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    Is there any calculation other than Sorenson et al on efficiency of LFTR? Why is everyone so keen on believing his website?

    The eta factor from Indian FBTR is a measured quantity. What has been measured and established (at a realistic prototype scale) for the LFTR?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpreet View Post
    An alternative starting procedure is use of a simple proton beam source (ADS) and there is a small scale research on ADS in india and england.
    It is not small. Look up CAT, Indore. There is collaboration with Fermilab in USA on ADS.

    The european project is more advanced - they are building a demonstrator project in Belgium.
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    India's experimental Thorium Fuel Cycle Nuclear Reactor [NDTV Report]

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    Thorium Energy Alliance produced this very short video to help the general public understand the basic operation of the Liquid Flouride Thorium Reactor (Molten Salt Reactor). It covers the main areas of operation of a Thorium Based Power Plant - Join Us!: thoriumenergyalliance.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al-Okullah View Post
    Is there any calculation other than Sorenson et al on efficiency of LFTR? Why is everyone so keen on believing his website?

    The eta factor from Indian FBTR is a measured quantity. What has been measured and established (at a realistic prototype scale) for the LFTR?
    Sorensen is basing the calculations on the Oak Ridge reactor that went critical and was later shut down in the 60's. This still does not change the fact that the technology is promising and India should also invest in its Research or at least partner with other entities.

    We are spending 20 billion dollars on solar energy this decade, which is absolute rubbish as solar technology is still 15 years from reaching the efficiency levels that will beat coal from a cost perspective. The only positive about it is that we would have some base infrastructure in place to scale up later if the costs come down.

    Even if 5 out of that 20 billion was diverted to LFTR research, we may be able to reap much richer benefits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al-Okullah View Post
    Is there any calculation other than Sorenson et al on efficiency of LFTR? Why is everyone so keen on believing his website?

    The eta factor from Indian FBTR is a measured quantity. What has been measured and established (at a realistic prototype scale) for the LFTR?
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    India will start Thorium-based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor(AHWR,300-MWe) project

    India will start Thorium-based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor(AHWR,300-MWe) project in next 18 months

    Chennai, Feb. 21:

    Tapping its abundant thorium reserves, the Government has decided to commence the construction of 300-MW thorium-based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor in the next 18 months, a senior official said on Tuesday.

    “Under the third stage of nuclear programme based on thorium utilisation, a reactor of 300 MW will be constructed in a year and a half from now..,” Kalpakkam-based Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Director, Mr S.C. Chetal, told reporters here.

    “The work for that will commence in the next Five-Year Plan,” he said on the sidelines of a function.

    According to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the currently known thorium reserves in India amount to 3,58,000 GWe-yr of electrical energy and can “easily meet the energy requirements during the next century and beyond.”

    Mr Chetal said, a technology to separate uranium from thorium was being developed by BARC in the third phase of its nuclear programme.

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    India was also having collaboration with France and the US.


    “We will have reactors at different parts of the country... at Jaitapur in Maharashtra with the help of the French (1,650 MW) and with US, sites are being identified and target for nuclear energy is 20,000 MW. Today we have 4,780 MW,” he said.

    Asked whether States were keen to set up nuclear power facilities, he replied in the affirmative.

    “In fact, the rush is much from various States which are not able to fulfil (energy) requirements.

    For example, we have potential sites at Hisar in Haryana and sites in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. We have demand from every State.”

    A large part of construction of India's first Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam had been completed. .

    “As of last month, 81.5 per cent of the construction is over,” Mr Prabhat Kumar, Project Director, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd, said.
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