Terrestrial Energy Launches 390-MW Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Design

By Power Magazine

Terrestrial Energy has unveiled an upgraded 390-MWe design of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) power plant to meet utility requirements and boost its cost-competitiveness as part of an effort to ramp up its candidacy for deployment at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. This week, the Canadian firm also announced a series of developments that could further its bid to commercialize the Generation IV small modular reactor (SMR) technology and begin operating its first plant by 2028.

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Canadian SMR to offer ‘once in a generation’ economic windfall – study

By World Nuclear News

Construction of a small modular reactor (SMR) at Darlington in Ontario will open up global export markets worth many hundreds of billions of dollars over the next several decades for whichever technology is chosen by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a new study prepared for SMR developer Terrestrial Energy has found.

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Terrestrial Energy’s Technology Fit into the UK’s Energy Landscape - Nuclear Energy UK

Nuclear reactors of the future have a fuel problem

By Utility Dive

“Of the seven advanced reactor designs that are engaged in ‘pre-application activities’ with the NRC, all but one would use HALEU,” said Matthew Bandyk in UtilityDive

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Terrestrial Energy, Westinghouse and UK NNL Collaborate on IMSR Fuel

By Nuclear Engineering International

US-based Westinghouse, the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), and US-based Terrestrial Energy on 17 August signed an agreement for nuclear fuel development and supply to advance the industrial scale up and commercial supply of enriched uranium fuel for use in Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). The Terrestrial Energy IMSR, a Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant is under development in Oakville.

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Nuclear power and the land

By Canadian Dimension

"In the fight against climate change, what we are on the hunt for are safe energy solutions. And of all the options, nuclear is the safest," writes Leigh Phillips for Canadian Dimension

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Advanced Reactors: Turning the Corner

By Third Way - Advanced Nuclear Energy

A common misconception about advanced nuclear technologies is that they are largely conceptual and will not be commercialized in time to contribute to meeting near-term climate goals. However, a comprehensive look at global efforts to develop advanced nuclear reveals rapid progress towards commercialization and operation.

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Terrestrial Energy signs engineering services contract with Hatch

By Simon Irish

Canada’s Terrestrial Energy said on 4 May that it had signed an engineering services contract with Hatch to support deployment of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). The scope of the agreement includes support for engineering, component procurement, project and construction management, and power plant cost estimation relating to the development and construction of an IMSR power plant. Services will be provided by a team of Hatch engineers based in Ontario.

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Canada Embraces Nuclear Energy Expansion to Lower Carbon Emissions

By Simon Irish

“We don’t see a path where we reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 without nuclear,” said Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s natural-resources minister. “It is proven, it is tested and it is safe. We are good at it.”

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Atomic Heat in Small Packages Give Big Industry a Climate Option

By BNN Bloomberg

Small modular reactors are drawing the attention of policy makers across the U.S. and Europe because of their versatility. They can deliver a steady flow of energy both in the form of heat and electricity. The power helps balance intermittent supplies coming from wind and solar farms.

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Federal government invests in small nuclear reactors to help it meet net-zero 2050 target

By Simon Irish

The federal government says it's investing $20 million in the nuclear industry to help Canada meet its target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The investment in Oakville Ontario's Terrestrial Energy is meant to help the firm bring small modular nuclear reactors to market.

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