The podcast, which is presented in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, proposes 39 ways of relieving the stress that climate change is exerting on the planet.
Moltex founder and chief scientist Ian Scott appears in the September 3 episode ‘New Nuclear’, explaining how the company’s innovative molten salt reactors, which produce clean, reliable, low-cost energy, can play a significant role in global emissions reductions.
“Moltex exists for the purpose of solving climate change, and we believe the only way of succeeding is by making clean energy less expensive than fossil fuels,” said Ian Scott.
“This is what led us to molten salt reactors, which are smaller, simpler and safer than conventional nuclear reactors, and therefore much less expensive to build and operate.”
Moltex has a project to demonstrate its technology in New Brunswick, Canada.
In 2018, the company was selected by NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick from among 90 nuclear vendors to develop its reactor in the region, with the goal of deploying a first-of-a-kind unit next to NB Power’s existing CANDU 6 reactor.
Recently, Moltex received over $50 million from the Government of Canada to continue its research and development. The company has also received financial support from the UK and US governments, research partners and private investors.
The market for Moltex reactors is large and growing as energy demand around the world increases.
If successful in rolling out reactors on a large scale, Moltex will indeed help save the planet.