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thorium


A Thorium Molten Salt Reactor When and Where You Need It

ThorConIsle is an offshore 500-MWe thorium molten salt reactor constructed inside a ship’s hull, ready to provide power from navigable waterways. The ThorCon “pot” operates at a pressure of 3…


Thorium Molten Salt Reactor Experiment Underway in the Netherlands

Scientists at the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in Petten, Netherlands, have commenced the world’s first thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR) experiment in more than 45 years (Figure 1).…


Power Technology Innovations from the Developing World

From biomass gasification to microgrids, there’s no lack of power sector innovation coming from the developing world. Driven by a combination of growing demand and limited resources, inventive groups and individuals…


Thorium Fuel Test Begins at Research Reactor in Norway

Norwegian company Thor Energy began a five-year-long irradiation test of thorium fuel at the Institute for Energy Technology’s research reactor in Halden, Norway, marking the most recent investigation into the…