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energyChina Massive share of world powerplant construction

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China has a dominant global share of energy production and construction. On a money invested basis China is investing about half of the world total in powerplant construction (energy production). There is slightly more spread in Europe and America for …

energyPotential of Thorium Nuclear Energy

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Imagine a form of nuclear energy with greater output and virtually no safety issues. Such is the promise of liquid flouride thorium reactors (LFTRs), and we’ve had several past interviews with thorium expert Kirk Sorensen to discuss their potential: Kirk …

energyNuclear thorium molten salt experiments started in Europe

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Researchers at NRG, a Dutch nuclear materials firm, have begun the first tests of nuclear fission using thorium salts since experiments ended at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the early 1970s. Thorium has several advantages over uranium, the fuel that …

energyIndonesia continues preliminary work towards fission testing of Thorcon thorium molten salt reactors in 2020

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Indonesia is exploring a number of new options for nuclear power, including high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) and a thorium molten salt reactors. Indonesia has signed several nuclear deals * In early 2015, they signed a contract to build and test …