Video summarizes some of the major Thorium Molten Salt Reactor progress thus far, made by Gordon McDowell with songs from KiloWatts Music.
The renewed interest in Thorium Molten Salt Reactors began in 2002, when NASA scanned almost forgotten Oak Ridge National Laboratory documents detailing research on Thorium Molten Salt Reactors.
Now Gordon McDowell has made a video timeline of advancements as startups have been created, and both China and India have national programs to pursue TMSRs. The main advancements are:
Google Tech Talks on Thorium
China announces national TMSR program
Flibe Energy is founded
India starts working on two TMSR designs
Bill Gates Terra Power starts (T?)MSR work
Indonesia starts working on TMSR with ThorCon
IAEA to create platform for international TMSR cooperation
There is plenty of TMSR work in the making, stay tuned for more news!
And maybe most surprisingly, in 2016, actual film footage of the operating MSRE was discovered at Oak Ridge. Dr. Alvin Weinberg himself restates his enthusiasm for TMSR, and his belief that people will one day return to TMSR to power the world.
What do you think is needed to further increase the development? Let us know in the comments below what you think.