

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According to the news agency Xinhuathis plant has a Generating a power of 200 megawatts has two high temperature reactors cooled by gas instead of pressurized water.

Small modular reactors, or SMRs, can be used to use the heat generated by nuclear fission to produce not only electricity, but also heating, seawater desalination, or steam for industrial needs.

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In addition, The main fuel is thorium, instead of uranium. This is a safer and more sustainable option.

According to AFP, China is trying to emancipate itself from coal-fired power stations and reduce its dependence on foreign technologies in a context of tensions with Western countries.

More than 90% of the equipment at the Shidao Bay factory is of Chinese design, project director Zhang Yanxu told Xinhua.

The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) celebrated the launch as a “historic achievement” for the Asian country’s science and technology projects. (JO)