Cutting-edge technology company, Terrestrial Energy, is developing an advanced reactor design, called the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), for deployment in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and elsewhere. As a scalable, affordable and cost-effective clean energy alternative to fossil fuel combustion, Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR is poised to transform the clean energy landscape. Leading the way among advanced fission developers, the company aims to be commissioning first commercial plants within ten years.
Influential voices such as Dr. James Hansen and Bill Gates recognize the huge potential of nuclear innovation. Nuclear technology is essential for economic growth, social progress, and addressing our environmental challenges. Nuclear power remains the only clean energy technology that has a demonstrable record of decarbonizing national electric power grids.
The future of nuclear includes many different nuclear technologies. Advanced fission reactors such as Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR power plants are powerful tools to achieve deep decarbonization –they can pair seamlessly with wind and solar power and provide reliable heat for a wide range of essential industrial processes and can power hydrogen production at scale. The key to their success will be whether they can produce carbon-free energy at a price competitive with fossil fuels. The IMSR using advanced fission technology in an innovative and practicable design can achieves costs of 40 GBP (50 USD) per MWh.
Today, Terrestrial Energy and IMSR development are supported by some of the world’s leading nuclear energy companies, and their senior executives offer decades of world-class experience. The IMSR is one of several advanced fission technologies that could help the United Kingdom achieve its zero-carbon energy future and make a major contribution to the world’s growing energy demands. For all these reasons, it’s time to rediscover nuclear energy with advanced fission.