This wednesday Bill Gates visited the Ministry of Science & Technology to have a meeting with vice-minister Zhang Laiwu about the nuclear future of China.
Bill Gates confirmed on Wednesday that a company he helped found is cooperating on the development of a new type of nuclear reactor in China.
“TerraPower is working on what we call Generation-4 nuclear energy. And the idea is to be very low-cost, very safe and generate very little waste,” Gates said at a news conference after he discussed cooperation with Ministry of Science and Technology officials in Beijing on Wednesday.
TerraPower, co-founded by Gates several years ago, is working on the idea of new technologies with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), though Gates said adoption of the technology will not happen quickly.