• 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?

  • ThEC13
  • ThEC13 in Geneva at CERN

News

Areva and Solvay Join Forces to Thorify

Thorium is not new for Areva. Indeed, it has researched Thorium fuels since the 1970’s. Now, Areva has joined forces with the Belgian chemical company Solvay on an R&D programme focused on medium-term Thorium valorization in nuclear power, geared towards first phase of fuel development with irradiation by 2020.

Mr. Thierry Delloye from Solvay and Mr. Luc Van Den Durpel from Areva at ThEC13 in Geneva.

BBC News on Thorium

A recent BBC News report provides a good overview of the current status in thorium research as a nuclear fuel, views of its supporters and voices of criticism.



Videos from BBC can be reached by clicking on the images above.

Thorium: In Search of a Global Solution

The CERN Bulletin has an article called “Thorium: In Serach of a Global Solution” that discusses ThEC13, ADS technology with Jean-Pierre Revol and Thorium with world famous Hans Blix in a video.

Hans Blix in an interview at ThEC13 on Thorium Energy.

Sunniva Rose Loves Thorium

Sunniva Rose gives a presentation at TEDxOslo titled “How bad is it really? Facts and feelings about nuclear power” which focuses on her favorite element: Thorium.

How bad is it really? Facts and feelings about nuclear power by Sunniva Rose at TEDxOslo

Videos from ThEC13 now Online

To see the videos or download the presentations click on the "Program 2013" logo below and it will take you to the program page. There you can view presentations and download any PDF by simply clicking on the title of the talk and it will open in a new window.

ThEC13 in Geneva at CERN - Success!

With over 200 participants from 32 countries and all Thorium Energy Programs represented in the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN we conclude ThEC13 to be a success! The Reception and Banquette was held at the famous Hotel President Wilson. A CERN detector visit was made and we were welcommed by the CERN Director General Mr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer followed by the world famous Hans Blix and Nobel Prize Laureate Carlo Rubbia gave the scientific introduction. The banquette speach was delivered by M. Pascal Couchepin, the former President of the Swizz Confederation. And so on...

Thank you to all participants and presenters at ThEC13 in Geneva at CERN!

Live Video from ThEC13 in Geneva

For those who could not join us at ThEC13 in Geneva, we invite you to join us via Live Video below:

Live Video from ThEC13 in Geneva at CERN

Press Release: ThEC13 in Geneva at CERN

“Energy is a major concern for society and I’m sure that this conference will show once again how fundamental research can help to address such an important challenge” said Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General.

Thorium Research Center in Norway

The new government in Norway has announced a plan to establish a thorium research center.
This is not because commercial production of energy based on thorium is needed in Norway. Indeed, Norway is predicting an energy surplus for the next 20-30 years. But Norway holds an estimated 4 percent of the world’s thorium reserves, and politicians have been arguing whether these resources should be made accessible to the world.

Thorium Loses Weight

How much does Thorium weigh? This might seem an easy question to answer but when an atom has isotopes and is slightly radioactive it gets complicated. If you are not into details, this is not for you.