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World Nuclear News

World Nuclear News: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

What will really determine nuclear energy’s fate is whether the nuclear community can change the conversation about this technology that has proven its worth many times over.
Wired

Wired: Next-Gen Nuclear Is Coming—If Society Wants It

Simon Irish saw that countries around the globe needed to build a boggling amount of clean-power projects to replace their fossil fuel infrastructure, while also providing enough energy for rising demand from China, India, and other rapidly growing countries.
Mother Jones

Mother Jones: Safer, Cleaner Nuclear Energy—If We Want It

New reactors could also reduce costs by being safer. Conventional reactors have a fundamental risk of meltdown, largely because they were designed to power submarines.
Salon

Salon: Next-gen nuclear is coming, if we want it

Terrestrial is far from alone. Dozens of nuclear startups are popping up around the country, aiming to solve the well-known problems with nuclear power — radioactive waste, meltdowns, weapons proliferation, and high costs.
Grist

Grist: Next-gen Nukes; Scores of nuclear startups are aiming to solve the problems that plague nuclear power

At a conference in 2011, Simon Irish, an investment manager in New York, met an engineer with an innovative design for a nuclear reactor cooled by molten salt.
Idaho Business Review

Idaho Business Review: Northwest — including Idaho — is a hotbed of nuclear research

“The Pacific Northwest seems to be a magnet for innovative and traditional nuclear power,” Dr. James Conca, a nuclear expert, recently wrote in Forbes.
American Public Power Association

APPA: DOE Funding for Advanced Nuclear Technology Impacts Public Power

Meanwhile, the DOE also announced technical voucher awards to U.S. companies selected under the DOE’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative. Included among the companies selected to receive GAIN technology development vouchers is Terrestrial Energy USA ($500,000). Terrestrial Energy USA in a May 2 news release said that it received an award for advanced nuclear instrumentation development work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a U.S.
Nuclear Energy Insider

Nuclear Energy Insider: Nuclear hydrogen economics could favor small modular designs

Terrestrial Energy says its Integrated Molten Salt Reactor can produce heat at around 600 degrees celsius and could supply energy intensive processes such as hydrogen production, desalination and petrochemical refining...[It] is one of several advanced reactor developers leading the charge and hopes to build its first plant in North America in the 2020s.
POWER magazine

POWER magazine: Could Advanced Reactor Technology Save the Nuclear Industry?

Terrestrial Energy offered details about a less-conventional advanced nuclear design...touting Terrestrial’s 400-MWth (192-MWe) liquid-fueled SMR. Called the IMSR (Integral Molten Salt Reactor), it incorporates many aspects of molten salt reactor operation researched, demonstrated, and proven in test reactors at ORNL in the 1960s.
U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. DOE: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $60 Million for U.S. Industry Awards in Support of Advanced Nuclear Technology Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 13 projects to receive approximately $60 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies.