Advanced Reactor Gets Closer to RealityJuly 27, 2011
Kevin Bullis provides a solid update on TerraPower’s progress, highlighting the design advancements that make the reactor more practical and efficient. The article follows the 2009 article, “10 Emerging Technologies - TR10: Traveling-Wave Reactor.”
Author: Kevin BullisVisit Website »
Source: MIT Technology Review
Good News About Small Modular ReactorsJuly 11, 2011
Prominent blogger Dan Yurman examines the effect of the U.S. regulatory climate on small modular reactor designs. He mentions that, due to these barriers, TerraPower and others may be taking their technology abroad.
Author: Dan YurmanVisit Website »
Source: The Energy Collective
Futuristic U.S. Power Reactor May be Developed OverseasJune 23, 2011
A detailed update on TerraPower and the TWR. A discussion on the technology’s possible development overseas reflects on a mention of TerraPower by Jon Huntsman in January.
Author: Peter BehrVisit Website »
Source: New York Times/ClimateWire
GPS: Nathan Myhrvold on NuclearJune 04, 2011
Starting at time code 25:45, Nathan Myhrvold discusses nuclear energy with Fareed Zakaria, mentioning TerraPower’s plans to create a safer, cleaner nuclear plant. He also chats about the United States’ position as an innovator with growing competition.
Source: Global Public SquareVisit Website »
Gates: ‘Cute’ Tech Won’t Solve Planet’s Energy WoesMay 03, 2011
Bill Gates speaks extensively about TerraPower’s potential and his confidence in nuclear energy at the WIRED Business Conference. He emphasizes that nuclear power will be a key element in any future energy plan.
Author: Dave MosherVisit Website »
Source: WIRED Blog, Epicenter
Power SurgeApril 20, 2011
Focusing on the latest and greatest energy innovations, this NOVA special includes Intellectual Ventures’ Nathan Myhrvold speaking on nuclear power and TerraPower amongst other innovations, from artificial trees to green reboots of familiar technologies like coal.
Source: NOVAVisit Website »
Nuclear Industry Thrives in the U.S., but for ExportMarch 30, 2011
Due to the regulatory climate and the demand for base load power, the U.S. nuclear industry focuses on manufacturing parts for foreign reactors, rather than exploring new nuclear designs like the TWR. In fact, many of these new designs are being exported to other countries where the need is greater.
Author: Matthew WaldVisit Website »
Source: New York Times
The Prospect for Safe Nuclear Power: Building a Better ReactorMarch 24, 2011
For Businessweek’s cover story, Peter Coy examines six of the current Generation IV nuclear reactor designs, including TerraPower’s TWR as one with potential for increased safety.
Author: Peter CoyVisit Website »
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Meltdown-or-Not, Future for Nuclear Seen in Diminutive ReactorsMarch 22, 2011
A segment of a Bloomberg Markets cover story, small nuclear reactors are discussed in light of future energy options. The TWR is included as design with potential for offsetting the need for clean base load power.
Author: John Lippert & Jeremy van LoonVisit Website »
Source: Bloomberg Markets
Troubled Japan Plant’s Technology is Like a Model T Compared to TerraPower’s Next-Gen Nuclear SystemMarch 16, 2011
Xcomony reacts to TerraPower’s response to the crisis in Japan on the IV Insights blog, calling it “sensitive to the remarkably precarious situation in Japan” and “making a pretty forceful case that TerraPower’s technology is of no real comparison.”
Author: Curt WoodwardVisit Website »
Source: Xconomy Seattle
A Window into the Nuclear FutureFebruary 28, 2011
TerraPower and the TWR were profiled by the Wall Street Journal, including comments from Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates, and a new graphic detailing how the TP-1 works.
Author: Robert GuthVisit Website »
Source: Wall Street Journal
U.S. and Chinese Companies Deepen Ties on the Eve of Obama-Hu SummitJanuary 19, 2011
U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman discusses business and economic ties between the two countries, mentioning the possibility of TerraPower going to China.
Author: Joel Kirkland and Peter BehrVisit Website »
Source: New York Times
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