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Small Modular Reactors

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 in the configuration proposed for the Darlington site. 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 in the configuration proposed for the Darlington site. 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.

Generation IV Designs Improve the Economics of Nuclear Power

By Simon Irish

Amid rising concerns about how we can decarbonize our whole energy system to address climate challenges, we are seeing greater awareness of nuclear energy’s important role.

Learn More About Terrestrial Energy

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®).