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energyInterview Clarifies Current Situation With Thorcon and the Indonesian Government

Nextbigfuture interviewed Robert Hargraves of Thorcon to clarify some information about the status of the revolutionary Thorcon molten salt nuclear reactor and the implications of the new agreement with PAL Indonesia. There is good technical progress on this very promising …

energyIndonesia and Thorcon Will Build a Mass Production Next-generation Molten Salt Reactor

Indonesia’s state company PT PAL Indonesia signed an agreement with next-generation molten salt nuclear energy company Thorcon International Pte Ltd for a development study and construction of a 500-megawatt reactor. Thorcon still needs to raise more funds to build the …

energyWhat is Called Nuclear Waste is Mostly Unused Fuel for Molten Salt and Fast Reactors

Nextbigfuture has had many articles that try to educate people that what we call nuclear waste is unused fuel for different nuclear reactors. The waste is fuel that is mostly even numbered isotopes. Unused fuel (aka nuclear waste) can be …

chinaChina Adapted US and European Nuclear Reactor Technology at Four Times Lower Cost

China will start operating two new large Hualong nuclear reactors this year and another two next year Each Hualong nuclear reactor will generate one gigawatt of nuclear power. They were made by adapting third generation US and European nuclear reactor …

canadaCanada begins SMR strategy roadmap

Canada has launched a process to prepare a roadmap to explore the potential of on- and off-grid applications for small modular reactor (SMR) technology. The roadmap will help position Canada to become a global leader in the emerging SMR market, …

canadaCanada reviewing ten small nuclear reactor designs including eVinci solid state microreactor

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will have pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDRs) the NuScale 50 MWe SMR and Westinghouse’s eVinci microreactor. The CNSC is now involved with ten pre-licensing VDRs, all for small reactors with capacities in the range …

air forceNuclear powered drones are technically feasible and could fly for years

From 2008-2011, Sandia National Labs and Northrop Grumman designed nuclear drones that would be able to fly for many months. China has put $3.3 billion into making new highly compact nuclear reactors which would also use for nuclear powered drones. …

chinaChina nuclear energy and coal company partner to make traveling wave nuclear reactor

The China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) has signed an agreement with the Shenhua Group, China’s biggest coal producer, to promote the development of advanced “traveling wave” reactor technology, the state nuclear giant said. At a ceremony on Tuesday, the two …