Indonesia Consider Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Cheaper than Coal Power

Scientists attending the International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems in Bali, Indonesia, were excited by ThorCon CEO Lars Jorgensen’s presentation of the design of the TMSR-500 liquid fission power plant. Companies in Indonesia and the government of Indonesia are considering funding a test project for the Thorcon reactor. This could lead a 3.5 GW …

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P3Tek Recommends Thorcon Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor for Indonesia

P3Tek presented the results of a 10-month study of the ThorCon thorium/uranium-fueled molten salt reactor (MSR) power plant. The study reviewed regulation, safety, economics, and the grid load and concluded the ThorCon TMSR500 liquid fission power plant can supply Indonesia electricity needs in 2026-2027. ThorCon International is a nuclear engineering company that has expressed interest …

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China and Russia looking at 27 floating nuclear reactors but ThorCon and Indonesia could scale to 100 per year

Floating nuclear power plants offer several economic advantages. A large percentage of the cost of a nuclear power plant is the construction and installation of the plant itself. This cost can vary and increase if the site has challenging weather and other conditions. Also, cold and harsh environments may not have a highly trained local …

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Indonesia progressing to an experimental small modular nuclear reactor

Indonesia’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) has launched a roadmap for developing a detailed engineering design for its Experimental Power Reactor. Batan launched a plan in 2014 to build an 10 MWt RDE at its largest research center site – the Puspiptek Complex, in Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten – as a first strategic milestone for …

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Indonesia has rapidly growing energy needs and they are looking to nuclear energy

Indonesia needs to double its electricity generation capacity over the next ten years, and continue that expansion beyond 2050, to improve access to electricity and meet the demand of its growing economy and population. Indonesia’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) is promoting the introduction of nuclear power plants to help meet the county’s demand for …

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Asian economies out to 2030, India third place world economy by 2028

Japan Center for Economic Research has forecasted the Asian economies out to 2030. The center released its third Medium-Term Asian Economic Forecast for 2017 through 2030. The report, titled “Digital Asia 5.0 — Innovation changes economic power relationship,” puts the Philippines on track to log 6.4% real GDP growth in 2030, with India expected to …

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Potential of Thorium Nuclear Energy

Imagine a form of nuclear energy with greater output and virtually no safety issues. Such is the promise of liquid flouride thorium reactors (LFTRs), and we’ve had several past interviews with thorium expert Kirk Sorensen to discuss their potential: Kirk Sorensen provides an update on the current state of thorium power. The bad news is …

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Nuclear thorium molten salt experiments started in Europe

Researchers at NRG, a Dutch nuclear materials firm, have begun the first tests of nuclear fission using thorium salts since experiments ended at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the early 1970s. Thorium has several advantages over uranium, the fuel that powers most nuclear reactors in service today. 1. it’s much harder to weaponize. 2. Reactor …

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