Advanced Reactor Gets Closer to Reality

Technology Review published an article on the traveling wave reactor.  The fuel supply available for this type of reactor estimated to be enough to last for a million years according to Terrapower.

Terrapower, a startup funded in part by Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates, is moving closer to building a new type of nuclear reactor called a traveling wave reactor that runs on an abundant form of uranium. The company sees it as a possible alternative to fusion reactors, which are also valued for their potential to produce power from a nearly inexhaustible source of fuel.

via Advanced Reactor Gets Closer to Reality  – Technology Review.

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