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Terrestrial Energy IMSR Shows Value of Versatility

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.

Generation 4 IMSR Fission Technology, A Perfect Fit for Repowering Coal

By Simon Irish

Despite the world’s growing awareness of the scale of climate change and the immense challenge of mitigating it, coal is still a predominant source of power, comprising 27 percent of total global primary energy consumption in 2021, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.

With its roughly 900 grams of CO2-equivalent per kilowatt-hour (gCO2/kWh) life cycle emissions, it is one of the most emissions-intensive forms of electricity generation.

Generation 4 Fission Technology Changes Equation on Green Hydrogen Production

By Simon Irish

There is growing excitement around the world about the potential of green hydrogen as a major energy carrier in our clean energy transition, and for good reason.

Where Does Terrestrial Energy’s Technology Fit into the UK’s Energy Landscape?

“New nuclear” has enjoyed a good start to 2022.

Breakthrough legislation on the financing of new nuclear projects has been followed by warm rhetoric from the Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, who talked about the need for the UK to “double down on new nuclear power” as “the more clean, affordable power we generate in the UK, the less dependent we’ll be on imports.”

Can Data Centers Take Control of Clean Energy?

By Simon Irish

We are living in times of rapid change across the economy, while two areas stand out as changing especially quickly: tech and energy.

Nuclear Energy Is Back. Now, Let’s See Canada’s Offer

By Simon Irish

There was some familiarity in the cycle of hope and disappointment we have grown used to at the UN climate meetings known as COP, but one thing was very different at COP26 in Glasgow – nuclear energy finally took its seat at the table.

Nuclear energy’s presence at COP26 came as a double whammy.

IMSR®400 Power Plant Fly-Through

This animation shows the interior of the IMSR®400 power plant. The IMSR®400 power plant uses twin Integral Molten Salt Reactors (IMSR®s), which operate at nearly 50 percent higher thermal efficiency than conventional reactors for better performance.

IMSR®400 Power Plant Flyover

This animation shows the exterior of the IMSR®400 power plant. The IMSR®400 has the capacity to generate 390 MW (net) of clean, reliable and carbon-free electric power using twin reactors and generators.

The Future of SMRs Is All About the “R”

By Simon Irish

A lot of people are speculating about the potential role of small modular reactors, known in the nuclear industry by the acronym “SMRs.” These new reactor designs promise to deliver a clean and reliable alternative to fossil fuels – but the discussion typically focuses on the “S” and the “M,” as if those features represent the true innovation.

Clean Hydrogen at Industrial Scale Requires Generation IV Nuclear

Photo credit: Nuclear Reimagined, Third Way Think Tank/Gensler

Many see hydrogen as the golden key to our completely decarbonized and clean energy future.

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Terrestrial Energy is an industry-leading technology company committed to delivering reliable, emission-free, and cost-competitive nuclear energy with a truly innovative advanced reactor design, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).