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Robert Hargraves - Thorium Energy Cheaper than Coal @ ThEC12
 
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Robert Hargraves "Aim High!" presentation has evolved into both a book and extended lecture. His thesis is that a non-CO2 emitting energy source must also be cheaper than coal, or will ultimately fail to displace fossil fuels as a means of energy production. THORIUM Energy Cheaper than Coal is available in hardcover and Kindle eBook. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478161299/ Hargraves met me at LAX, then shared a flight with me to Shanghai. At LAX, and en-route we conducted video interview. He also allowed for some b-roll capture on a touristy-day with Mark Ho. Expect Hargraves to be prominently featured in future Thorium Remix efforts. Robert's book is also an important asset in educating the public about thorium (and molten salt reactors). It fills a niche that Superfuel does not... Superfuel is a narrative work. Cheaper Than Coal is much more analytical, and better answers the oh-so-common refrain, "Why would we pursue thorium when we have the Sun?" That is the response offered by the Canadian Green Party leader. That is perpetually asked on Twitter. There is an answer to that question, and it is contained within this video. Robert Hargraves presented at Thorium Energy Conference 2012 (ThEC12) hosted by the International Thorium Energy Organisation (IThEO). http://itheo.org/ Video captured by Gordon McDowell for use in upcoming THORIUM REMIX iteration: http://ThoriumRemix.com/ This video is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 license (CC BY-SA 3.0). If you excerpt from it, link back to this original so people have access to lecture content in full, and proper context. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
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Robert Hargraves: "THORIUM" | Talks at Google
 
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Dr. Robert Hargraves spoke at Google's office in Cambridge MA on May 21, 2014. His talk addressed world economic development, environmental sustainability, and energy production. The energy technology which may have the greatest potential and merits much more investment in the USA is Metal Salt Reactors, especially Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors. This technology has zero carbon footprint, very small environmental footprint overall, and is exceptionally safe and reliable. The USA was involved in it as recently at the 1970's, but our military industrial complex pushed MSR out of the picture because it is virtually unweaponizable. China is quietly pouring $100 million per year into it.
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Seminar: Thorium, Energy Cheaper Than Coal
 
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Dartmouth's Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society. "Thorium: Energy Cheaper Than Coal." Robert Hargraves, Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD), Dartmouth College. Friday, November 9, 2012
THE THORIUM PROBLEM - Manufacturing & energy sector hobbled by thorium
 
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Thorium, Rare Earth Elements [REE] and Molten Salt Reactors [MSR] covered in brand-new book by Victoria Bruce! https://www.amazon.com/Sellout-Washington-Americas-Technological-Fight-ebook/dp/B06WVPDF5N/ John Kutsch of Thorium Energy Alliance and Jim Kennedy of ThREE Consulting review the hazards maintaining U.S. current thorium policy. Heavy Rare Earth Element mining is impeded. Energy sector innovation is stifled. Thorium is less dangerous, less radioactive, and less easily metabolized than many elements we are exposed to on a daily basis. Current regulation assists China's capture of high-tech manufacturing sector. Current regulation protects incumbent U.S. [light] rare earth producers who DISPOSE of thorium and valuable heavy rare earths in tailing ponds. Current regulation does NOT facilitate growth of U.S. economy. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognize reform is needed. No one is willing to introduce legislation to address the thorium problem. China continues to capture high-tech manufacturing jobs. U.S. private corporations are unable to pursue thorium an an energy resource. THE THORIUM PROBLEM was delivered at SME - Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration on Feb 20th 2012 [2012-02-20] in Seattle.
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Thorium reactors and their feasibility: Thomas Drolet on Cambridge House
 
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Thomas Drolet of Drolet Energy & Associates sits down with Bridgitte Anderson during the Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. Filmed January 21st, 2013. Special thanks to Proactive Investors http://www.proactiveinvestors.ca/ https://twitter.com/proactive_na http://www.youtube.com/user/ProactiveInvestors https://www.facebook.com/ProactiveInvestors?fref=ts Follow Cambridge! http://www.cambridgehouse.com/ https://twitter.com/cambridge https://www.facebook.com/cambridgehouseconferences
Thorium 2017
 
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Thorium is an abundant material currently disposed of as waste. It is found in coal ash piles and mine tailings. A single Rare Earths mine could produce enough Thorium byproduct to power the entire planet. To do so requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kinds we use today. Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses extremely stable molten salts. The full description of one such reactor is: 2-Fluid, Thermal-Spectrum, Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor equipped with a chemical fuel salt treatment module. Such a reactor was conceived of decades ago, as documented in the book "Fluid Fuel Reactors" [1958]. Or, simply "LFTR" (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) as proposed by Flibe Energy's Kirk Sorensen... a modern redesign of the 2-Fluid, thermal-spectrum, MSBR concept. http://Flibe-Energy.com/ Since 2011 (the year Flibe Energy was founded), legislators asking questions about Thorium have had their queries answered as if such a reactor design did not exist. NNL [UK] and OECD [NEA] reports on the Thorium Fuel Cycle did not explore the implications of this reactor, and dismiss thorium based on challenges and mediocre performance found in other reactor designs. For example, other options include a "Fast-Spectrum Molten-Salt Reactor". Worth pursuing, certainly, but requires more fissile inventory than LFTR... approximately 5x as much. (Fissile inventory is specifically mentioned as a concern by OECD's thorium report.) And assuming the challenges of a fast-spectrum MSR can be met... both natural Uranium and natural Thorium can both be fully consumed as fuel in a fast-spectrum reactor. That is where Thorium is dismissed as only "4x as common as Uranium" (fast-spectrum usage) rather than "400x as common as U-235" (thermal-spectrum usage). Thorium's advantages: both thermal-spectrum breeding and unique chemical properties, are taken full advantage of only by LFTR style reactors. When evaluated in any other reactor, depending on that reactor, Uranium can be as attractive, more attractive, or Uranium can be the only viable option. For example: Shippingport. Cited as an example of a "Thorium Reactor" by Dr. Lyons, it was NEVER intended to be economical, and features no advantages of LFTR. It was a solid-fuel reactor, and so operated at low-temperature, had no on-line chemical reprocessing, used high-pressure water coolant, used fuel as inefficiently as every other solid-fuel reactor, and had to be shut down every time it was refueled. 2 of its 3 fuel loads were Enriched Uranium. It was -a- Reactor capable of consuming Thorium and demonstrated only that it was possible... it was not -THE- Thorium Reactor. If you'd like to watch a mini-series length (6.5h) documentary on this topic, please check out "Thorium." https://youtu.be/2oK6Rs6yFsM ...it goes into some technical detail on Thorium and Molten Salt Reactors, as well as nuclear power itself. This video exists thanks to support pledged via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thorium Other videos I've edited on Thorium & Molten Salt Reactors can be found here: http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Music (at 28:29) created by Kilowatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com/ 00:00 LWR: 0.05% of Uranium's Energy Potential 00:54 LWR: Chemical Instability 01:38 LWR: High Pressure 02:48 Alvin Weinberg 03:05 High Temperature not High Pressure 03:40 MSRE Achievement 03:51 Graphite 04:08 Move Heat No Pressure 04:45 Salt: Ionic Bonds 05:33 Fluoride vs Fluorine 06:16 Cesium & Iodine 06:33 Drain Tank 07:53 Disperse Heat 08:36 Solid Fuel: Candles 09:24 Online Chemical Reprocessing 10:15 Legislators ask about Thorium 10:46 OECD NEA Thorium Report 11:23 Fast-Spectrum Dodge 12:08 Spent Fuel 12:34 Efficient 13:49 Concentrated 14:10 Rare Earth Elements 15:41 China's Academy of Science 16:34 CO2 Raw Material 17:07 Recycling 18:05 Sorting 18:52 NASA, Recycling & Energy 20:57 Molten Salt Research Halted 21:28 World Set Free 21:55 Documents 22:28 CD-ROMs and Internet 23:15 Obama Administration 24:33 Regulations vs Liquid Fuel 25:12 Stymied in USA 26:08 Flibe Energy 26:41 MSRE Researchers 27:14 Export of MSR Expertise 27:41 China vs Global Warming 28:29 1969-2017 Timeline 33:08 Thousands of years of Slavery 33:32 Energy Density of Thorium Other Video Sources 02:46 https://youtu.be/EviEN0ScOwg Pandora's Box 03:08 https://youtu.be/ofs6-K7UCSU Weinberg 2011 03:41 https://youtu.be/pGzKuhY50v4 Weinberg 2004 03:41 https://youtu.be/tyDbq5HRs0o Found MSRE Doc 05:34 https://youtu.be/vtWp45Eewtw Fluorine (PToV) 05:54 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoK41_2JS4E_ZZyJSH7g-AhiiwMoCoFCB (MSBR3.0-ORNL-4528) 30:51 http://www.citizen-films.fr/en/thorium/ (T:TFSoN)
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Thorium: An energy solution - THORIUM REMIX 2011
 
