The manufacturing technology of U powder was firstly developed in the world using an atomizing method. This atomized U powder is superior in the in-reactor performance and in manufacturing cost to the conventional crushed powder. Commercial grade powder samples have been provided 12 times for all the fuel vendors in the world, as of the end of 2008. Foreign fuel vendors have been developing fuel manufacturing technology and carrying out the in-reactor tests. Up to now, our atomized U powder has been recognized internationally as the most promising powder for the next generation fuel.
The manufacturing technology of HANARO fuels has been developed without a reliance on foreign technology. During this period, a
mass production facility was designed and constructed, additionally quality control technology has been established. From 2006, high quality fuels have been supplied to HANARO reactor.