Mitsubishi FBR Systems was established in 2007 as an engineering company responsible for the development and design of fast breeder reactors (FBR). Operations began in July 2007, and we have been leading the development of FBRs in Japan based on the Mitsubishi Group's accumulated experience in nuclear-related business.
Ensuring energy security is a critical issue in Japan, where energy resources are scarce, and it is essential to make continuous efforts to secure energy diversity and improve self-sufficiency. In particular, in order to improve Japan's energy self-sufficiency rate, it is important to be independent both in terms of resources and technology.
If FBR technology, which has been developed in Japan, is put into practical use, it will be possible to recycle spent fuel from nuclear power plants and use it effectively as an energy resource of the country again, thereby increasing the energy self-sufficiency through Japanese technology and contributing to ensuring energy security, as well as reducing the volume and toxicity of radioactive waste contained in spent fuel.
Furthermore, nuclear power generation is one of the promising energy sources for decarbonization, and by improving the recyclability of uranium resources through the practical application of FBRs, it will contribute to the improvement of the global environment over the long term of millennia.
It is never too early to develop technologies to ensure energy security and improve the global environment.
With the aim of commercializing FBRs, we will continue to promote the development of FBRs in collaboration with Japanese and international partners, thereby contributing to society through energy supply and decarbonization and playing a role in achieving the SDGs.
|MITSUBISHI FBR SYSTEMS, INC.
|2-34-17, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
|July 1, 2007
|Research, development, design and engineering activities for fast reactors
|15th floor (reception), Sumitomo Fudosan Harajuku Building 2-34-17, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0001
【Kobe Engineering Center】
|1-1, Wadasaki-cho 1-chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 652-8585, Japan
Background to Establishment
After MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. was designated as the core company engaged in development of fast breeder reactors (FBRs), MITSUBISHI FBR SYSTEMS, INC. commenced business from July 1, 2007 as the only company tasked with research, development, design and engineering activities for FBRs in Japan.
December 27, 2006
The Five-party Council on Smooth Transition to a Fast Breeder Reactor Cycle Demonstration Process (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association) established a policy (Note) on the research and development framework for sodium-cooled fast breeder reactors (FBRs).
- Responsibilities, authorities and engineering functions will be given to a single core manufacturer so that FBR development activities can be efficiently carried out with a clear chain of responsibility.
- The core manufacturer will establish a FBR development company that collectively implements engineering activities and executes procurement from manufacturers.
April 18, 2007
After conducting a public offering, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency selected MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. as the core company for efficiently promoting future FBR development activities with a clear chain of responsibility.
July 1, 2007
MITSUBISHI FBR SYSTEMS, INC. (MFBR) commenced business as a new company specializing in FBR development.
- Contribute to social development and a prosperous future for humanity through FBR development.
- Strive for technical development with a global perspective and contribute to securing energy for the next generation and preserving the environment.
- Establish a relationship with society based on trust by ensuring management transparency and proactive information sharing.
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