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http://patreon.com/thorium Thorium is plentiful & can be used to generate energy without creating transuranic wastes. Thorium's capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today's energy/climate crisis. LFTR is a type of Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (Th-MSR). This video summarizes over 6 hours worth of thorium talks given by Kirk Sorensen and other thorium technologists. THORIUM REMIX 2011 starts with a 5 minute TL;WL summary, to hold you over until you find your Ritalin. YouTube Closed Captioning is available in English, and many other languages. To learn more about the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor visit: http://energyfromthorium.com/ See http://THORIUMREMIX.com/ for full list of multimedia source material. Key YouTube video components: Kirk Sorensen @ TEDxYYC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vzotsvvkw Kirk Sorensen @ Protospace - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVSmf_qmkbg Kirk Sorensen @ MRU - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3rL08J7fDA Kirk Sorensen @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-uxvSVIGtU Kirk Sorensen @ Dr. Kiki Science Hour #84 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEpnpyd-jbw After Fukushima: The Fear Factor - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQ0NvEcyqw Robert Hargraves @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOoBTufkEog Alexander Cannara @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUVq81kBKyk James Kennedy @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrDeB86YpV4 Q: What is thorium and what makes it special? A: Thorium is a naturally-occuring mineral that holds large amounts of releasable nuclear energy, similar to uranium. This nuclear energy can be released in a special nuclear reactor designed to use thorium. Thorium is special because it is easier to extract this energy completely than uranium due to some of the chemical and nuclear properties of thorium. Q: What is a liquid-fluoride reactor? A: A liquid-fluoride nuclear reactor is different than conventional nuclear reactors that use solid fuel elements. A liquid-fluoride reactor uses a solution of several fluoride salts, typically lithium fluoride, beryllium fluoride, and uranium tetrafluoride, as its basic nuclear fuel. The fluoride salts have a number of advantages over solid fuels. They are impervious to radiation damage, they can be chemically processed in the form that they are in, and they have a high capacity to hold thermal energy (heat). Additional nuclear fuel can be added or withdrawn from the salt solution during normal operation. Q: Are the salts safe? A: Very safe. Unlike other coolants considered for high-performance reactors (like liquid sodium) the salts will not react dangerously with air or water. This is because they are already in their most stable chemical form. Their properties do not change even under intense radiation, unlike all solid forms of nuclear fuel. Q: What is nuclear waste and how does a liquid-fluoride reactor address this issue? A: So-called "nuclear waste" or spent-nuclear fuel is produced in conventional (solid-core) nuclear reactors because they are unable to extract all of the nuclear energy from their fuel before they have to shutdown. LFTR addresses this issue by using a form of nuclear fuel (liquid-fluoride salts of thorium) that allow complete extraction of nuclear energy from the fuel. "Fluid Fuel Reactors", James A. Lane, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1958. http://moltensalt.org/references/static/downloads/pdf/
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John Kutsch - Thorium Bank @ TEAC6
 
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S2006 allows creation of a Thorium Bank, which will eliminate the "Thorium Problem". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2006 Almost all rare earths are already being disposed of in non-rare-earth-specific mines. These extremely useful materials are not refined because to concentrate heavy rare earths would also concentrate thorium, an unwanted byproduct. Presented at the 6t Thorium Energy Alliance Conference (TEAC6) http://ThoriumEnergyAlliance.com/ Captured for http://ThoriumRemix.com/
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LFTR In search of the Ideal Pathway to Thorium Utilization by B. Soon at ThEC15
 
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More information and news at: http://www.thoriumenergyworld.com/ LFTR In search of the Ideal Pathway to Thorium Utilization B. Soon, Flibe Energy Thorium Energy Conference 2015
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Thorium Fireball: Direct Production of U233 in Th232 Beams - Bogdan Maglich @ TEAC7
 
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BARC's simulations predict that by switching to Strong Focusing Auto Collider designed by Blewett, 10 deuterons 0.75 MeV each, will generate 1 3He +1T +1p + 1n at a total input energy cost of 10.72 MeV. Economic value of T and 3He is 65 and 120 MeV/atom respectively. Paper by Bogdan Maglich & Tim Hester of CALSEC California Science & Engineering Corp., Irvine, California: http://calseco.com Thorium Energy Alliance: http://www.thoriumenergyalliance.com/ Footage captured for "Thorium Remix" an educational video series about thorium. http://thoriumremix.com/2015/
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Global Warming: Greens vs Nuclear - "Th" Thorium Documentary
 
