The year long project conducted by Energy Process Developments Ltd to determine the feasibility of developing a pilot scale molten salt reactor in the UK has been finished and results published. The study reviewed six MSR designs: Flibe Energy, ThorCon, Moltex, Seaborg Technologies, Terrestrial Energy and Transatomic Power.
Feasibility study of developing a Molten-Salt Reactor in the UK.
The MSR scene globally has changed dramatically over the past few years. Several start-ups have come up with innovative designs that have put MSRs on the top table of innovative energy solutions.
Rory O’Sullivan concludes their study: “The MSR scene globally has changed dramatically over the past few years. Several start-ups have come up with innovative designs that have put MSRs on the top table of innovative energy solutions. These come at a needed time with climate change higher on the agenda than ever. Their enthusiasm and drive to make their proposals happen will hopefully result in a different energy mix in 20 years with a much better outlook on climate change than today”.
Moltex’s Stabe Salt Reactor was identified to be the most suitable configuration for immediate pilot scale development in the UK. All six designs were seen as valid proposals at this early stage of design.
In addition to reviewing the MSR designs, the report includes a comparison of other advanced reactor concepts, a review of the historical and current background, information about liquid fuelled reactors and the related science and engineering.
Read the full report here: Molten-Salt Reactor Feasibility Study by EPD
Energy Process Developments Ltd