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 Appoints Managing Director to Spearhead Commercialization of New Nuclear Technology in the UK
Oxford, United Kingdom, January 18, 2022 – Terrestrial Energy has appointed a senior nuclear industry executive as Managing Director of UK operations as the company advances its new nuclear technology.
Michael Drury joins the company from the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), where he led the business development function for New Build and Advanced Nuclear Technologies, including Small Modular Reactors and Advanced Modular Reactors.
The appointment comes as Terrestrial Energy moves forward with the development and commercialisation of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) Generation IV nuclear technology in the UK.
Mr Drury has extensive experience of strategy and execution at the intersection of industry and government in the nuclear industry at both NNL and previously at Nuvia.
Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy said: “Terrestrial Energy’s North American developments are moving its Generation IV nuclear power plant towards near term deployment, and we recognize that IMSR® technology is an ideal nuclear technology innovation for the UK, especially at a time of escalating energy and power prices.
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.
OAKVILLE, ON, September 28, 2021 – Terrestrial Energy, a developer of Generation IV Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power plants based in Oakville, Ontario, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saskatoon-based First Nations Power Authority (FNPA), the only North-American, non-profit, Indigenous owned and controlled organization developing power projects with Indigenous communities.
By Simon Irish
A lot of people are speculating about the potential role of small modular reactors, known in the nuclear industry by the acronym “SMRs.” These new reactor designs promise to deliver a clean and reliable alternative to fossil fuels – but the discussion typically focuses on the “S” and the “M,” as if those features represent the true innovation.
Terrestrial Energy Opens Charlotte Office to Lead IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Plant Commercialization
CHARLOTTE, NC – November 18, 2020 – Terrestrial Energy USA has opened its new headquarters office in Charlotte, North Carolina as it continues with commercial development of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) power plant.
Terrestrial Energy and NRG Start Irradiation Testing of IMSR Moderator Graphite at Petten Reactor Research Facility
OAKVILLE, ON – November 12, 2020 – Terrestrial Energy and Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) have started a graphite irradiation testing program at NRG’s Petten Research Centre’s High Flux Reactor (HFR) in the Netherlands.
Terrestrial Energy and Argonne National Laboratory Begin Detailed Testing of Fuel Salt for IMSR Generation IV Nuclear Plant
GREENWICH, CT – November 10, 2020 – Terrestrial Energy USA and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have commenced detailed testing of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant fuel salt.
OAKVILLE, ON – October 21, 2020 – Terrestrial Energy welcomes to its Advisory Board Lord Duncan of Springbank, a Life Peer in the United Kingdom’s House of Lords.
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