China commissioned the eleventh power unit of Baihetan Dam

The Chinese company China Yangtze Power successfully completed the test startup of the eleventh hydroelectric installation in succession (No. 13 in numerical designation) of the Baihetan Dam on the Jinsha River at the administrative borderline between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in the Eastern part of PRC. The commissioning of the remaining five units will allow to bring the second biggest hydropower plant of the world to its full capacity.

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The first molten salt reactor might appear in Russia by late 2030-ies – early 2040-ies.

One of the fundamental unresolved problems of the modern nuclear industry is recycling nuclear waste. One option for the substantial reduction of generation of such waste can be construction and operation of the molten salt reactors for afterburning of minor actinides. The first such reactor in Russia can be constructed by late 2030-ies – early 2040-ies, reported Deputy General Director of Science and Innovation LLC with the Corporation Rosatom Alexey Dub in an interview to the corporate publication Strana Rosatom (Country Rosatom).

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Hydrogen from wastewater: a discovery of Russian scientists

The scientists from the Federal Research Centre (FRC) of Biotechnology under RAS have studied bacteria, which were found in a reactor for treatment of town wastewater. The microorganisms turned out to be the representatives of a new bacteria strain Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum – SP-H2.

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September 2022
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