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http://thoriumremix.com Coal ash piles contain more radioactive material than released by any operating nuclear power plant. Pollution from coal kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Yet Germany and Japan are building additional coal plants to replace nuclear power plants. This has a short-term cost in lives (due to air pollution) and very serious implications for global warming. As our van of thorium advocates discuss various energy options, we hear from prominent environmentalists and climatologists who support (or who have recently come to support) expansion of nuclear power. Support of nuclear power among climate scientists is nothing new, but creating this video would have been impossible even 1 year ago. That we can quickly summarize why these scientists changes their minds is thanks to "Pandora's Promise" http://pandoraspromise.com/ by Robert Stone (prominent environmentalist). He had come to change his mind about nuclear power, and has fellow environmentalists explain their own pro-nuclear reasoning as an indirect means of expressing his own. What "Pandora's Promise" does not include is Robert Stone's own voice (except when he confronts prominent anti-nuke Dr. Helen Caldicott from behind the camera). It is Robert Stone (and fellow pro-nuclear environmentalists) interviews surrounding Pandora's Promise that has allowed this video summary to be created. Baroness Bryony Worthington's offers additional commentary on the environmentalist perspective, having worked on climate change for Friends of the Earth, and drafted the extremely impactful UK Climate Change Bill. The bills was passed in late 2013, and helps ensure that existing coal plants in UK need to meet similar emission standards as new ones... a significant step in reducing UK GHG emissions. "Next Generation Reactors" are discussed by both Pandora's Promise environmentalists, and our van full of thorium advocates. Not every environmentalist or scientist shown here is talking in support of the same "next generation" reactor. We take a closer look at different next-generation reactors in a future video chapter. But all pro-nuclear scientists do agree that any next-generation reactor will achieve a much higher level of passive safety ("walk away safe"), will help reduce our carbon emissions, and will save hundreds of thousands of lives thanks to reductions in deadly air pollution created by burning fossil fuels. "Thorium" music theme by KiloWatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com Online content contained in this video: TVA ASH spill.m2ts: http://youtu.be/KexHH_PAz88 Bryony Worthington speaking at the CDKN Action Lab: http://youtu.be/X3xseCcfMZY Ferris Bueller's Day Off: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/ferris-buellers-day-off/id285663978 Coal, Freight and Passenger Trains: http://youtu.be/qRyEbEh8ed0 Natural gas pipes: http://acvoters.org/images/aupetitplombierintegrationgaz.jpg James Hansen on Nuclear Power: http://youtu.be/CZExWtXAZ7M Pandora's Promise footage from CNN: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/06/new-day-debate-pandoras-promise-is-nuclear-power-the-answer-to-climate-change/ Michael Moore & Robert Stone at The Traverse City Film Festival: http://youtu.be/C5LVLUo8VyA We have seen the energy future and it's nuclear: IQ2 debate (Bed Heard): http://youtu.be/HEkgnadrSdQ New Politics for a New Century (Michael Shellenberger): http://youtu.be/4GN0Q9j9_Ok Fukushima disaster has convinced him to support nuclear power - George Monbiot: http://youtu.be/SsjzyIszUHI Why Environmentalists Must Accept Nuclear (Stewart Brand): http://youtu.be/-RKkkcL61Cc Mark Lynas thinking the unthinkable on nuclear power: http://youtu.be/6pXiiQBknHM The Corporation (Ray Anderson & Milton Friedman from extended interview footage): http://thecorporation.com/ Germany Protest Nuclear Power: http://youtu.be/b-I3Sz49j0U Sierra Club: Nuclear power not needed; wind and solar are: http://youtu.be/-4Ejkgi_YZE How Many Light Bulbs? (David MacKay): http://vimeo.com/4239056 Crossfire: Nader & Shellenberger debate nuclear power: http://youtu.be/HbWVfxRG8zA Elizabeth May on Uranium Mining: http://youtu.be/vI-J27M3tb8 Elizabeth May for Calgary Greens: http://youtu.be/L0yDMsYUw38 ACCIONA Windpower AW3000 Turbines at the Pioneer Grove Wind: http://youtu.be/ccJwlirTd-c New oil changing technique in wind turbines: http://youtu.be/9xwY4Zs3TTc Faces of Green Jobs: http://youtu.be/n_xcvpM-UV0 Wind Turbines: My First Climb: http://youtu.be/6xYu5HCsjDc Wind Turbine Service Technicians: http://youtu.be/ZgaD5b_bdzs Magic Washing Machine (Hans Rosling): http://youtu.be/BZoKfap4g4w "GREENS vs THORIUM" is chapter 8 of a documentary called "Th", about the element Thorium. The entire documentary can be found at... http://thoriumremix.com/th/ "Th08" is "Th" thorium documentary Part 8, iteration v436.
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Guangwen Bi - Thorium-Uranium Breeding Recycles for Thermal Reactors @ ThEC12
 
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Guangwen Bi of Shanghai Nuclear Engineering R&D Institute (SNERDI) shares "Research on Thorium-Uranium Breeding Recycles for Thermal Reactors". Presented at Thorium Energy Conference 2012 (ThEC12) hosted by the International Thorium Energy Organisation (IThEO). http://itheo.org/ Video captured by Gordon McDowell for use in upcoming THORIUM REMIX iteration: http://ThoriumRemix.com/ This video is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 license (CC BY-SA 3.0). If you excerpt from it, link back to this original so people have access to lecture content in full, and proper context. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
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Undercurrent - s04e08 - Thorium
 
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Undercurrent is Perth's locally produced current affairs show. Be the first to watch each episode by tuning into WTV Saturdays from 7:00pm. Get Involved! Tell us what you think should be in the show at wtvperth.com.au
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The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor:  What Fusion Wanted To Be
 
