Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thorium Remix 2016

Thorium is an abundant material which can be transformed into massive quantities of energy. To do so efficiently, requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kind we use today- Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses chemically stable molten salts.

Such a reactor is called a "Molten Salt Reactor". Many different configurations are possible. Some of these configurations can harness Thorium very efficiently.

If you have ever heard the word THORIUM before now, that is because NASA paid $10,000 to have MSR research documents scanned. NASA needs power for space missions, but current nuclear reactors are ill-suited for off-world application.

This video explores the attributes of Molten Salt Reactors. Why are they compelling? And why do many people (including myself) see them as the only economical way of fully harnessing ALL our nuclear fuels... including Thorium.

THORIUM REMIX 2016 has been under development since 2012. I hope it conveys to you why I personally find Molten Salt Reactors so compelling, as do the many volunteers and supporters who helped create this video. Much of the footage was shot by volunteers.

Entities pursuing Molten Salt Reactors are...

Flibe Energy - http://flibe-energy.com/
Terrestrial Energy - http://terrestrialenergy.com/
Moltex Energy - http://www.moltexenergy.com/
ThorCon Power - http://thorconpower.com/
Transatomic - http://www.transatomicpower.com/
Seaborg - http://seaborg.co/
Copenhagen Atomics - http://www.copenhagenatomics.com/
TerraPower - http://terrapower.com/
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre - http://www.barc.gov.in/
Chinese Academy of Sciences - http://english.cas.cn/

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