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News article14 March 20181 min read

Collaboration agreement with Terrestrial Energy

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Karlsruhe has entered into collaboration for technical services with Terrestrial Energy. This is part of Terrestrial Energy’s validation and verification program for IMSR power plant design that is now underway.

The JRC will perform confirmatory studies of the IMSR® fuel and primary coolant salt-mixture. The tests will be undertaken under conditions that are compliant with quality assurance protocols of nuclear codes and standards, as is required to advance a nuclear power plant design through the regulatory process.

About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of advanced reactor power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology. This technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality. IMSR® power plants will provide clean, convenient, dispatchable and cost-competitive heat for many industrial applications, including electric power provision and heat for industrial processes, such as chemical synthesis and desalination. They extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. IMSR® power plants promise to transform industrial competitiveness, energy security, and drive economic growth. Their deployment can realize rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated Molten Salt Reactor technology, Terrestrial Energy plans to bring IMSR® power plants to markets in the 2020s.


Publication date
14 March 2018