Are thorium reactors the future of nuclear power?

We may hear a lot more about thorium in the future.
Derya Ozdemir

Have you ever heard of thorium reactors? Some believe they can help us develop a more affordable and safer future for nuclear power. They could, in fact, represent the future of green energy.

Let's be real — many people are afraid of nuclear power. However, it's also considered to be one of our better options for a reliable, carbon-free future by many experts. Molten salt reactors (MSRs) that employ thorium as a fuel, in addition to small modular reactors, are regarded as cheaper, cleaner, and safer alternatives to typical reactors fueled with highly radioactive elements and can benefit nuclear energy expansion.