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Google Tech Talks November 18, 2008 ABSTRACT Electrical power is, and will increasingly become, the desired form of energy for its convenience, safety, flexibility and applicability. Even future transportation embraces electric cars, trains, and chemical fuel production (jet fuel, hydrogen, etc.) based upon an abundant electrical supply. Although existing energy sources can and should be expanded where practical, no one source has shown to be practical to rapidly fulfill the world's energy requirements effectively. Presently there is an existing source of energy ideally suited to electrical energy production that is not being exploited anywhere in the world today, although its existence and practicality has been know since the earliest days of nuclear science. Thorium is the third source of fission energy and the LFTR is the idealized mechanism to turn this resource into electrical energy. Enough safe, clean energy, globally sustainable for 1000's of years at US standards. This talk is aimed at explaining this thorium energy resource from fundamental physics to today's practical applications. The presentation is sufficient for the non-scientist to grasp the whole subject, but will be intriguing to even classically trained nuclear engineers. By providing the historical context in which the technology was discovered and later developed into a power reactor, the story of thorium's disappearance as an energy source is revealed. But times have changed, and today, thorium energy can be safely exploited in a completely new form of nuclear reactor. The LFTR is unique, having a hot liquid core thus eliminating fuel fabrication costs and the need for a large reactor. It cannot have a nuclear meltdown and is so safe that typical control rods are not required at all. This design topples all the conventional arguments against conventional energy sources in such areas as: * Waste Production * Safety * Proliferation * Capital Costs and Location * Environmental Impact * Social Acceptance * Flexibility * Grid Infrastructure * Efficiency Should America take this step toward a New Era in Nuclear Energy Production? Hear the case for "The Electricity Rock" and then decide. Speaker: Dr. Joe Bonometti Dr. Bonometti has extensive engineering experience in the government, within industry, and in academia over a 25-year career. Recently completing an assignment as the NASA Chair Professor at the Naval Post graduate School, he supported a ship design study that utilized advanced nuclear power derived from thorium. Working at NASA for ten years as a technology manager, lead systems engineer, nuclear specialist, and propulsion researcher, he lead several NASA tiger teams in evaluating the Nuclear System Initiatives fission demonstration vehicle and missions. He managed the Emerging Propulsion Technology Area for in-space systems, the Marshall Air Launch team, as well as a variety of other power and propulsion assignments and is now the Lead Systems Engineer for the Ares I-Y flight. After earning a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville, he spent several years as a Research Scientist & Senior Research Engineer at the UAH Propulsion Research Center where he served as a Principal Investigator and manager for the Solar Thermal Laboratory. He has worked as a Senior Mechanical Designer at Pratt & Whitney supporting aircraft engine manufacturing and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory within the laser fusion program. A graduate from the United States Military Academy, at West Point, where he studied nuclear physics and engineering, Dr. Bonometti served as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers; both in combat and district engineering management assignments. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia, and has authored numerous aerospace technical publications, particularly propulsion and space systems technologies. His technical expertise includes nuclear engineering, specialized mechanical & materials research, space plasmas & propulsion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and space systems engineering. This Google Tech Talk was hosted by Boris Debic.
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Thorium Remix 2011 (DVD Version)
 
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This is the DVD version of the Thorium Remix 2011 in all of it's extended glory. It's as high quality as I could upload. It's ripped directly from the DVD with no transcoding. LFTR is pretty awesome. If you want to share this with your friends I would encourage it. You can also purchase DVDs at wholesale cost from http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZHVSZB&PP=1 See http://thoriumremix.com/dvd/ if you want to get some DVDs to share with friends. Original Video's Description: http://ThoriumPetition.com/ Thorium is readily available & can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium's capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today's energy/climate crisis. LFTR is a type of Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (Th-MSR). This video summarizes over 6 hours worth of thorium talks given by Kirk Sorensen and other thorium technologists. THORIUM REMIX 2011 starts with a 5 minute TL;WL summary, to hold you over until you find your Ritalin. YouTube Closed Captioning is available in English, and many other languages. To learn more about the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor visit: http://energyfromthorium.com/ See http://THORIUMREMIX.com/ for full list of multimedia source material. Key YouTube video components: Kirk Sorensen @ TEDxYYC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vzotsvvkw Kirk Sorensen @ Protospace - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVSmf_qmkbg Kirk Sorensen @ MRU - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3rL08J7fDA Kirk Sorensen @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-uxvSVIGtU Kirk Sorensen @ Dr. Kiki Science Hour #84 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEpnpyd-jbw After Fukushima: The Fear Factor - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQ0NvEcyqw Robert Hargraves @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOoBTufkEog Alexander Cannara @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUVq81kBKyk James Kennedy @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrDeB86YpV4 Q: What is thorium and what makes it special? A: Thorium is a naturally-occuring mineral that holds large amounts of releasable nuclear energy, similar to uranium. This nuclear energy can be released in a special nuclear reactor designed to use thorium. Thorium is special because it is easier to extract this energy completely than uranium due to some of the chemical and nuclear properties of thorium. Q: What is a liquid-fluoride reactor? A: A liquid-fluoride nuclear reactor is different than conventional nuclear reactors that use solid fuel elements. A liquid-fluoride reactor uses a solution of several fluoride salts, typically lithium fluoride, beryllium fluoride, and uranium tetrafluoride, as its basic nuclear fuel. The fluoride salts have a number of advantages over solid fuels. They are impervious to radiation damage, they can be chemically processed in the form that they are in, and they have a high capacity to hold thermal energy (heat). Additional nuclear fuel can be added or withdrawn from the salt solution during normal operation. Q: Are the salts safe? A: Very safe. Unlike other coolants considered for high-performance reactors (like liquid sodium) the salts will not react dangerously with air or water. This is because they are already in their most stable chemical form. Their properties do not change even under intense radiation, unlike all solid forms of nuclear fuel. Q: What is nuclear waste and how does a liquid-fluoride reactor address this issue? A: So-called "nuclear waste" or spent-nuclear fuel is produced in conventional (solid-core) nuclear reactors because they are unable to extract all of the nuclear energy from their fuel before they have to shutdown. LFTR addresses this issue by using a form of nuclear fuel (liquid-fluoride salts of thorium) that allow complete extraction of nuclear energy from the fuel.
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Thorium Summary - "Th" Documentary
 
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http://patreon.com/thorium Dissolving thorium into molten salts allows more efficient conversion into energy than today's uranium oxide fuel rods. The amount of waste generated, the amount of energy generated, and the expanded versatility of this new "Molten Salt Reactor" call into question our perception of nuclear power. How safe can a nuclear reactor be, if we free ourselves from the "technological lock-in" of uranium oxide solid fuel? Sampled Materials: Coal, Freight and Passenger Trains In NSW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRyEbEh8ed0 988 H Cat wheel loader feeding a conveyor belt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF7AUQ9jRtI TNT Freighter being painted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC8ak1x_wwQ Pumpjack Oil Pumps Deliver Texas Crude Oil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BugnfrZlZC4 Chaos at Düsseldorf Airport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6J_WJjMUTc Crosswind Landings during a storm at Düsseldorf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la-hSjKP2TU Bill Gates - Innovate to Zero! - TED Talks http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates.html "Th01" is "Th" thorium documentary Part 1 released in 2013. Since 2013, this documentary has evolved into a 2016 version, which is available here: http://thoriumremix.com/2016/
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Is Nuclear Waste Really Waste?
 
