SOLVING THE WORLD'S ENERGY PROBLEM AND REDUCING THE EXISTING NUCLEAR WASTE
"Cheap and abundant energy is no longer a luxury: it will eventually be a necessity for maintenance of the human condition"
- Alvin Weinberg
The high temperature, low pressure, and liquid fuel of a molten salts reactor, conceived by Raymond Clare Briant and developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory under Alvin Weinberg, is seen by Copenhagen Atomics as the safest, most responsible, and cost effective way towards world energy prosperity. Thus, Copenhagen Atomics are pursuing molten salt reactors based on a Thorium fuel cycle and initiated by the incineration of existing stockpile transuranics.
Copenhagen Atomics is based on an open source model, where results and findings are shared with the thorium molten salt reactor community. Copenhagen Atomics believes that for molten salt reactors to make a significant contribution to the world's energy demand within the pressing timeframe, the community at large needs to collaborate and cooperate to achieve our common goal of clean abundant energy accessible to all.
Copenhagen Atomics has a shared long-term goal to build at least one 40' container-size molten salt reactor each day. We recognize that the technology could have a profound influence on our society. Its public acceptance is essential. Therefore we use the Copenhagen Thorium Energy Meetup, blogs, our youtube channel, conferences, and other public events to disseminate our knowledge.
The future of energy
Today one billion people uses roughly half of the world's energy consumption and 75% of the global population live in Asia and Africa. Copenhagen Atomics thinks it is highly likely that total global energy consumption in the world will continue to increase and that most of this increase will occur in Asia and Africa.
Copenhagen Atomics believe that energy is essential to have growth and prosperity. Copenhagen Atomics also believe that Asia and Africa will approach Thorium MSR energy production in a constructive manner, where pros and cons, such as the cost vs the number of deaths per unit of energy produced, are compared more directly with other alternative energy forms and growth potentials.
Copenhagen Atomics thinks that the output of all the major energy forms will grow in the future, but some more rapidly than others. Thorium MSR is one of the few new contenders which has the potential to overtake many of the currently major energy forms. Thorium MSR's can be manufactured on an assemblylines and Thorium is abundant in nature. Furthermore, Thorium MSR can avoid most of the safety problems that plage old nuclear.