molten salt Archive

energyFunding for thorium molten salt and other advanced nuclear reactors

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 safer safe and scalable to 100 GW within a decade

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

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 …

energyTerrestrial Energy USA has MOU for siting a molten salt nuclear reactor in Idaho

Terrestrial Energy USA and Energy Northwest have agreed a memorandum of understanding on the terms of the possible siting, construction and operation of an Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) at a site at the Idaho National Laboratory in southeastern Idaho. …

energyTerrestrial Energy on track to commercial molten salt reactor competitive with natural gas prices

Terrestrial Energy is developing a 190 megawatt small modular molten salt reactor that will cost less than $1 billion to build. This will result in kilowatt-per-hour costs of less than 5 cents, a price competitive with power from natural gas. …

asiaIndonesia 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) …

energyThorcon floating supertanker molten salt reactors starting with 2021 prototype

ThorCon is a liquid-fuel fission power plant, under development in the US, to be built in a far-east shipyard, then floated to Indonesia, with testing starting in 2021. It generates emission-free electric power, cheaper even than from a coal-fired plant. …

canadaGame changing nuclear molten salt reactor will be cheaper than natural gas

Recently , Terrestrial Energy Inc.’s (TEI) announced the completion of the first phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) pre-licensing vendor design review. They submitted the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design to CNSC in the fall of 2016, …

chinaChina spending US$3.3 billion on molten salt nuclear reactors for faster aircraft carriers and in flying drones

China will spend 22 billion yuan (US$3.3 billion) on two prototype molten salt nuclear reactors. Two molten salt nuclear reactors will be built in the Gobi Desert in northern China. * Molten salt reactors can produce one thousandth of the …

canadaMolten Salt Nuclear Reactor that will make nuclear as cheap as natural gas passes first certification hurdle

Terrestrial Energy’s Molten Salt Reactors completed phase 1 of the vendor design review – the first advanced reactor to do so – is a landmark achievement. It places the company as an early leader in a fast growing technology sector. …