I thought it was time to update Thorium research activities. Keith forwarded the following video and on the YouTube site were an update of companies and entities working on Thorium reactors.
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.
Video: you might want to fast forward through the fist parts, but I left it there for those of you interested in space exploration
Entities pursuing Molten Salt Reactors are listed bellow
Editors note R-G: Some we have covered before and will cover in the near future an update on many of them
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/
Some of this footage is remixed from non-MSR related sources, to help explain the importance of energy for both space exploration and everyday life here on Earth. Most prominently…
Pandora’s Promise – https://youtu.be/bDw3ET3zqxk
Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson – https://youtu.be/Pun76NZMjCk
Stephen Colbert – https://youtu.be/6jXazEYi3P8
Dr. Robert Zubrin – https://youtu.be/EKQSijn9FBs
Mars Underground – https://youtu.be/tcTZvNLL0-w
Andy Weir & Adam Savage – https://youtu.be/5SemyzKgaUU
Periodic Table Videos – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtES…
…to see when & where ALL remix components have been used, watch this video using a computer and enable “YouTube Annotations”. Citations will appear on-screen during playback.
All music was created by: http://kilowattsmusic.com
To support this project, visit: https://patreon.com/thorium