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Mitsubishi Heavy aims to build 'reactor-on-a-truck' by 2030s

Japanese engineering firm expects to tap demand for non-carbon energy

Mitsubishi Heavy's microreactors will be able to provide power to remote and disaster-hit areas. (Image courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy)

TOKYO -- Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to develop and commercialize nuclear reactors small enough to be delivered on trucks by the end of the next decade, hoping to draw on demand for non-carbon emitting energy.

At 3 meters tall and 4 meters wide, the microreactors will weigh less than 40 tons. The reactor and power generating equipment will fit inside a container truck, enabling it to be delivered to remote or disaster-hit areas.

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