Thorium

"The development of molten-salt reactors could produce an essentially limitless source of safe, zero-carbon energy."

Thorium is an alternative fuel to uranium. Thorium reactor technology is underdeveloped, but its realization would include safety and cost advantages over Uranium. China is presently developing Uranium-based reactor technology to corner the market on their production. They plan on having a proven solution by 2020.

Thorium reactors can work efficiently on a smaller scale than uranium reactors.


One of the biggest highlights of thorium reactor technology is that it does not produce tritium and does not therefore facilitate production of nuclear weapons.



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