Updates

Terrestrial Energy IMSR Shows Value of Versatility

By Simon Irish

We focus a lot of attention on electrification and decarbonizing the electric grid, but it is only one piece of the decarbonization challenge.

Terrestrial Energy Completes Safeguards Work at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Oakville, Ontario, Canada – August 31, 2022 –Terrestrial Energy has completed an evaluation of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor’s (IMSR®) nuclear material safeguards in collaboration with the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) with support from CNL’s Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI).

“Safeguards” is an international regulatory framework administered in Canada by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and is verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under international treaty arrangements.

Nuclear Newswire

The coal-to-nuclear conversion: Are Gen IV reactors the answer?

In the ongoing quest to mitigate the effects of climate change, new technology can create new solutions. Even today, however, coal is still a main source of power around the globe, often out of necessity.

Terrestrial Energy Signs Agreement to Advance IMSR Deployment in Western Canada

Signed MOU supports job creation and small modular reactor development in Alberta, focuses on reducing emissions in the oil and gas, and petrochemical industries

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – August 11, 2022 – Terrestrial Energy, an industry-leading nuclear technology company, and Invest Alberta, the Government of Alberta’s crown corporation promoting high-value investments, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support commercialisation of Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) Generation IV small modular reactor (SMR) plant in Western Canada.

Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR® plant has unique potential to supply the heat and power (cogeneration) needs of many industrial activities, including those in the Alberta oil and gas, and petrochemical sectors.

Generation 4 IMSR Fission Technology, A Perfect Fit for Repowering Coal

By Simon Irish

Despite the world’s growing awareness of the scale of climate change and the immense challenge of mitigating it, coal is still a predominant source of power, comprising 27 percent of total global primary energy consumption in 2021, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.

With its roughly 900 grams of CO2-equivalent per kilowatt-hour (gCO2/kWh) life cycle emissions, it is one of the most emissions-intensive forms of electricity generation.

Where Does Terrestrial Energy’s Technology Fit into the UK’s Energy Landscape?

“New nuclear” has enjoyed a good start to 2022.

Breakthrough legislation on the financing of new nuclear projects has been followed by warm rhetoric from the Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, who talked about the need for the UK to “double down on new nuclear power” as “the more clean, affordable power we generate in the UK, the less dependent we’ll be on imports.”

Can Data Centers Take Control of Clean Energy?

By Simon Irish

We are living in times of rapid change across the economy, while two areas stand out as changing especially quickly: tech and energy.

Terrestrial Energy Awarded US Government Grant for IMSR Development

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 24, 2021 – Terrestrial Energy USA was awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support licensing and commercialisation of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), a Generation IV nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Energy Is Back. Now, Let’s See Canada’s Offer

By Simon Irish

There was some familiarity in the cycle of hope and disappointment we have grown used to at the UN climate meetings known as COP, but one thing was very different at COP26 in Glasgow – nuclear energy finally took its seat at the table.

Nuclear energy’s presence at COP26 came as a double whammy.

Terrestrial Energy Announces Upgraded IMSR400 Generation IV Nuclear Power Plant

Oakville, ON – September 14, 2021 – Terrestrial Energy today announced its upgraded Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) nuclear power plant design – the IMSR®400 – a facility with a net 390 MW of electric generation capacity for grid supply from twin reactors and generators.

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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®).