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by Burghard
Mar 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Salt-Cooled Reactors
Topic: Kairos Power
Replies: 10
Views: 9307

Re: Kairos Power

There were major updates to their website yesterday.
by Burghard
Jan 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Forum Policies and Posting Help
Topic: Board Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 20448

Re: Board Problems

Can't reproduce it (Linux Mint 19.1, Chromium 71.0.3578.98). Example:
https://energyfromthorium.com/forum/vie ... =15#p63606
by Burghard
Dec 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Energy Issues and Technologies
Topic: Google Malta molten salt+LAES thermal energy storage
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Google Malta molten salt+LAES thermal energy storage

Also see this well-written patent:

Adiabatic Salt Electric Energy Storage

It proposes argon as working fluid. The cold storage uses water with anti freeze agent.
by Burghard
Dec 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Energy Issues and Technologies
Topic: Lawrence Lidsky and "The Trouble With Fusion"
Replies: 16
Views: 6822

Re: Lawrence Lidsky and "The Trouble With Fusion"

If it emerges as projected around 2050, a commercial version of the plant would produce almost emission-free energy because its main fuel consists of two hydrogen isotopes — deuterium and tritium — that can be obtained from water.
What a nonsense.
by Burghard
Oct 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Netherlands, Belgium
Topic: Belgium nuclear developments
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: Belgium nuclear developments

“It would require the construction of between six to eight gas-fired generators in Belgium to replace the nuclear capacity,” said Pierre Georges, lead EMEA utilities analyst at S&P Global. Great idea. They will need emission allowances for this, which cost about 20€ now and keep rising: https://www...
by Burghard
Jun 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Energy Issues and Technologies
Topic: Toshiba Ships Turbine for Net Power Supercritical CO2 Power
Replies: 35
Views: 16930

Re: Toshiba Ships Turbine for Net Power Supercritical CO2 Po

There is a flurry of new media coverage in advance of the commissioning of the La Porte plant:
https://www.netpower.com/news/
by Burghard
Feb 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Liquid-Metal-Cooled Reactors
Topic: Westinghouse eVinci Micro Reactor
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Westinghouse eVinci Micro Reactor

Westinghouse is developing a new Reactor to be deployed within 6 years:

Westinghouse eVinci Micro Reactor

Knowns:
- 200 kWe to 25 MWe
- 10 years core life
- 600C high temperature
- cooled by liquid metal heat pipes

Unknowns:
- spectrum (fast?)
- enrichment level
by Burghard
Feb 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Energy Issues and Technologies
Topic: Lawrence Lidsky and "The Trouble With Fusion"
Replies: 16
Views: 6822

Re: Lawrence Lidsky and "The Trouble With Fusion"

There are two interesting papers mentioned in the article. PW: same as filename. The tritium is removed from the heavy water moderator at the Darlington Tritium Removal Facility (DTRF). The tritium is collected at a rate of 1.7 kg/year until 2025 when the rate will decrease rapidly due to reactors r...
by Burghard
Feb 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: ASEAN (Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc.)
Topic: ThorCon/Indonesia Exploring Liquid Fuel Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 16
Views: 11647

Re: ThorCon/Indonesia Exploring Liquid Fuel Nuclear Power Pl

This news piece came in today:
Indonesia can meet power needs with nuclear

More info can be found here:
National Roadmap for Nuclear Power Programme

Indonesia plans to develop its own variant of the HTGR. Does this mean no more activities regarding ThorCon?
by Burghard
Dec 23, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Claim of new hot fusion breakthrough from Australia.
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: Claim of new hot fusion breakthrough from Australia.

There is a patent application that reveals some more details: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=US195467757 The fuel rods have to be very thin: 10mm x 0.2mm. Focus 30PW of laser power onto a surface that small? Flattop beam profile? The little coil capacitor device is 30mm wide...
by Burghard
Dec 17, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Claim of new hot fusion breakthrough from Australia.
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: Claim of new hot fusion breakthrough from Australia.

The original paper is behind a pay wall:
PW: qxZbqYlsWDI3mc0F
by Burghard
Oct 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Safety, Security, Proliferation
Topic: U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement
Replies: 106
Views: 30425

Re: U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreeme

Does anyone know, why this program was not continued? https://www.pntl.co.uk/2005/03/mox-for-peace-program-maritime-shipment-of-the-four-mox-fuel-assemblies-to-the-united-states/ http://www.new.areva.com/EN/news-7924/mox-for-peace-program-arrival-at-the-cogemala-hague-site-of-the-four-mox-fuel-assem...
by Burghard
Aug 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Monju FBR decommissioning
Replies: 32
Views: 12265

Re: Monju FBR decommissioning

Japan is planning to open a massive spent reactor fuel reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in the fall of 2018. It is designed to produce 8,000 kilograms of weapons-usable plutonium, enough to make more than 1,000 nuclear weapons a year.
The article is about reactor-grade plutonium, right?
by Burghard
Jul 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Reprocessing, Transmutation, Waste Storage
Topic: Java Spent Nuclear Fuel Explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Re: Java Spent Nuclear Fuel Explorer

Great software! Java newbies likely get trapped by missing classes.