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Evaluation of Nuclear Knowledge Management for the Light Water Reactor and Fusion Reactor: A Case Study of Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)

In: Management Of Technology Innovation And Value Creation Selected Papers from the 16th International Conference on Management of Technology

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  • Kazuaki Yanagisawa

    (Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 1233 Watanuki, Takasaki, Gunma, 370-1292, Japan)

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    AbstractFunds invested in a 45-year study of the light water reactor (LWR) technology in JAERI totaled 4.2b$ (billion dollars) for research including human resources of 34,718 man × years. The benefits to taxpayers from this JAERI work was estimated to be about 6.3 b$, resulting in a favorable cost-benefit ratio of 1.5 (6.3/4.2). Funds invested in the 32-year study of FR were 5.4b$ for R&D and 0.6b$ (6,331 man × years) for personnel. Estimates are that after commercialization in 2050, the share of FR will reach 23.4% in year 2100 and that a commercialized FR will generate revenue from electricity as high as 1,687b$ during the period 2050-2100.

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  • Mostafa Hashem Sherif & Tarek M Khalil (ed.), 2008. "Management of Technology Innovation and Value Creation:Selected Papers from the 16th International Conference on Management of Technology," World Scientific Books, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., number 6716, June.
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