New Animation Shows How IMSR Cogeneration Plants Supply the Missing Piece for Net-Zero Goals with Clean Energy for Industry
By Simon Irish
Despite their grand efforts, world leaders, policymakers and activists convening at the 27th Conference of the Parties, or COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, are making scant progress finding ways to meet growing global energy needs while slowing climate change.
This animation provides an overview of the Terrestrial Energy Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), which is the heart of an innovative small modular cogeneration plant designed to produce carbon-free, high-temperature heat for global industry and low-cost electrical power.
TerraPraxis Selects Terrestrial Energy Generation IV Nuclear Technology for the Repowering Coal Consortium
Oakville, Ontario; Charlotte, North Carolina; and London, United Kingdom – November 7, 2022 – Terrestrial Energy, an advanced nuclear technology development company, and TerraPraxis, an organization that innovates, designs, and accelerates scalable, equitable climate solutions, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on Repowering Coal.
Bethesda, Maryland, and Oakville, Ontario, Canada – November 1, 2022 – Terrestrial Energy has completed a regulatory evaluation of packaging and cross-border transportation of Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) nuclear fuel in collaboration with Orano, a global leader in the nuclear fuel cycle.
This work demonstrates that nuclear fuel packaging used by Orano today to service the nuclear industry is suitable for the transportation and supply of IMSR® fuel.
By Simon Irish
We focus a lot of attention on electrification and decarbonizing the electric grid, but it is only one piece of the decarbonization challenge.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada – August 31, 2022 –Terrestrial Energy has completed an evaluation of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor’s (IMSR®) nuclear material safeguards in collaboration with the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) with support from CNL’s Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI).
“Safeguards” is an international regulatory framework administered in Canada by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and is verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under international treaty arrangements.
This illustration is an outer view of the IMSR® Core-unit. Their connections to the rest of the power system are at the top, allowing for easy replacement every seven years.
Before and after use, IMSR® Core-units are stored in a protective silo like this. Using these, an IMSR® plant can keep several Core-units on hand for added energy security.
This cutaway view show the interior of the IMSR® Core-unit. This elegant design enables Core-units to be factory made, easily transportable, and swappable inside the plant.
A cutaway view shows the complete IMSR® Core-unit with integrated heat exchangers in a storage silo.
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