Thorium Research

Thorium-based nuclear power – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thorium-based nuclear power is nuclear reactor-based electrical power generation fueled, ultimately, by the element thorium. According to proponents, a thorium fuel cycleoffers several potential advantages over a uranium fuel cycle—including much greater abundance on Earth, superior physical and nuclear fuel properties, and reduced nuclear waste production. However, it suffers from higher production and processing costs, […]

China Is Using US Research to Take the Lead on Thorium Reactor Development

A CAD render of an old Oak Ridge molten salt reactor design, via Flibe Energy
In the fracking-dominated and carbon-obsessed United States, we often forget that carbon-neutral energy doesn’t have to simply be solar and wind. There’s also nuclear power, of which alternative, safe power cycles exist, ones that were first developed by American researchers. But after […]