May 29, 2011

Fission Alternatives for the Near Future

Popular Mechanics:

"today, in labs and at nuclear facilities, engineers are developing advanced fission technologies that could bridge the gap to fusion, and could also turn into important power sources in their own right."

Four alternative fission power generators, ready or near-ready for deployment. These four mitigate potential dangers revealed by the recent nuclear accident in Japan by using different fuels and newer containment technologies.

The Traveling Wave Reactor is particularly interesting for its technology as well as its list of early investors. Vinod Khosla is a well-known venture capitalist in the green tech space.