World Nuclear News: Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR is designed as a modular reactor for factory fabrication, and could be used for electricity production and industrial process heat generation for uses such as use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination. The company plans to commission the first IMSR power plants in the late 2020s.

David LeBlanc, Terrestrial Energy’s president and chief technology officer, said technical collaboration through interactions with the GIF were “invaluable” to realise the global potential for the company’s MSR technology. “The GIF recognises that with nuclear innovation, we can meet the urgent global market need for clean, affordable and cost-competitive energy,” he said.