Thorium : the Solution to the Energy Crisis

Energy security is essential to a country’s national security and growing economic development. Thorium molten salt reactors have the potential to provide sustainable energy for nations seeking cleaner energy options without compromising energy security. Current nuclear reactors struggle in these areas. Discovered during the Manhattan project in 1944, it did not get developed further because it lacked nuclear weapon potential. There is renewed interest in this technology for countries like India, China, and United States, nations that are heavily reliant on hydrocarbons for energy. Thorium provides the potential to reduce fossil fuel dependency and reduce total carbon emissions.

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab