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China Massive share of world powerplant construction

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 renewable power construction but the actual construction is even more in China’s favor so China …

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Potential of Thorium Nuclear Energy

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 Sorensen provides an update on the current state of thorium power. The bad news is …

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Nuclear thorium molten salt experiments started in Europe

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 powers most nuclear reactors in service today. 1. it’s much harder to weaponize. 2. Reactor …

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

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 a pebble-bed HTGR at Serpong with a consortium of Russian and Indonesian companies led by …

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