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Google Tech Talk December 6, 2010 Presented by Kirk Sorensen ABSTRACT An economic analysis of what is in spent nuclear fuel. As a nuclear reactor fissions heavy metal U235 and Pu239, the atoms are split into two randomly sized pieces. Many of these fission products are unstable and rapidly decay into other products. After nuclear reactor fuel has cooled in a pool of water for a few years, and then sat in dry cask storage for another 10--30 years, what is it made of? Is it dangerous waste that needs to be isolated from humanity for 100,000 years or is it precious material waiting to be partitioned and sold? The answer may surprise you. Speaker Info: Kirk Sorensen is chief nuclear technologist at Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been researching the nuclear fuel cycle for many years in connection with a strong interest in thorium as a planetary energy source. He is also a PhD student in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville under Dr. Laurence Miller. He runs a blog called "energyfromthorium.com" and is active in the Thorium Energy Alliance (TEA) and the International Thorium Energy Organization (IThEO) and is also a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS)
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Ride for Thorium - One Man, 2000 km, 6 Countries, 2 Months
 
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Hi, I'm Billy and I bicycle a lot... this time the ride is for Thorium and 2000km long through 6 countries during 2 months. Join me! Support me on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2FEccPF Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Power-to-the-People-194965521124019/ 'Ride for Thorium' is an advocacy campaign by adventure biker Billy Gogesch. It will take Billy biking some 2000 km from Norway to Brussels over a period of 2 months. The aim is to raise awareness of Thorium to power the world. Along the ride Billy will: Blog/vlog: link Visit developers (Seaborg Technologies, Copenhagen Atomics, Thor Energy, NRG), Th mines, Th discovery place Lovoya, Interview leaders TV+Radio .... The goal is to raise $2500 before the end of May: link Visit my website: http://www.thoriumenergyworld.com/rideforthorium.html Read my first article: http://www.thoriumenergyworld.com/news/ride-for-thorium-welcome-to-my-important-start
Views: 2619 Thorium Energy
Hans Blix talks thorium energy and nuclear non-proliferation at CERN
 
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The Thorium Energy Conference, ThEC13, ran from 27 to 31 October 2013 at CERN, addressing the scientific and technical advances offered by thorium -- a silvery white metal four times more abundant than uranium in the Earth's crust -- in alternative nuclear technologies for energy production and for the destruction of nuclear waste. Conference Chair Egil Lillestol invited Swedish diplomat and politician Hans Blix to talk about "Thorium Nuclear Power and Non-Proliferation". In a career spanning more than 50 years, Blix has been head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. Blix highlighted the advantages of thorium in terms of safety, disposal of radioactive waste, and nuclear non-proliferation. "Some people are worried about the spread of nuclear weapons through the use of nuclear techniques," he says. "With thorium you cannot get a material from which you can make bombs. It's very satisfactory from this point of view." During the 1990s, CERN pioneered research into thorium technologies with experiments instigated by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia, testing the basic concepts of a thorium-fuelled reactor driven by a proton accelerator. Find out more via http://cds.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2013/46/News%20Articles/1624072
Views: 6404 CERN
Neodymium and Thorium
 
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Thorium is cheaper than uranium and would allow the USA to manufacture neodymium magnets within the US and brake China's grip on the neodymium magnet and electric car battery manufacturing. here's a solution in hand its a safer and cleaner solution most of the Thorium is burned up in the reaction if just a few mines were set up in the US we can break China's hold on the US and Europe and reduce the cost of super magnets in the US. To learn more about the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor visit: http://energyfromthorium.com/ See http://THORIUMREMIX.com/ for full list of multimedia source material. Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor - FAQ highlights from EnergyFromThorium.com. Q: What is thorium and what makes it special? A: Thorium is a naturally-occurring mineral that holds large amounts of releasable nuclear energy, similar to uranium. This nuclear energy can be released in a special nuclear reactor designed to use thorium. Thorium is special because it is easier to extract this energy completely than uranium due to some of the chemical and nuclear properties of thorium. Q: What is a liquid-fluoride reactor? A: A liquid-fluoride nuclear reactor is different than conventional nuclear reactors that use solid fuel elements. A liquid-fluoride reactor uses a solution of several fluoride salts, typically lithium fluoride, beryllium fluoride, and uranium tetra-fluoride, as its basic nuclear fuel. The fluoride salts have a number of advantages over solid fuels. They are impervious to radiation damage, they can be chemically processed in the form that they are in, and they have a high capacity to hold thermal energy (heat). Additional nuclear fuel can be added or withdrawn from the salt solution during normal operation. Q: Are the salts safe? A: Very safe. Unlike other coolants considered for high-performance reactors (like liquid sodium) the salts will not react dangerously with air or water. This is because they are already in their most stable chemical form. Their properties do not change even under intense radiation, unlike all solid forms of nuclear fuel. Q: What is nuclear waste and how does a liquid-fluoride reactor address this issue? A: So-called "nuclear waste" or spent-nuclear fuel is produced in conventional (solid-core) nuclear reactors because they are unable to extract all of the nuclear energy from their fuel before they have to shutdown. LFTR addresses this issue by using a form of nuclear fuel (liquid-fluoride salts of thorium) that allow complete extraction of nuclear energy from the fuel.
Views: 3704 zeropointfuel
Energy From Thorium: A Nuclear Waste Burning Liquid Salt Thorium Reactor
 
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Kirk Sorensen's Tech Talk, delivered at Google on July 20, 2009. Successfully developing a liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) would essentially solve our planets energy problems for thousands of years, because it would allow us to fully utilize the energy in natural thorium, which makes up 0.0012% of the Earths crust. Most of the research and development work for this technology was done by Oak Ridge National Labs back in the 50s and 60s. They were working to a different set of overall objectives, nevertheless, there are many lessons to be gleaned from their work that can help us to avoid pitfalls and develop LFTR into a high-performance, high-reliability power supply.
Views: 130012 GoogleTechTalks
Thorium Energy Future
 
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Thorium Energy Alliance Conference - check for the next one at thoriumenergyalliance.com . The Thorium Energy Alliance is a 501(c)3 [pending] organization that promotes the research and development of a Thorium Energy Economy. This preliminary video presents the core reasons that Thorium must be pursued as an energy source. We encourage viewers to join the Thorium Energy Alliance and to contact decision makers and promote this overlooked and proven technology. Please join the Thorium Energy Alliance, Contact: [email protected] Web Resources: thoriumenergyalliance.com thoriumenergy.com energyfromthorium.com thorium.tv Thoriumenergyalliance.org
Views: 106602 ThoriumAlliance
The Thorium Molten-Salt Reactor: Why Didn't This Happen (and why is now the right time?)
 
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Google Tech Talk December 16, 2011 Presented by Kirk Sorensen
Views: 376126 GoogleTechTalks
Coal and Thorium Working Together
 
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Why the coal industry should embrace thorium energy. And, Why thorium enthusiast should embrace coal as a bridge to a clean energy future. www.egeneration.org-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your own animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Thorium or Uranium?
 
