Terrestrial Energy and Alberta Commercializing SMR Reactor

Invest Alberta supports commercialization of Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor with a focus on reducing emissions in the oil and gas, and petrochemical industries. Alberta, along with the provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, is working to advance small modular reactor (SMR) technologies through an interprovincial memorandum of understanding it joined in April …

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US and Canada Nuclear Regulators Complete Technical Review of Molten Salt Reactor

US and Canadian nuclear regulators completed joint review of Terrestrial’s IMSR (molten salt) nuclear reactor. Terrestrial Energy looks to commercialise the Generation IV small modular reactor (SMR) technology and begin operating its first plant by 2028. Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy, said: “This review by the Canadian and US regulators is a joint examination …

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Major Engineering Partner for Thorcon’s Indonesia Molten Salt Reactor Project

The ThorCon MSR (molten Salt reactor) technology is well positioned to provide Indonesia and other emerging economies with clean dispatchable energy. The TMSR-500 will be built at DSME at its yard in Okpo, South Korea. The use of a modern shipyard will achieve huge savings in time and cost while also improving quality of construction. …

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Modular Molten Salt Reactors Starting 2028

Late in 2021, Terrestrial Energy has unveiled an upgraded 390-MWe design of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) power plant to meet utility requirements and boost its cost-competitiveness as part of an effort to ramp up its candidacy for deployment at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Terrestrial Energy announced a series of …

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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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