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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.

Nuclear Energy, our Destiny

What do ordinary people associate with ‘nuclear reactions’? Aaron Hall argues that the answers need to be reevaluated since it is our duty as earth dwellers to investigate all avenues of energy research to provide a sustainable future for us and our planet.

World’s First Thorium Reactor Designed

India’s forward-thinking attitude has established the country as the leader in thorium reactor development. But can India put its long-term plan into reality? Now, their AHWR design is finished, taking them one big step forward.

UVU Develops MSR

The Technology commercialization offices at Utah Valley University and the University of Utah have joined forces to improve designs and functioning of the Molten-Salt Reactor (MSR) says Kent Millington, technology commercialization director at UVU.

Transatomic Power (TAP) – White Paper

TAP helps us understand their reactor technology much better through the release of their Technical White Paper. It says ‘The TAP reactor’s primary innovations – a novel combination of moderator and fuel salt – can also be adapted for use with thorium. Transatomic Power believes that the thorium fuel cycle holds theoretical advantages over uranium in the long run because of its generally shorter half-life waste, its minimization of plutonium from the fuel cycle, and its greater natural supply.’

Leslie Dewan presents the TAP reactor at Solve for X 2014

World Thorium Resources

Thorium is one of the essential resources being researched and explored for a sustainable solution to the world’s energy situation. A responsible and well-structured approach to measuring and estimating these resources, therefore, becomes very important. While demand for thorium is expected to see a rise in the foreseeable future, at the present, there is a wide variation in both sources and estimates that are available worldwide. Estimates and numbers suffer from inconsistent measurement methods and a lack of an international standard.

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Thorium: An Alternative for Nuclear Energy?

The question is raised by no other than Uranium Investing News, which is a part of Investing News Network (INN), a rapidly growing network of focused publications targeted at investors.