[Close]  
Energy market research logo; 25-years of Excellence in Market Research since 1988 roundel.

Need advice? Keen to get the best deal? Call now on +44 (0)1494 771734

>

Thorium-based Reactors - A New Lease of Life for Nuclear Power Development

Thorium-based Reactors - A New Lease of Life for Nuclear Power Development

Table of Contents

Market Study
Published: January 2013
Pages: 9
Tables: For full details, please email keithw@cmsinfo.com
From: GBP 328.95  Buy Now!
Research from: GlobalData
Sector: Nuclear

Thorium-based Reactors - A New Lease of Life for Nuclear Power Development

Summary

Thorium-based reactors are expected to provide a new lease of life for nuclear power development. Abundant reserves and the unique characteristics of thorium will be prime drivers for the nuclear power industry in the years to come. Thorium technology can be a countermeasure for problems such as burgeoning power demand, anti-nuclear public concerns on nuclear safety, waste management and nuclear proliferation. Thorium-based reactors can generate a huge amount of power and produce less radioactive waste. Additionally, they are safer for operation and supposedly proliferation resistant. The research and development of thorium-based reactors has been ongoing for the last four decades in countries such as Belgium, Brazil, China, Canada, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, India, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US. Currently, China, India and the US are in the forefront for developing this technology.

Scope

- The report focuses on the latest developments related to Thorium-based reactors
- Describes the importance of Thorium-based reactors in current nuclear scenario
- Specifies the key attributes of thorium fuel

Reasons to buy

- Understanding the importance of the development of Thorium technology
- Gain insights on advantages of thorium fuel
- Facilitate decision-making based on upcoming market developments related to Thorium-based reactors

Top of Page