Seaborg Technologies of Copenhagen is developing an advanced thorium-based molten salt reactor (MSR) and has received a grant from the public funding agency Innovation Fund Denmark, a move that marks the first Danish investment into nuclear fission research since a 1985 ban on nuclear energy. The decision to fund the reactor, known as the Seaborg CUBE-100 (short for Compact Used Fuel BurnEr), is the beginning of the first Danish venture into the development of novel fission reactor concepts, Seaborg said. NucNet editor-in-chief David Dalton spoke to Seaborg’s co-founders about the significance of the funding, the next steps on the road to commercialisation, and how attitudes towards nuclear in traditionally anti-nuclear Denmark are changing.

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Published: 21 April 2017