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by Tim Meyer
Mar 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: An Ohio Plan for Molten Salt Reactor Development
Replies: 5
Views: 4720

Re: An Ohio Plan for Molten Salt Reactor Development

Thanks for posting, chief. Dr. Siemer endorsed the chloride fast reactor. The Flibe machines seem way ambitious at the rate of approval for molten salt reactors. Given the challenges, seems the BEST design for burning SNF and beyond started with WG-Pu would be the way to go, and makes the greatest s...
by Tim Meyer
Mar 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Energy Issues and Technologies
Topic: Space Solar Power
Replies: 169
Views: 32084

Re: Space Solar Power

And how! The densest available energy now by fission is still not getting priority. Space-based solar power ground rectifying antennae cover huge tracks of land; surface wind mills and solar panels require huge amounts of land, plus the carbon energy to make and install all the intermittent low-dens...
by Tim Meyer
Nov 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: Trump Energy Secretary
Replies: 118
Views: 27752

Re: Trump Energy Secretary

Thanks for the heads up, Kirk.
by Tim Meyer
Sep 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Chloride Reactor Design
Topic: Elysium Industries
Replies: 2
Views: 4150

Re: Elysium Industries

Wow, Kirk! Ed Pheil's talk at the 8th TEA conference was impressive? TerraPower's MCFR mention is where I started on your forum , as you may recall. Right after the EPRI evaluation of your LFTR. Fast neutron spectrum to avoid the nuclear graphite waste seems a big deal. I am posting because I care a...
by Tim Meyer
Sep 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Reprocessing, Transmutation, Waste Storage
Topic: Yucca Mountain
Replies: 181
Views: 32770

Re: Yucca Mountain

The inaction comes with a consequence. More than 80,000 metric tons and counting of high-level nuclear waste is stored at nuclear reactor sites in more than 35 states. The longer the waste sits, the more the government will be forced to pay to compensate nuclear power producers for its inaction. Es...
by Tim Meyer
Sep 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IAEA ARIS database
Replies: 10
Views: 6030

Re: IAEA ARIS database

This is excellent. Thank you, Kirk, and Muzammal Hussain.
by Tim Meyer
Jun 16, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: News from the German department of I-told-you-so
Replies: 215
Views: 44490

Re: News from the German department of I-told-you-so

New York Post: "Environmentalists foolishly go to war against nuclear power" By Robert Bryce June 12, 2018 | 7:00pm America’s biggest environmental groups seldom, if ever, talk about the climate-change benefits of nuclear energy. Why not? There’s no money in it! That’s the finding of a recent paper...
by Tim Meyer
Jun 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Energy Issues and Technologies
Topic: Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

Wow! Thanks for this post, Kirk. Awesome! Sidebar: I'm glad your forum is still alive. I want to add my excitement on your leading the October 29th Inspiration at Brussels 2018 TEC. I like your style the best.

The NET Power sc-CO2 oxy-fired power machine is a potential carbonate producer.
by Tim Meyer
Jun 05, 2018 7:52 am
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/ Thank you, Burghard, for posting this link on my topic in Kirk's forum. In other areas [references] of Kirk's forum here is another force that impacts incentives for thorium...
by Tim Meyer
Apr 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Lockheed claims fusion breakthrough
Replies: 70
Views: 23247

Re: Lockheed claims fusion breakthrough

If the system works, it’s hard to underscore just how dramatically it could change not just the future of warfare, but the basic nature of human existence. Running on approximately 25 pounds of fuel – a mixture of hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium – Lockheed Martin estimated the notional reac...
by Tim Meyer
Mar 28, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: News from the German department of I-told-you-so
Replies: 215
Views: 44490

Re: News from the German department of I-told-you-so

Kirk, I wonder how big a one-million kilo pile of coal looks? Next to that pile could be an immensely smaller one-kilo pile of refined thorium (that is hardly a radiation hazard)—to show the minimal energy density advantage of nuclear over chemical energy. The pile of coal in that photo would be so ...
by Tim Meyer
Dec 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: Toshiba and Westinghouse
Replies: 148
Views: 32816

Re: Toshiba and Westinghouse

Thank you for posting this heads-up, Kirk. It is a mess. It makes it seem like MSR tech can never happen (in my life anyway). Who can vault such challenges for fission energy generation? Yeah, I bet one answer is China.
by Tim Meyer
Dec 15, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: Toshiba and Westinghouse
Replies: 148
Views: 32816

Re: Toshiba and Westinghouse

. . . the development of a safe and compact fast MSR. Interesting. The Westinghouse bankruptcy and Toshiba backing away from sold-phase water-cooled low-enriched power technology speaks volumes for this way of doing fission. Fast MSR evidently is the goal of TerraPower and "others"—larger more inte...
by Tim Meyer
Dec 06, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: Toshiba and Westinghouse
Replies: 148
Views: 32816

Re: Toshiba and Westinghouse

Thanks for the link, Kirk. I got the e-mail alert. I have a few minutes, if I may.

Kind of good news? "[T]otal costs have soared to more than $25 billion." So, out-the-door $12.5 billion per AP1000 NPP? But those will be running for decades proving the AP1000 safety features.
by Tim Meyer
Dec 03, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Vogtle 3/4 and Summer 2/3 news
Replies: 72
Views: 16222

Re: Toshiba and Westinghouse

The lineman's POV is sobering, and the V.C. Summer debacle is discouraging for nuclear power. Where is the analysis of the big picture?