Copenhagen Atomics Building 1 Megawatt Molten Salt Test Reactor

2020 Molten-Salt Reactor Workshop on 2020-10-14 (Oct 14th, 2020). Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology. Known …

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Terrestrial Energy Doubling Clean Energy from 2030 Molten Salt Reactor

Terrestrial Energy will double the power of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) nuclear power plant design. It is now called IMSR®400 and will generate net 390 MW of electric generation capacity for grid supply from twin reactors and generators. This upgrade, in response to utility requirements, further increases the cost-competitiveness of the IMSR®400 as …

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Thorium and Molten Salt Reactors in China and Elsewhere

China is finishing the 2 megawatt prototype Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR-LF1), in Wuwei, a desert city in Gansu province. Construction work on the TMSR is due to finish in August and a test run of equipment could start as early as September. Molten salt and thorium reactors are inherently safer and can have less …

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Kirk Sorensen Updates His Molten Salt Reactor Company

Kirk Sorensen has been a leader in promoting thorium energy, molten salt nuclear reactors and the liquid fluoride thorium reactor. Kirk formed the company Flibe Energy back in 2011. Nextbigfuture spoke with Kirk frequently when Kirk blogged at Energy from Thorium. Kirk presented his latest update on work towards a Molten Salt Reactor. A molten …

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Update on Copenhagen Atomics Molten Salt Fission From CTO

Aslak Stubsgaard, CTO of Copenhagen Atomics provided an update to Nextbigfuture on their development of a Molten Salt nuclear fission reactor. They are a molten salt reactor company developing a 100MW(th) thorium molten salt reactors with an initial load plutonium from spent fuel. The reactors are designed to be roughly the size of a 40-foot …

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Thorcon Thorium Energy Converter Designs and Argonne National Lab Materials Analysis

ThorCon is a molten salt fission reactor. Unlike all current nuclear reactors, the fuel is in liquid form. It can be moved around with a pump and passively drained. This 500 MW fission power plant is encapsulated in a hull, built in a shipyard, towed to a shallow water site, ballasted to the seabed. ThorCon …

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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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Moltex Energy Gets US$7.5 Million in Crowdfunding for Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor

Moltex Energy has raised 6 million british pounds (USD7.5 million) in funding through online investment platform Shadow Foundr. Their design is a Stable Salt Reactors that builds on the fundamental safety and simplicity breakthrough of molten salt fuel in essentially standard nuclear fuel tubes. The funding will support the company through the pre-licensing process in …

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Interview 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 project. Indonesia’s businesses and government are very interested but further approvals are needed. Thorcon now …

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Indonesia 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 reactor and the Indonesian government has not officially approved the reactor project. PAL Indonesia is …

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