6th Annual Thorium Energy Alliance Conference


Opportunities in Nuclear

  The Second Annual Ohio State University Forum on Nuclear Power This Conference will focus on the needs, opportunities, and emerging technologies in Nuclear Power. From the need for a carbon-free energy source able to provide base-load power to medical treatments using radio-isotopes to new types of reactors and fuels, the future for the nuclear power industry has many opportunities. This forum will explore some of these opportunities and their impacts.     Speakers Mike Childerson Mr. Childerson serves as the B&W ...

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LFTR leader JIANG Mianheng addresses iThEO

Jiang Mianheng gave the lead-off presentation at the International Thorium Energy Organization 2012 meeting in Shanghai, sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Nuclear and Applied Physics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Jiang Mianheng is the son of former president Jiang Zemin and a leader of CAS. After publication of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors in the July/August 2010 American Scientist he led a delegation to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to learn more about the ORNL molten salt reactors experience. In January 2011 the CAS announced a $350 million 5 year ...

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2012 Global New Energy Summit


Great Videos from Alex Pasternack!

I really enjoyed watching Alex Pasternack's new short video on Dr. Edward Teller: Motherboard TV: Doctor Teller's Strange Loves, from the Hydrogen Bomb to Thorium Energy Ralph Moir had told me this story about Teller before, but watching it presented this way with the video interviews of Teller and short descriptions of projects that we worked on, was much richer. Teller was indeed a very unique kind of person, whose early experiences with Communism in Hungary shocked his mind into responses that others struggled to understand. I hesitate to cast any judgements since I ...

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Dr. Joe Bonometti at TEAC3

Joe Bonometti and I have been colleagues and friends for a long time. At NASA we were the program manager and chief engineer for the MXER Tether technology program from 2003-2007 and we learned a lot about the dos and don't of technology development. Now Joe is working on a very large and excited technology development program and his understandings of tech development have grown immensely. Joe also did one of the very first "Tech-Talks" at Google on the subject of LFTR technology. I still remember how excited he was after he gave the talk and he called me and said ...

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Remembrances of Dr. Kazuo Furukawa

Dr. Ritsuo Yoshioka of the International Thorium Molten-Salt Forum has relayed some sad news to us: "This is a very sad notice. Professor Kazuo Furukawa passed away on December 14th 2011. He had a cancer surgery in last summer, and he once came back. In last October, he gave several lectures at different seminars, and gave lectures on the Internet TVs, very actively. He was in a hospital since last November in order to relax his body, but it is a time we have to say the final words. I and other staffs will keep promoting his will, that is to realize Thorium MSR on this ...

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Flibe Energy presentation at LCES-2011 in China

The Low-Carbon Earth Summit 2011 is being held in Dalian, China this week. I was originally going to attend but in the end was not able, so I am indebted to Dr. Harold Dodds of the University of Tennessee for giving my presentation at LCES-2011 yesterday. Liquid-Fueled Reactors and a Thorium-Powered Future (2.5 MB PPT) The presentation is pretty simple and has an attached narration in the notes. I hope you enjoy it and I am very appreciative to Dr. Dodds for presenting it in Dalian.

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Presenting at ThEC2011

The second Thorium Energy Conference (ThEC2011) was held at City College in New York from October 10 to 12, 2011, and was hosted by the International Thorium Energy Organization (IThEO). Click to read full post...

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Sorensen and Hargraves TEAC3 Presentations

Thanks to the indefatigable Gordon McDowell, my presentation at TEAC3 on May 12, 2011 is now available on YouTube: Along with that of the inspiring and enlightening Dr. Robert Hargraves: I hope you enjoy the presentations!

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