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Views: 90737 FutureMoneyTrends.com
National Security, Rare Earth Elements & The Thorium Problem
 
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"The only operating rare earth mine in the United States sends all of their valuable resources to China for processing. Congress does not know this. They think this [mining] company is supplying the U.S. value chain, [and] is supplying the military. It is in-fact, the opposite. They are part of the Chinese monopoly. They're taking powder and shipping it to China, and it comes back as a magnet, or an alloy, or a bolt-on component." - Jim Kennedy To address this issue, contact your legislators to support H.R.4883 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4883 Why can't Molycorp, Lynas or any other 'western' rare earth company succeed? China's production and market advantage in Rare Earth Elements (REE) is largely the result of NRC and IAEA "Source Material" regulations with unintended consequences. Source Material: Materials containing any ratio or combination of Thorium and Uranium above .05%. Producing or holding these materials within the regulatory threshold (.05%) requires extensive and wide-ranging licensing, storage, transportation, remediation disposal and compliance costs, including prohibitive liability and bonding issues. Consequently any potential supplier of byproduct / co-product rare earth resources that would be designated as "source material' disposes of these valuable resources to avoid liability and compliance issues. NRC / IAEA regulations regarding "Source Material" played a key roll in undermining the economic viability of all 'western' rare earth producers and are a critical factor in China's current 'market advantage'. Producers like Molycorp and Lynas, with low Thorium deposits, can never compete with China. Resources are abundant and available: U.S mining companies currently mine as much as 50% of global Rare Earth Elements demand every year. But these resources are diverted in tailings lakes or are redistributed back into the host ore body, due to NRC and IAEA regulations defining Monazite and other Thorium bearing rare earth resources as "Source Material". H.R. 4883 would solve the "Thorium Problem" by creating a federally chartered multinational Thorium Energy and Industrial Products Corporation ("Thorium Bank"). Privately funded and operated, this would decouple thorium from rare earth production. The Thorium Corporation would also have Congressional Authority to develop Thorium energy systems and industrial products. Environmental regulations are not scaled back... rather this enables thorium to be stored safely & securely, rather then being treated as "waste". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4883 H.R. 4883 thus also addresses the U.S. Weapons Systems current 100% Dependency on China for Rare Earths. http://thoriumenergyalliance.com/downloads/TEAC6/USWeaponsChinese.pdf Federal Legislation governing Strategic Materials, 10 USC 2533b, does not specify rare earths, but includes metal alloys containing limited amounts of manganese, silicon, copper, or aluminum, chromium, cobalt, columbium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, nickel and iron-nickel, cobalt, Titanium and Zirconium alloys. Federal Regulations require that these materials be melted in the U.S. Most of these materials are utilized in rare earth alloys, magnets and components in the defense industry. The bill does NOT reclassify thorium. It does NOT alter current environmental protection. It simply resolves "The Thorium Problem" which cripples United States domestic rare earth mining, processing and value-adding processes. Source Footage: Jim Kennedy @ IAEA: http://youtu.be/fLR39sT_bTs Jim Kennedy interview @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/Dih30mUexrA Jim Kennedy Talk @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/CARlEac1iuA Stephen Boyd @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/z7qfOnMzP9Y Stephen Boyd @ TEAC4: http://youtu.be/J16IpITWBQ8 John Kutsch @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/MgRn4g7a068
Views: 45295 gordonmcdowell
LFTR in 5 Minutes - THORIUM REMIX 2011
 
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Help propagate LFTR, the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor! Thorium is readily available & can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium's capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today's energy/climate crisis. LFTR is a type of Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (Th-MSR). This video summarizes over 6 hours worth of thorium talks given by Kirk Sorensen and other thorium technologists. THORIUM REMIX 2011 starts with a 5 minute TL;WL summary, to hold you over until you find your Ritalin. To learn more about the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor visit: http://energyfromthorium.com/ See http://THORIUMREMIX.com/ for full list of multimedia source material. Key YouTube video components: Kirk Sorensen @ TEDxYYC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vzotsvvkw Kirk Sorensen @ Protospace - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVSmf_qmkbg Kirk Sorensen @ MRU - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3rL08J7fDA Kirk Sorensen @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-uxvSVIGtU Kirk Sorensen @ Dr. Kiki Science Hour #84 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEpnpyd-jbw After Fukushima: The Fear Factor - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQ0NvEcyqw Robert Hargraves @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOoBTufkEog Alexander Cannara @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUVq81kBKyk James Kennedy @ TEAC3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrDeB86YpV4 Q: What is thorium and what makes it special? A: Thorium is a naturally-occuring mineral that holds large amounts of releasable nuclear energy, similar to uranium. This nuclear energy can be released in a special nuclear reactor designed to use thorium. Thorium is special because it is easier to extract this energy completely than uranium due to some of the chemical and nuclear properties of thorium. Q: What is a liquid-fluoride reactor? A: A liquid-fluoride nuclear reactor is different than conventional nuclear reactors that use solid fuel elements. A liquid-fluoride reactor uses a solution of several fluoride salts, typically lithium fluoride, beryllium fluoride, and uranium tetrafluoride, as its basic nuclear fuel. The fluoride salts have a number of advantages over solid fuels. They are impervious to radiation damage, they can be chemically processed in the form that they are in, and they have a high capacity to hold thermal energy (heat). Additional nuclear fuel can be added or withdrawn from the salt solution during normal operation. Q: Are the salts safe? A: Very safe. Unlike other coolants considered for high-performance reactors (like liquid sodium) the salts will not react dangerously with air or water. This is because they are already in their most stable chemical form. Their properties do not change even under intense radiation, unlike all solid forms of nuclear fuel. Q: What is nuclear waste and how does a liquid-fluoride reactor address this issue? A: So-called "nuclear waste" or spent-nuclear fuel is produced in conventional (solid-core) nuclear reactors because they are unable to extract all of the nuclear energy from their fuel before they have to shutdown. LFTR addresses this issue by using a form of nuclear fuel (liquid-fluoride salts of thorium) that allow complete extraction of nuclear energy from the fuel.
Views: 27735 NinjaGetsuga
Energy Secretary Chu on Thorium Reactors
 
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Energy Secretary Chu responds to a question on research funding for Thorium reactors. Recorded: October 26, 2009 | Google Campus | Mountainview, CA
THORIUM - What is THORIUM?
 
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http://thoriumremix.com/ - What is thorium? A mineral that holds large amounts of releasable nuclear energy, similar to uranium. It is easier to extract this energy completely from thorium than uranium due to the chemical and nuclear properties of thorium.
Views: 62083 gordonmcdowell
David LeBlanc - Potential of Thorium Fueled Molten Salt Reactors @ TEAC3
 
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http://TerrestrialEnergy.com, founded by Dr. David LeBlanc, is currently developing its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor in Canada with commercialization projected for early next decade. Dr. David LeBlanc explores the diversity of Thorium Fueled Molten Salt Reactor design options, and their rational and value. Presented at the 3rd Thorium Energy Alliance Conference, in Washington DC. Watch a feature length documentary on Thorium and Molten Salt Reactors: http://YouTube.com/watch?v=P9M__yYbsZ4
Views: 11168 gordonmcdowell
Thorium Reactor Question to President Obama
 
