• 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

Element Popularity - Thorium

Thorium does well in comparison, for example when looking at the highest boiling points for elements. But, how about its popularity?

Anders Sandberg decided to find out how popular the different chemical elements are. He simply counted the approximate number of google hits for each element and put it all together.

ThEC12 Presentations Available (Video)

The world is waking up to the huge potential of Thorium to solve the looming energy crisis; ThEC12 in Shanghai was the event of the year for everyone with an interest in the future of Thorium Energy and its many related fields.

Thorium Energy Conference – ThEC12 in Shanghai – a Success!

All ThEC12 contributors and attendees have earned standing ovations!

A special “xie xie” goes to Xu Hongjie (TMSR Program Leader, see image below), Zhao Zhentang (Director SINAP) and Jiang Mianheng (President CAS Shanghai, see image right) and all at SINAP and CAS for an excellent conference; we have had a wonderful time at ThEC12 in Shanghai.

The journey started on the 1st of February 2011. News came early in the morning about a newly announced Thorium Energy program in China.

ThEC12 in Shanghai Registration Open

SINAP, CAS , NNSFC and IThEO invites you to the Thorium Energy Conference - ThEC12 in Shanghai - Turning Talk into Action!

Super Fuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future

One day in June 2009, I hiked along the Clinch River in northern Tennessee to what was once supposed to be the site of the most advanced nuclear power plant in the world.

Announcing ThEC12 in Shanghai

The world is waking up to the huge potential of Thorium to solve the looming energy crisis; ThEC12 in Shanghai is the event of the year for everyone with an interest in the future of Thorium Energy and its many related fields.

Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SINAP, CAS) and International Thorium Energy Organisation (IThEO) will co-host this conference and make it a success.

Place: Shanghai Hope Hotel, Shanghai, China
Time: October 29- November 1, 2012

Welcome to ThEC12 Shanghai - Turning Talk into Action!

Blue Ribbon Commission Report Selects Thorium Energy

Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on America’s Nuclear Future concludes its report on how to deal with the growing nuclear waste problem. This is an immediate problem created over a very long time period. However, the long term solution for nuclear energy has to be divided into two; the most important being to create safe, clean, affordable and scalable energy and the second being a way to deal with the waist situation.

Bill Gates in Talks with China to Build Reactor

Bill Gates has confirmed he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new and safe kind of nuclear reactor.
"The idea is to be very low cost, very safe and generate very little waste," he said during a talk with Zhang Laiwu at China's Ministry of Science and Technology.

ThEC11 – Presentations

The ThEC11 presentations and program have been posted online and are available to view or download.

We remind you that last years conference - ThEC10 - information is available here.

Thorium Energy Conference - ThEC11 - a Success

All ThEC11 contributors and attendees have earned standing ovations!
A special "Thank You" goes to CCNY and BNL for their support and partnership.