Dalton Nuclear Institute to work with Terrestrial Energy Inc.

Terrestrial Energy Inc. announced today that it will work with the University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute to begin construction and licensing for the Integral Motlen Salt Reactor in early 2017.

"We welcome the opportunity to work with Terrestrial Energy and look forward to helping them take forward this promising molten salt reactor technology," University of Manchester Professor Tim Abram said.

The Integral Molten Salt Reactor is an innovative nuclear reactor system that promises better performance than earlier generation technology in terms of safety, waste, proliferation and cost, where it will be able to compete with fossil fuels like coal. It will be suited to small and medium markets, including communities and industrial facilities, providing them with carbon-free power.

"We are exceedingly pleased to be working with the Dalton Nuclear Institute and adding a European dimension to what is already an international project involving complementary work by universities and national laboratories,” Terrestrial Energy Chief Executive Simon Irish said. “We are continuing with our plans for international research, development and commercialization."

Terrestrial’s working relationship with the Dalton Nuclear Institute is the latest in a list that includes America’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Texas, the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the University of Waterloo.

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