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batteriesMolten Salt Heat Energy Storage and Efficiency of Conversion of Heat to Electricity

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MIT researchers have a new energy storage design that will store heat generated by excess electricity from solar or wind power in large tanks of white-hot molten silicon. It converts the light from the glowing metal back into electricity to …

canadaTerrestrial Energy is a leader in commercializing next gen nuclear technology

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Terrestrial Energy is leading the way to getting regulatory approvals for its molten salt fission reactor design and has built up an industrial board representing 10 of the largest Nuclear Reactor companies for advice it on its path to market. …

energyFlibe Energy has $2.6 million for molten salt nuclear research

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Kirk Sorensen of Flibe Energy described the central role that fluorination plays in the handling of fission products in molten-salt reactors. New fluorination technology may resolve previous challenges, at the 4th MSR Workshop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, on October …

canadaTerrestrial Energy Molten Salt nuclear plant regulator review progress

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Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC’s regulatory …

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 …