Thorium. Thorium is an abundant material which can be transformed into massive quantities of energy. To do so efficiently requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kind 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 chemically stable molten salts.

Such a reactor is called a “Molten Salt Reactor”. Many different configurations are possible. Some of these configurations can harness Thorium very efficiently.

This video explores the attributes of Molten Salt Reactors. Why are they compelling? And why do many people (including myself) see them as the only economical way of fully harnessing ALL our nuclear fuels… including Thorium.

This video has been under development since 2012. I hope it conveys to you why I personally find Molten Salt Reactors so compelling, as do the many volunteers and supporters who helped create it. Much of the footage was shot by volunteers.

All music was created by:

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Entities pursuing Molten Salt Reactors are…
Flibe Energy –
Terrestrial Energy –
Moltex Energy –
ThorCon Power –
Transatomic –
Seaborg –
Copenhagen Atomics –
TerraPower –
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre –
Chinese Academy of Sciences –

Regular Thorium conferences are organized by:

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Space
0:17:29 Constraints
0:28:22 Coolants
0:40:15 MSRE
0:48:54 Earth
0:59:46 Thorium
1:22:03 LFTR
1:36:13 Revolution
1:44:58 Forward
1:58:11 ROEI
2:05:41 Beginning
2:08:36 History
2:38:59 Dowtherm
2:47:57 Salt
2:51:44 Pebbles
3:06:07 India
3:18:44 Caldicott
3:35:55 Fission
3:56:22 Spectrum
4:04:25 Chemistry
4:12:51 Turbine
4:22:27 Waste
4:40:15 Decommission
4:54:39 Candlelight
5:13:06 Facts
5:26:08 Future
5:55:39 Pitches
5:56:17 Terrestrial
6:08:33 ThorCon
6:11:45 Flibe
6:20:51 End
6:25:53 Credits

Some of this footage is remixed from non-MSR related sources, to help explain the importance of energy for both space exploration and everyday life here on Earth. Most prominently…

Pandora’s Promise –
Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson –
Dr. Robert Zubrin –
Mars Underground –
Andy Weir & Adam Savage –
Periodic Table Videos –