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Terrestrial Energy Named in Bill Gates’ List of Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2019

This year’s top 10 list was curated by Bill Gates and includes “new-wave nuclear power,” which spans advanced fission and fusion technologies. Terrestrial Energy’s advanced fission Generation IV IMSR® technology has been cited as one of the “key players,” along with TerraPower which is developing another Generation IV technology.

Wired

Wired: Next-Gen Nuclear Is Coming—If Society Wants It

Simon Irish saw that countries around the globe needed to build a boggling amount of clean-power projects to replace their fossil fuel infrastructure, while also providing enough energy for rising demand from China, India, and other rapidly growing countries.
Mother Jones

Mother Jones: Safer, Cleaner Nuclear Energy—If We Want It

New reactors could also reduce costs by being safer. Conventional reactors have a fundamental risk of meltdown, largely because they were designed to power submarines.
Salon

Salon: Next-gen nuclear is coming, if we want it

Terrestrial is far from alone. Dozens of nuclear startups are popping up around the country, aiming to solve the well-known problems with nuclear power — radioactive waste, meltdowns, weapons proliferation, and high costs.

L3 MAPPS to Support Terrestrial Energy with Advanced Reactor Technology Development

L3 MAPPS and Terrestrial Energy announced today that they have signed an agreement to develop real-time simulation for Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), a Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant.

Grist

Grist: Next-gen Nukes; Scores of nuclear startups are aiming to solve the problems that plague nuclear power

At a conference in 2011, Simon Irish, an investment manager in New York, met an engineer with an innovative design for a nuclear reactor cooled by molten salt.
Idaho Business Review

Idaho Business Review: Northwest — including Idaho — is a hotbed of nuclear research

“The Pacific Northwest seems to be a magnet for innovative and traditional nuclear power,” Dr. James Conca, a nuclear expert, recently wrote in Forbes.

Terrestrial Energy Welcomes U.K. Nuclear Sector Deal; Appoints Member of U.K. House of Lords to its Advisory Board

OAKVILLE, ON – July 10, 2018 – Terrestrial Energy Chief Executive Officer Simon Irish welcomed the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Sector Deal, a government policy direction unveiled by U.K.

Public Power Daily

Public Power Daily: Energy Northwest enters MOU tied to advanced reactor

“We initially met with Terrestrial Energy back in 2015. Right now, we’re focused on advising Terrestrial as they assess a site for commercial operation,” said Mike Paoli, a spokesman for Energy Northwest.
HBS Working Knowledge

HBS Working Knowledge: Why Private Investors Must Fund ‘New Nuclear’ Power Right Now

Professor Joseph Lassiter writes: "I have high hopes for the promising technology category known as 'new nuclear,' which offers the potential to dramatically reduce costs and rapidly ramp up installations when compared to today’s nuclear power plants.

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