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.
Peer-reviewed article in the journal Energies finds that had the rate of commercial nuclear deployment in the late-1960s to 1970s been maintained to the present day, nuclear power could now be around 10 percent of its current cost and could have substituted for 69,000 to 186,000 TWh of coal and gas generation—thereby avoiding up to 9.5 million deaths and 174 Gt CO2 emissions.
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.
Computer-generated fly-by of the IMSR® power plant.
Terrestrial Energy is rethinking energy. In this video, members of the Terrestrial Energy team explain the benefits of IMSR® technology, and explore the business itself.
Read the Energy For Humanity publication that cites Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR® as “one of the promising molten salt-based reactor designs currently in development.”
Dr. Ben Heard and others publish in the journal Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews their analysis of the feasibility of 100% renewable-electricity systems and find that 24 academic studies published to-date provide no convincing evidence that basic feasibility criteria can be met.
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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®).