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Mr. President, you often say there is no silver bullet to our energy problems. However, there are bullets made of thorium and uranium. Our question to you is why is the federal government not accelerating research into fluid-fueled, molten salt reactors that run on thorium? Nuclear reactors that run on thorium offer superior advantages in safety, proliferation, waste, and cost. -There is enough thorium in the US to power our economy for the next 1,000 years -Its waste lasts only 300 years compared to 10,000 years for traditional plants -Thorium plants are 50% cheaper than traditional plants Thorium and fluid-fueled, molten salt reactor technology seems to have the best advantages when it comes to replacing fossil fuels, and improving the environment by offering safe, clean, efficient, cheap, and reliable power. Why are we not aggressively pursuing this technology?
Views: 16837 hallezb
Charles Holden - Thorenco's Process Heat Reactor / Liquify Through Thorium @ TEAC4
 
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Charles "Rusty" Holden presents a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor design which emphasizes safety and regulatory compliance. Estimated output is 200 Megawatts. Presented at Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #4. http://ThoriumEnergyAlliance.com/ Closed Captioning by Bret of http://LFTRnow.com
Views: 3046 gordonmcdowell
Joe Sestak - Governing, Logistics, Rare Earth Minerals & Thorium @ TEAC5
 
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http://joesestak.com - Former U.S. congressman, Navy admiral and senatorial candidate Joe Sestak addresses Thorium Energy Alliance in Chicago. "This issue of thorium with rare earth minerals has to be looked at as a national security issue. I believe that thorium, with rare earths is a way to enhance, greatly, the accessibility of our energy in so many fields, not just in nuclear power." Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #5 was held on May 30th & 31st of 2013. http://ThoriumEnergyAlliance.com Footage captured for Thorium Remix project. http://ThoriumRemix.com/
Views: 2730 gordonmcdowell
DIY Thorium Isotope Generator -24h after 1st filling some measuring
 
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the isotope generator 1 day after filling the thorites in, the active carbon tab had already absorbed some Rn220 and its decay isotopes like Pb212, radioactivity raises outside when powering on immediately and fall off when shut down because of the air-radon stream inside, the generator holds 60g granulated thorite, the fan blows air upwards to detach the emanating radon gas from the thorites, the carbon tab ist negatively charged up to 2kV to collect the radon..then condensate on the surface to Pb212 and finaly with half life of around 11,6h to stable Pb208...right geiger counter is the RH mygeiger (http://radiohobbystore.com) , left one GM04 with SI-15BG Probe...notice the GM2 readings from the tab..after one day there are enough isotopes to measure nearly 4 µsv/h when off and after 15minutes powered on its 10µsv/h
Views: 128797 weirdmeister inc.
Thorium Remix 2009 - LFTR in 16 Minutes
 
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http://thoriumremix.com/ Thorium is readily available & can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium's capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today's energy/climate crisis. This 16 minute video summarizes 197 minutes worth of Google Tech Talks on the subject of Thorium & LFTR. Source material... The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor: What Fusion Wanted To Be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHs2Ugxo7-8 Aim High: Using Thorium Energy to Address Environmental Prob http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgKfS74hVvQ Energy From Thorium: A Nuclear Waste Burning Liquid Salt Thorium Reactor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZR0UKxNPh8 This edit was created back in 2009, when the best video resources available on the subject were Google Tech Talks. Since then I've shot numerous lectures on the subject and created a higher quality summary. Please help propagate the newer version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9M__yYbsZ4 ...so that people might find it before this older resource.
Views: 165939 gordonmcdowell
Beryllium & Beryllium Mining - Clark Mortensen @ TEAC8
 
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http://jeannisindustries.com/ is an LLC controlling Horn Ore Deposit of beryllium, and a proprietary beryllium extraction process. Clark Mortensen is looking for investors to launch a beryllium mining operation to compete with Materion's Spor Mountain. Materion Corporation has long been the world's largest producer and processor of more than 80% of the beryllium worldwide. According to the website detailing this offer: "Water rights are available. Permitting and most other administrative or engineering costs must be updated... ...current reserves will provide a 19-year mine life assuming that production begins at the rate of 200,000 pounds in the first year and reaches the maximum capacity of 259,000 pounds in the third year." Please visit https://www.jeannisindustries.com/ for further details. Presented at TEAC8 ( Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #8 ) on 2017-08-22 ( August 22nd, 2017 ). http://ThoriumEnergyAlliance.com/
Views: 1496 gordonmcdowell
Kirk Sorensen: An Update On The Thorium Story
 
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Full description and comments at: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86787/kirk-sorensen-update-thorium-story Two years ago, we interviewed Kirk Sorensen about the potential for thorium to offer humanity a safe, cheap and abundant source of energy. He is an active advocate for developing liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) technology, the details of which were covered in our earlier podcast: A Detailed Exploration of Thorium's Potential As An Energy Source. That interview concluded with Kirk's observation that the West could have a fully-operational LFTR reactor up and running at commercial scale within a decade, but it won't, because it is simply choosing not to prioritize exploring its potential. But that doesn't mean other countries are ignoring thorium's promise. Kirk returns this week to relay what has happened in the thorium space since our last conversation. The East, most notably China, is now fully-mobilized around getting its first reactor operational by as soon as 2020. If indeed thorium reactors are as successful as hoped, the US will find itself playing catch up against countries who suddenly hold a tremendous technology advantage.
Views: 25753 ChrisMartensondotcom
Thorium Petition - Secure our Energy & High-Tech Independence!
 
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China's "Advanced Nuclear Cooperation" with the US excludes ALL Thorium related R&D. China's expressed intent is to capture all Molten Salt related IP, working from Oak Ridge's now public R&D paid for by US taxpayers. Compared to today's solid-fuel technologies, Molten Salt Tech cleanly consumes abundant Thorium, rarer Uranium & unwanted Plutonium with FAR greater efficiency. Enable Thorium & Molten Salt Technology: Grant the US both Energy and High-Tech Independence. Our Thorium regulations severely restrict Thorium and Rare Earth development. Until we enable Thorium in the US, High-Tech Manufacturing dependent on Rare Earths will remain impossible here. Reform Th/REE Regs: Let our Energy and High-Tech Manufacturing THRIVE!
Views: 6397 Gordon McDowell
Nuclear: Chemistry is the Problem, Accelerators the Solution - Ganapati Myneni @ TEAC8
 
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Ganapati Myneni presents the GemStar system in "Nuclear Energy; Chemistry is the Problem, Accelerators the Solution." History of ADS: 1950 – U. E. O. Lawrence, high power accelerators for producing fissile materials 1952 – W. B. Lewis, proposed use of thorium with intense neutron generators 1992 – C. D. Bowman, energy generation with ATW (thermal neutrons) 1993 – C. Rubbia, energy amplifier (fast neutrons) Presented at TEAC8 ( Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #8 ) on 2017-08-22 ( August 22nd, 2017 ). http://ThoriumEnergyAlliance.com/
Views: 2160 gordonmcdowell
The Pro Thorium Line - Find Any Problems? Hans Blix talks thorium energy and nuclear non proliferat
 
