Charles Barton is among only a handful of Bloggers that regularly blog and enlighten the nuclear energy advocates and the rest of the lay persons who are fortunate enough to find their postings.
What’s behind this idea is that the Thorium Molten Salt Reactor can go in numerous directions and has many applications.
The fact that the LFTR design is not written in stone allows for speculation and Charles makes an important point about how Thorium Molten Salt Reactor designs amazing potential to produce energy can be downsized in a way that would extend the life of the reactor itself and provide a way to launch a fourth generation reactor much sooner by using existing materials which is partly inspired by David Leblanc’s design.
Just when so many people in high places are saying generation IV is not reachable for 10 or 20 years Charles Barton suggests we could start this much sooner. And unlike a lot of the Nuclear Energy advocates who see the energy solution as mostly nuclear this idea introduces how the Big Lots Reactor concept would work in tandem with other renewable energy providers such as wind and solar or as what’s called “load following” which up till Charles came along was depending on Natural Gas as the leading fuel replacement when the we have no windy days.