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World Nuclear News: IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).
POWER magazine

POWER magazine: Demonstration Advances to Produce Hydrogen Using Molten Salt Reactor Nuclear Technology

Terrestrial Energy USA, a company that is developing a fourth-generation molten salt nuclear reactor, has joined forces with Southern Co. and several U.S.
Platts

Platts: Terrestrial Energy teams with DOE, laboratories on hydrogen project

Terrestrial Energy announced Wednesday it is partnering with Southern Company and several US Department of Energy laboratories to develop a “more climate-friendly process for producing industrial hydrogen” using Terrestrial Energy’s generation IV Integral Molten Salt Reactor. “The two-year research and development project will examine the efficiency, design and economics of the IMSR power plant to produce carbon-free, industrial-scale hydrogen using the hybrid sulfur process,” Terrestrial Energy said in a statement Wednesday.
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.