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CBC News

CBC News: ‘It’s the future’: How going small may fuel nuclear power’s comeback

Canada is positioning itself up to be a leader in a new age of nuclear power by exploring the use of small modular reactors (SMR).

Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish believes his company’s first SMR power plant will give Canadians — and potential customers — confidence in the technology.

Business in Vancouver

Business in Vancouver: Companies that caught our eye at CEM

Last week’s Clean Energy Ministerial provided Canadian clean-tech companies a chance to show their stuff.

Based in Oakville, Ontario, Terrestrial Energy was named one of the top 10 breakthrough technologies in MIT Technology Review, curated by Bill Gates.

Business in Vancouver

Business in Vancouver: Advanced nuclear could take climate fight to the next level

As ministers from more than 25 countries gather in Vancouver this month for the Clean Energy Ministerial, they will be thinking about how the world can transition to clean energy economies.

But decarbonizing the world electricity supply is just the beginning. At best, it would eliminate only 30% of global emissions.

BNN Bloomberg: Terrestrial Energy touts the advantages of molten salt reactor technology

Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish explains to BNN Bloomberg the benefits of a new type of clean energy technology, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).

“You can do so much better technically and commercially if you embrace nuclear innovation and embrace a different reactor technology,” he said.

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail: International Energy Agency urges developed countries to support nuclear industries

The target of limiting increases in average global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius “will be very difficult to realize, and in the absence of nuclear, it will be much, much, much more difficult, if not impossible,” the International Energy Agency’s executive director Fatih Birol, said.

GreenTech Media

GTM: Why advanced nuclear reactors may be here sooner than many imagine

Advanced nuclear reactors are moving toward commercialisation faster and with less government support than many realize. Their smaller size and advances in computing are helping.

World Nuclear News

World Nuclear News: Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

David LeBlanc, Terrestrial Energy’s president and chief technology officer, said technical collaboration through interactions with the GIF were “invaluable” to realise the global potential for the company’s MSR technology. “The GIF recognises that with nuclear innovation, we can meet the urgent global market need for clean, affordable and cost-competitive energy,” he said.

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal: Fear not, new nuclear reactors can solve Canada’s climate change crises

Generation 4 nuclear reactors—including molten salt reactors now being developed by the Canadian firm Terrestrial Energy—are being designed to reduce energy poverty and push billions of the world’s poorest people towards prosperity.

MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019, by Bill Gates

“Developers of generation IV fission designs, such as Canada’s Terrestrial Energy…have entered into R&D partnerships with utilities, aiming for grid supply by the 2020s,” reads the cover story in MIT Technology Review’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019 issue, curated by Bill Gates.

MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review: The new, safer nuclear reactors that might help stop climate change

Another generation IV variant, the molten-salt reactor, is safer than earlier designs because it can cool itself even if the system loses power completely. Canadian company Terrestrial Energy plans to build a 190 MW plant in Ontario, with its first reactors producing power before 2030 at a cost it says can compete with natural gas.

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®).