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The Thorium Energy Conference, ThEC13, ran from 27 to 31 October 2013 at CERN, addressing the scientific and technical advances offered by thorium -- a silvery white metal four times more abundant than uranium in the Earth's crust -- in alternative nuclear technologies for energy production and for the destruction of nuclear waste. Conference Chair Egil Lillestol invited Swedish diplomat and politician Hans Blix to talk about "Thorium Nuclear Power and Non-Proliferation". In a career spanning more than 50 years, Blix has been head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. Blix highlighted the advantages of thorium in terms of safety, disposal of radioactive waste, and nuclear non-proliferation. "Some people are worried about the spread of nuclear weapons through the use of nuclear techniques," he says. "With thorium you cannot get a material from which you can make bombs. It's very satisfactory from this point of view." During the 1990s, CERN pioneered research into thorium technologies with experiments instigated by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia, testing the basic concepts of a thorium-fuelled reactor driven by a proton accelerator. Source video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUOP1JDlDS8&list=FLRtmHrLXiy2n4-ABeeV4_8g FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes
Views: 1263 Kathy Reed
Mining Beach Sand for Titanium Dioxide 1954 National Lead Company
 
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The initial discovery of the rare mineral deposit in India was on the western coast as placer deposits on beaches near Kollam, north of the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram in the coastal state of Kerala, India. Production of titanium dioxide commenced on these beaches in 1951. In the year 1909, the presence of the mineral monazite was observed in coir, a coconut fiber, shipped to Germany from India. He traced back to the place from where the coir was exported and this lead to the discovery of the deposits on the western coast of India, in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore. As thorium nitrate, a chemical produced from the mineral monazite was in good demand at that time for the production of mantles for gas lights, efforts started immediately for recovery of monazite from this deposit. Even though with the advent of electricity, the demand for gas lights and in turn that for thorium nitrate diminished, interest in these deposits continued since by that time technology developed for the production of titanium dioxide from the mineral Ilmenite. Titanium dioxide (TiO2), is a an insoluble white powder used extensively in many commercial products, including paint, cosmetics, plastics, paper and food, as an anticaking or whitening agent. This is clipped from the 1954 film, The Ninth Element, produced by the Titanium Pigment Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Lead Company. mining, factory, mill, spinning globe, laboratory, test labs, minerals Thanks to the Prelinger Archives for saving this film and making it available on the Internet Archive. Learn more on the wonderful Prelinger Archive at https://archive.org/details/prelinger.
Views: 4365 markdcatlin
Michael Fernal - Patent Law & Thorium Energy @ TEAC5
 
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"Intellectual Property Concerns" was presented by Michael Fernal at TEAC5 in Chicago on 2013-05-31. Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #5 was held on May 30th & 31st of 2013. http://ThoriumEnergyAlliance.com Footage captured for Thorium Remix project. http://ThoriumRemix.com/
Views: 1430 gordonmcdowell
Kirk Sorensen: A Detailed Exploration of Thorium's Potential as an Energy Source
 
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Kirk Sorensen, NASA-trained engineer, is a man on a mission to open minds to the tremendous promise that thorium, a near-valueless element in today's marketplace, may offer in meeting future world energy demand. View the full post at: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/79398/kirk-sorensen-detailed-exploration-thoriums-potential-energy-source
Views: 9747 ChrisMartensondotcom
Nuclear Innovation - "Th" Thorium Documentary
 
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http://thoriumremix.com United States nuclear research focuses almost exclusively on extending lifespan of existing reactors, rather than the development of new, safer reactors. Nobody wants 1950s cars. Nobody wants 1950s computers. Why are we satisfied with 1950s nuclear reactors? Sampled Materials: The Thorium Dream by Alex Pasternack of Motherboard TV http://www.vice.com/en_ca/motherboard/thorium-dream Coal, Freight and Passenger Trains In NSW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRyEbEh8ed0 "Th04" is "Th" thorium documentary Part 4.
Views: 15878 gordonmcdowell
"Sellout" by Victoria Bruce - Rare Earths, Molten Salt Reactors and American Security @ TEAC8
 
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"Sellout" is a book by Victoria Bruce about Jim Kennedy's quest to return high-tech manufacturing to the United States. I tore through it non-stop and can confirm it is excellent. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632862581/?linkCode=as2&tag=thorium-remix-20&linkId=83be724d604f317720b81d0a26a477fb It covers... - Thorium as fuel in Molten Salt Reactors - Thorium's status as a controlled nuclear material - Impact of Thorium (byproduct) on Rare Earth mining - Rare Earth uses in today's civilian and military tech - Creation of neodymium (rare earth) magnets by Dr. Croat - China's pursuit and capture of a Rare Earth manufacturing - China's pursuit and capture of Molten Salt Reactor tech - What it means to have China dominate REE and MSR - Jim Kennedy (and John Kutsch) fighting to turn this around - Tide turning as new administration occupies Oval Office As someone who's thoughts on these issues align with Victoria Bruce's I expect this book to be an incredibly useful communication tool, thanks to how entertaining it is. Is is simply a fun read. One need not have an interest in Molten Salt Reactors, Thorium or Rare Earths to easily consume it. Presented at TEAC8 ( Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #8 ) on 2017-08-21 ( August 21st, 2017 ). http://ThoriumEnergyAlliance.com/ Edited by Gordon McDowell and captured for use in future Thorium Remix iterations. http://ThoriumRemix.com/ TEAC8 interview of Victoria Bruce was captured by Rick Maltese. https://twitter.com/pronuclear
Views: 5587 gordonmcdowell
Thorium Energy Report - Introduction Video
 
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More information and news at http://www.thoriumenergyworld.com/ Read the Thorium Energy Report to learn about all major activities, click here: http://www.thoriumenergyworld.com/ This is where you find described all the major activities on Thorium Energy, from the national programs of India and China to privately funded startups. If affordable, safe and clean, does Thorium offer a sustainable option to the world’s future energy mix? ThE Report is free and has all its content on one page so that you can conveniently scroll through all the material. We urge you to Like it and Share it to spread the word on the opportunities within Thorium Energy. Want to meet likeminded? The best way to meet likeminded is to join us at the international Thorium Energy Conference - ThEC15 in Mumbai! http://www.ThoriumEnergyConference.org Thank you, IThEO
Views: 3655 Thorium Energy
Thorium, Heavy Rare Earths, China & the Loss of Hi-Tech Manufacturing Jobs
 
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Thorium policy in all western nations undermines the successful development of a domestic rare earth market. All of the rare earths that most western mining companies are willing to process are what they call bastnasites or carbonatites. They select these rare earths not because of the high ratios of rare earths but simply the absence of thorium. Manufacturers using rare earth elements in their products are relocating their manufacturing base inside China. The jobs in manufacturing transfer from the United States and western Europe into the Chinese mainland. This impacts consumer electronics, green technologies & military technology. Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9M__yYbsZ4 to learn more.
Views: 29255 Gordon McDowell
2nd Monthly EFTF hangout with Kirk Sorensen!
 
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Kirk talks about Energy From Thorium Foundation!