China's experimental fast reactor reached full power

China's experimental fast reactor, CFER, reached full power, 65 MWt, at 5.00pm on 15 December 2014 and operated at this level continuously for three full days.

The reactor, built with Russia's assistance, first reached criticality in July 2010 and was connected to the grid in July 2011. At this point CEFR operates with 64.4% enriched HEU fuel, supplied by Russia.