Thorium – On line by 2016?

Well this is an aspirational story but one that, had we not spent billions on useless wind farms, we may well have lead rather than, as painfully factual, been in the rearguard. In this case, not even on the starting blocks. Read the story here!

The plan is to build a 300MW reactor by 2016, which should have a runtime life of 100 years. India’s Thorium Energy Program, which is behind the system, aims to expand from the prototype so that 30 per cent of India’s energy comes from Thorium reactors by 2050.

That is a small reactor capable of the capacity of 100 large wind turbines of 3MW but deliverable 24/7/365 with a lifetime of 100 years, four times the planned(possibly ambitious) life of a wind turbine.

thorium in India


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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