Finally... Serious nuclear research going into Molten Salt Reactors (LFTR)

09/05/2015 - 15:44

Richard Martin

For years nuclear scientists have talked about a revival of molten salt reactors, which are powered by a liquid fuel rather than solid fuel rods, that will help spark the long-awaited “nuclear renaissance.” Recent developments indicate that this alternative nuclear power technology is finally making gradual progress toward commercialization.

A consortium of research institutes and universities working under the aegis of the European Commission, including the Technology University of Delft (TU Delft), in the Netherlands, France’s National Center for Scientific Research, and the Commission’s Joint Research Center, in Brussels, in August embarked on a four-year research program designed to demonstrate the safety benefits of molten salt reactors.


If you haven't watched the video below, please take 5 minutes. It is incredibly insightful on the capabilities of this technology.