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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.

Promise and Peril

On a Wednesday morning, at about 4 a.m. on March 28 in 1979, a failure on the feedwater pumps at Three Mile Island (TMI) would shape the future of energy...

Envisioning Emerging Technologies

The near future of technology promises change at an ever-increasing pace while rapidly transforming business models, governments and institutions worldwide...

China Declares ‘War on Pollution’ and makes Thorium the Solution

The Chinese government has just expressed what it expects from its Thorium Energy Program. It wants to cut the development time from 25 years to only 10 in order to have Thorium Reactors replacing coal-fired power plants, which blanket the country in increasingly dangerous smog.

Thorium from a Student's Perspective

What do students interested in the field of Thorium Energy think about the developments and the future? Aaron Hall is studying Mechanical Engineering and currently in the pre-med program at Washington University in St. Louis. He gives us a student’s perspective and his opinions.

Exploring Alternative uses of Thorium

While extensive research is being undertaken to study the role of thorium for sustainable and safe energy production, you might ask: what are its alternative uses?

Let's take a look at the many different areas – from the archaeology of stars and dating the earth's crust to applications in medicine - where thorium comes into use.

We will Continue to Follow this Emerging Technology

Jaye Pickarts, COO of Rare Element Resources, on why the company thinks that thorium research is important.
Rare Element Resources Ltd. is a publicly traded mineral resource company focused on exploration and development of rare earth element deposits, specifically those with significant distribution of critical rare earths. The Company is advancing development of the Bear Lodge Project, located in northeast Wyoming.

The Bear Lodge Project location as seen from the air.