In this episode, we discuss...

  • Ian’s background in biology and personal evolution through the nuclear industry

  • Economic challenges within the industry

  • A deep dive into molten salt fuel and its chemical makeup including uranium chloride 

  • The efficiency of uranium oxide versus uranium metal

  • Why heat can be stored at a large scale while electricity cannot

  • Why molten salt reactors are safer and thus cheaper when it comes to materials and construction

  • The life cycle of molten salt reactors 

  • Why fast reactors aren’t sustainable 

  • How testing in a non-radioactive environment speeds up the time to fuel qualification 

  • The pros and cons of different nuclear regulators 

  • Challenges with funding between the government and investors  

  • Ian’s outlook on nuclear’s future and solving its two key problems of cost and energy storage

Ian Scott

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Moltex Energy

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