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energyThorium Nuclear Reactors Mentioned by Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang mentioned Thorium Nuclear Reactors as one of the advanced nuclear fission reactor concepts. Yang has also talked about making a prototype thorium reactor by 2027. There is a US startup working on a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor. If …

energyThorcon Thorium Energy Converter Designs and Argonne National Lab Materials Analysis

ThorCon is a molten salt fission reactor. Unlike all current nuclear reactors, the fuel is in liquid form. It can be moved around with a pump and passively drained. This 500 MW fission power plant is encapsulated in a hull, …

canadaC$10 Million to Develop First Molten Salt Molten Reactor

Moltex was founded in 2014 by Dr. Ian Scott, and was privately funded until 2018. Moltex’s mission is to enable low-cost clean energy as a practical economic solution. On 2018-07-13, New Brunswick Power and NB Government agreed to build, own …

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

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 …

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 …

energyIndonesia and ThorCon continue working towards thorium reactor

Bob Effendi, a native of Indonesia, helped ThorCon win its 2015 deals with Indonesian companies to work on thorium nuclear power. In 2015, three state-owned companies in Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with a U.S.-based firm called Martingale. They …

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 …

energyChina 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 …

energyPotential 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 …

energyNuclear 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 …