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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Could Thorium solve the world's energy problems?

Could Thorium solve the world's energy problems?

Nuclear technologist Kirk Sorensen has spent much of his career researching the potential of thorium fission reactors. Sorensen has recently founded a company, Flibe energy, which is dedicated to developing small, portable thorium power plants. In an interview with Sander Olson (exclusively for Nextbigfuture.com), Sorensen discusses why he believes that thorium could be used to meet all of the earth's future energy needs, and how thorium reactors could eventually produce electricity for a penny per kilowatt hour.

Kirk Sorensen indicates that he is confident to have sufficient funding to have a prototype thorium reactor by 2016.
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