Terrestrial Energy joined forces with L3 MAPPS, the leading developer of nuclear power plant simulation technology, to support the development of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), a Generation IV advanced nuclear plant design with enormous potential to transform the world’s delivery of clean, low-cost and reliable energy.
The IMSR® is being developed at Terrestrial Energy as an SMR with an output of 400 MWth of 600C industrial heat and/or 190 MWe of electrical production. The use of a graphite moderator and a highly thermalized neutron spectrum gives multiple advantages for standard operations. The IMSR® also offers future fuel flexibility including the ability to utilize spent LWR fuel without reprocessing but by conversion to fluoride
in a dry process.
EPRI’s findings suggest that for advanced nuclear to be deployed extensively in the US, new policies, innovation in technologies that significantly lower costs, and/or innovation in business models and markets to enable supplemental revenue streams, would be needed.
Read the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Advanced Reactors Information System (ARIS) status report on Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR®.
Terrestrial Energy is leading advanced reactor developers to market with its game-changing IMSR® design.
The IMSR® uses a fundamentally different reactor technology that leads to distinctive commercial advantages.
IMSR®-generated heat is ideal for many industrial processes, not just for electricity production.
IMSR® power plants are cost-competitive with fossil fuels and renewables.
Article in the journal Sustainability posits that timely deployment of advanced nuclear like the IMSR®—”perfectly capable of providing all the energy humanity needs for centuries”—could be the silver bullet needed for achieving aggressive Paris climate targets.
On November 30, 2017, Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish explained why nuclear will be a clean energy solution to climate change at The New York Times’s 2017 ClimateTECH conference, with Lisa Friedman and Michael Shellenberger.