molten salt Archive

energyTransatomic Energy shuts down and opensources IP

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Transatomic Energy started in 2011, realized there were mistakes in their original analyses in 2016 and has shutdown in 2018. They have made their work and molten salt reactor designs open source. As of January 2018, the advanced nuclear industry …

canadaUnderstanding the super safety of the Moltex nuclear plant which will be built in Canada

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In July, 2018, Moltex was selected by New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation and New Brunswick Power to progress development of its SSR-W (Stable Salt Reactor – Wasteburner) technology in New Brunswick, with the aim of deploying its first SSR-W at …

chinaChina has multi-billion projects developing liquid and solid fuel molten salt reactors

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China has $3.3 billion funding two large molten salt fission reactor projects. There are 400 SINAP (Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics) scientists that are working on molten salt reactors at a complex of three new building. There are 200 other …

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

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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 …

energyGlobal race for transformative molten salt nuclear includes Bill Gates and China

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Molten Salt nuclear fission reactors can deliver 99% of the promised benefits from nuclear fusion but are closer to being developed. Unlike Nuclear fusion which has never had net generation of power, molten salt nuclear fission power had 2.5 megawatts …

energySouthern Company partnering with Bill Gates backed Terrapower on molten chloride fast reactor

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Several companies are starting to develop molten salt reactors. TerraPower is backed by Bill Gates and is developing molten salt reactors. Southern Company, a leading energy company in the United States, is partnering with TerraPower to develop a molten chloride …

chinaChina weakness is foreign oil dependence but will they scale to building two nuclear reactors per week

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China initially announced 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US imports, including oil products, LPG and coal in a new list of affected goods but left off import duties on US crude oil. The crude oil may have been …

energyFunding for thorium molten salt and other advanced nuclear reactors

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Flibe Energy has teamed with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to examine the use of nitrogen trifluoride as an agent to remove uranium from a molten-salt fuel mixture as a preliminary step for the removal of fission products. They will look …

energyThorCon Molten Salt Reactor can be safe and scalable to 100 GW per year within a decade

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ThorCon is a graphite-moderated thermal spectrum molten salt reactor that will produce 250 MWe power. It will be cheaper than coal energy. Coal is 5 cents per kilowatt hour and Thorcon will be 3 cents per kilowatt-hour. The basic concept …

energyDanish Thorium Molten Salt Reactor receives pre-seed funding

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Copenhagen-based Seaborg Technologies, which is developing thorium-based Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs), has received pre-seed investment round. from an investment coalition led by Danish innovation incubator PreSeed Ventures. The company hopes the funding will accelerate development of its CUBE (Compact Used …