Tri Alpha Energy uses a simplified form of high temperature fusion that uses boron and hydrogen as fuel. The fusion products are broken up into three helium-4 nuclei and three alpha particles, a process that produces little or no radioactive waste. Tri Alpha's reactor can theoretically create electricity directly with no turbine required, increasing efficiency while reducing size and construction costs. Tri Alpha's concept is so appealing that famed Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, has invested millions of dollars in this Rancho Santa Margarita based company.
If simplified hot fusion technology and Low Energy Nuclear Reaction does not work as hoped, the world has alternative number three in the form of molten salt fission nuclear reactors. While less desirable than LENR and simplified hot fusion technology, we know that molten salt reactors work because they have already been built and tested during the 1950s through 1970s. Molten salt reactors are inherently safer and simpler than light water nuclear reactors, and they are cheaper to build and maintain. Molten salt reactors can run on uranium or on plutonium fuel salvaged from old nuclear warheads. They can also be used to breed new uranium-233 fuel from the Earth's inexhaustible supply of low cost thorium. A Canadian company called Terrestrial Energy has a plan to start producing simple molten salt uranium based reactors and gradually transition over time to more advanced thorium molten salt reactors. Molten salt thorium reactors produce very little long term nuclear waste and are meltdown proof because the fuel is designed to be melted down right from the very beginning. A new British company, Moltex, has similar plans. See the thorium reactor YouTube movie.
the nuclear technologies described on this website have the potential
to produce low cost reliable energy twenty-four hours a day, three
hundred and sixty-five days a year. Reliability, high energy
density, and low cost are essential qualities for any authentic
replacement for fossil fuels, and they are qualities that biofuels,
windmills, and solar schemes can never give us. Please see my main website with overview of all major energy sources, The Renewable Energy Disaster. Also please watch the free YouTube videos, The Global Biofuel Disaster, Windmills Kill Birds, and Climate Hysteria.