Thorium Energy Conference - ThEC10

Update: The following conferences have been held after ThEC10:

2013 – ThEC13 in Geneva at CERN

2012 – ThEC12 in Shanghai

2011 – ThEC11 in New York

It's Time To Talk - ThEC10

The Thorium Energy Conference 2010 provided a unique and convenient, cross-disciplinary platform, for people involved in the field of thorium energy to be introduced, to speak, and to discover.

Thorium Energy Conference Program - ThEC10

The conference was started with reception and registration at RI from 16:00 on Sunday the 17th of October and continued with three days of all things thorium energy until the afternoon on the 20th of October. Drinks and food were included in the price.


To spread the awareness and make Thorium Energy a reality we are glad to announce our cooperation with the globally broadcast english speaking channel, Russia Today, and the national public broadcasting channel of Japan, NHK, who covered Thorium Energy at ThEC10.

The Russia Today report from ThEC10 Thorium Revolt: Mineral to replace uranium as nuclear fuel is well worth a look.

Some of the highlights:

Thorium use in LWRs: motivations and perspectives by Luc Van Den Drupel, Manager Thorium Programme at AREVA.

A Role for Theoretical Chemistry in Nuclear Engineering by Paul Madden Provost of The Queens College at Oxford University.

OECD - Halden Reactor Project by Svein Nøvik scientist at the Institute for Energy Technology.

Chair of EST at Brookhaven National Laboratory William C. Horak.

Accelerator-driven Thorium-cycle Fission Power by Professor Peter McIntyre from Texas A&M University.

Steps Towards a Demonstration of a Molten Salt Fast Reactor by Michel Allibert from the Reactor Physics Group, Grenobel, France.

Molten Salt Reactor dynamics and control by Claudia Guerrieri from Politecnico di Milano.

Synergies between the European Spallation Source (ESS) and Accelerator Driven Sub-critical Reactors by Dr Stephen Peggs from European Spallation Source.

Influence attitudes and advocate for change, Stephen Tindale former Greenpeace Executive Director UK, co-founder and writer at Climate Answers.

IThEMS CEO Keishiro Fukushima (former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan) now Guest Professor of Waseda University.

Patent Right Protection for Thorium Technologies by Dr and European Patent Attorney (EPA) Timothy Norris from Acapo.

Thorium and Uranium's Mutual Symbiosis, the Denatured Molten Salt Reactor (DMSR) by Dr. David LeBlanc from Carleton University.

Two Fluid Thorium Reactor Advantages and 233Thorwards Outlook by Elling Disen technical manager at 233Thorwards.

Safety Criterion for MSRs Yoichiro SHIMAZ from the Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering, University of Fukui.

Controllability of MSR-FUJI by Ritsuo Yoshioka from the International Thorium Molten-Salt Forum.

Creating the Future of Energy by John Kutsch founder of the Thorium Energy Alliance.

Alternative Fissile Startup Material for FUJI by Yuki Sakuraba from Tokyo City University.

Thorium Molten-Salt Reactor concept FUJI by Dr. Kazuo Furukawa the CTO of IThEMS.

Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors Overview expert Robert Hargraves teaching at Dartmouth.

Miniature proton accelerator development at Siemens presented by Dr. Timothy Hughes.

The Molten Salt Fast Reactor by Elsa Merle-Lucotte at the Reactor Physics Group from Grenoble, France.

The ThorEA Organisation by Roger Barlow who is Chair of and Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester.

Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor by Kirk Sorensen, Chief Nuclear Technologist at Teledyne Brown Engineering.

Thorium/plutonium fuel for LWRs by Julian Kelly, Chief Technology Officer at Thor Energy developing fuel at the Halden Reactor.

These individuals and others contributed to ThEC10, covering a wide range of important subjects, from the mining of thorium, through politics and investment, to the delivery of clean and affordable energy.


ThEC10 was held at the prestigious Royal Institution located in Mayfair, central London.

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Last updated 30 January, 2014