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Frazer-Nash to Support Terrestrial Energy with Nuclear Graphite Moderator Construction

OAKVILLE, ON – November 26, 2019 – Frazer-Nash Consultancy (Frazer-Nash) and Terrestrial Energy have signed a contract for engineering services related to the fabrication of the graphite moderator, a key component in Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), a Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant.

Frazer-Nash has world-leading expertise in the performance of graphite moderators, providing consulting services to the United Kingdom government and the operators of the nation’s fleet of advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs).

Singularity Hub

New Tech Is Helping Nuclear Power Make a Comeback

"Nuclear power has a lot going for it. It’s carbon-free, can produce huge amounts of power from relatively small amounts of fuel, and once plants are built, they’re heap to run," according this new article in Singularity Hub.

Third Way Issues Updated 2019 Advanced Nuclear Map

Think tank Third Way has updated its Advanced Nuclear Map for 2019, which charts the progress of advanced nuclear innovation projects across the United States and Canada and includes Terrestrial Energy. "To mitigate the most serious threats posed by climate change, we must get to net-zero carbon emissions as fast, and fairly as possible," according to Third Way, It adds that one of the most promising ways to get there is with advanced nuclear technologies.
National Clean Energy Week

Nuclear Innovation to Play Larger Role in Clean Energy

Amid rising concerns about the effects of climate change, discussions are heating up about how we can meet our world’s growing energy demands for reliable and cost-competitive energy while protecting the environment, and, critically, do this is in time frames relevant to the problem.

American Climate Perspectives Survey 2019, vol. VI

As Americans experience record-breaking heat waves, floods, and wildfires this August, solutions to climate change are advancing, and getting introduced in the U.S. Congress. But do Americans understand the connection between energy, pollution, and climate? Which energy sources do they support?

ecoAmerica’s American Climate Perspectives Survey found year-over-year shifts in awareness and attitudes on key energy sources. The results show fairly accurate understanding and support for wind and solar energies, accurate understanding and low support for oil and coal energies, misconceptions of nuclear and natural gas energies, waning support for gas, and rising support for both existing nuclear energy and new nuclear technologies.

Canadian National Laboratories website

Technology developers advance in CNL’s process to site a small modular reactor

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to provide an update regarding the organization’s invitation to site a small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration unit at one of their managed campuses.

Limits to deployment of nuclear power for decarbonization: Insights from public opinion

Decarbonization will require deployment of low-carbon technologies, but analysts have struggled to quantify which ones could be deployed in practice—especially where technologies have faced public opposition,” according to a new paper in Energy Policy.

This paper looks at how public opinion can affect deployment of low-carbon energies, and nuclear power in particular.

In the paper, the authors attempt “to disentangle public opposition due to the dread of nuclear power from opposition stemming from its actuarial risk.”

Liebreich: We Need To Talk About Nuclear Power

In his latest post on the Bloomberg New Energy Finance blog, Former BNEF CEO Michael Liebreich has decided that its time to talk ...

CBC The National: How nuclear power could be a climate change solution

Terrestrial Energy is featured in this CBC The National program at how Canada is positioning itself as a leader in nuclear power by exploring the use of small modular reactors. Already some environmentalists have decided to support nuclear energy for its carbon-free attributes.

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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®).