Bill gates was elected to the Chinese Academy of engineering

© AFP 2017 / Saul LoebАмериканский entrepreneur and public figure bill gates. Archival photoBill gates was elected to the Chinese Academy of engineering© 2017 AFP / Saul Loeb

American billionaire founder of Microsoft bill gates was elected to the Chinese Academy of engineering, the message on the Academy website.

Gates was nominated for his work in the project TerraPower — a company engaged in the development of promising nuclear reactor at the traveling wave, which he founded in 20028 year. The billionaire was one of 18 new foreign members of the Academy and the only one who does not work in a University or research Institute.

At the end of 2015 TerraPower has signed with the Chinese state Corporation of nuclear power CNNC (China National Nuclear Corporation), a Memorandum of understanding for the development of the technology of the reactor at the traveling wave. In March 2017, the company agreed to expand their cooperation and signed an agreement to establish a joint venture Global Innovation Nuclear Energy Technology. The companies plan to co-lead the work to finalise the design of the reactor at the traveling wave, and the commercialization of technology of this type of reactors.

In early November, Premier of the state Council of China Li Keqiang during a meeting with gates in Beijing, commended the partnership between China and the United States in the field of nuclear energy and called for closer cooperation.

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