• Affordable

    Thorium is one of the most energy-dense elements found in nature spread over all the continents in large quantities. Abundant and efficient, can Thorium offer an affordable energy source?

  • Safe

    Are there safe methods of using Thorium with no risk of meltdowns or explosions? Can Thorium also be proliferation resistant?

  • Proven

    Research into the use of Thorium started in the 1960’s in the US government's atomic lab. Was it already then proven as a superior fuel?

  • Clean

    Reactors fuelled by Thorium create zero-emission energy. Is a drastic waste reduction in both amount and lifetime enough?

  • Sustainable

    If affordable, safe and clean, does Thorium offer a sustainable solution to the world’s energy problem?

  • Conference

    Turning Talk into Action! The best and brightest speakers in the field in a world class location – was ThEC13 in Geneva at CERN unique or can we build on it?

News

The UK Could be onto Something

They were the first to split the atom, and opened the world's first commercial reactor at Calder Hall in 1956. Now, there is a renewed interest in civil nuclear research, based on new generation reactor designs. With a lack of vested interests and a principle-based regulatory the UK has an opportunity to innovate in thorium based nuclear energy.

Live Presentation: On Thorium for Sustainable Nuclear Energy

An excellent opportunity to learn more about the Indian Thorium Energy Program is given as Srikumar Banerjee, who is the former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India, gives a live streamed presentation at TEDxCERN on the 24th of September titled 'On Thorium for Sustainable Nuclear Energy'.

Which One is the By-product: Thorium or Rare Earths?

India, the world leader in Thorium Energy development, and Japan, a high-tech products manufacturer, are now working together to separate Rare Earth Elements (REE) from India’s vast thorium reserves. This can become an important game changer in REE mining industry, where thorium has always been considered as the unfavorable by-product. The collaboration between India and Japan shows that Thorium Energy and high-tech products manufacturing can be sourced from the same ore.

A Thorium 'Battery' Startup

What is the definition of a nuclear battery? A new MIT startup wants to empower remote locations with their nano-nuclear battery at a price competitive with today’s dirty diesel generators.

India’s New Prime Minister Briefed at BARC

India has been making advances in the field of thorium-based fuels, working to design and develop a prototype for an atomic reactor using thorium and low-enriched uranium, a key part of India's three stage nuclear power programme.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and R.K. Sinha visiting BARC.

UK Feasibility Study for Pilot Scale Molten Salt Reactor

Funds have been awarded by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, for a feasibility study for the installation of a UK pilot scale Molten Salt Reactor.

World Class Thorium Center in India

India has very advanced Thorium Energy research centers, which have had political support from many governments. Now, Pranab Mukherjee, India's President has announced Thorium Energy to be one of five science and technology areas of special interest. Further, he will encourage and incentivise private sector investments, both domestic and foreign to nurture innovation.

Idaho’s Thorium: America's next Energy Source?

The Lemhi Pass District in Idaho is known to have some of the largest concentrations of thorium in the world. KTVB takes us there to meet people of various backgrounds to find out if thorium indeed can become America’s next energy source.

Meet The “Total Solution” to Earth’s Energy Crisis

Recently, a messianic buzz in the international energy community has surrounded thorium—lauding it as the “total solution” to Earth’s energy crisis.

Per Peterson on Atomic Opportunities

What is the best design to make next generation nuclear reactors safer and cheaper? That’s the question everyone from Bill Gates to the Chinese government is asking. Breakthrough sat down with Peterson to discuss the prospects of different advanced nuclear technologies, how the Chinese are leading nuclear innovation, and how the US can and should continue to cooperate so as to increase the chances of widespread deployment.