Stable Salt Reactors – Dr Ian Scott, Moltex Energy
Wednesday 7th October, 12.30-1.30pm
Moltex Energy are developing an inherently safe Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) which aims to provide carbon-free electricity generation technology with low upfront costs and reliable, large-scale power at 300-500 MW per reactor unit. In addition to the ability to store energy for release in times of high energy demand, the technology can recycle nuclear waste as fuel, operate at high temperature to produce Hydrogen and use Thorium as an alternative to Urainium. The talk will be delivered by Moltex Chairman & Chief Scientist Ian Scott.
Ian went to Cambridge University to study nuclear physics, but was seduced during his first year by the excitement of the fast moving biological sciences and made his first career in that field. He became one of the four Chief Scientists in Unilever’s international organisation, leading the global bioscience program before leaving to found an entrepreneurial drug discovery company.
In 2012 he became bemused by how nuclear energy had gone from being "too cheap to meter" to too expensive to afford and determined to try to remedy that flaw which was preventing nuclear energy making any meaningful contribution to fighting the climate change crisis. The result was his invention of the Stable Salt Reactor and the creation of Moltex Energy.
Registration and hosting of the webinar is via the Institute of Physics.Event page
Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series
The UK Government has recently announced a £40m investment to bring forward next generation nuclear energy technology. These “Advanced Modular Reactors” (AMRs) have the potential to unlock new applications for nuclear technology in the carbon-neutral economy of the future – going beyond grid electricity to include the supply of heat, production of Hydrogen, power to communities and industries in remote parts of the world and supporting intermittent renewable supply by storing energy.
In this series of webinars we will hear from the companies developing the technology – the three projects selected for BEIS funding and Moltex Energy who are forging ahead with first deployment in Canada.
You can register for the other webinars in this series via the Advanced Modular Reactor series registration link.