The latest on the thorium cycle as a sustainable energy source

Bangerter, Philip (2011) The latest on the thorium cycle as a sustainable energy source. In: 2011 Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice Meeting (D3SJ 2011) , 4 May 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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Prof. Bangerter is committed to the application of sustainability principles to mining projects, especially in the design aspects. Philip has recently conducted a business review for Hatch and made a non-specialist's study of the Thorium cycle looking at it from a societal view-point and judging against uranium, coal and renewable energy options. There are many claims offered by Thorium advocates which make interesting discussion points for interested lay-persons and green energy proponents alike: zero proliferation risk, low engineering risk, low environmental damage, and low-carbon benefits with base-load capability. Philip has offered to present the Thorium cycle, outline its claims to sustainability credentials and offer a critique as a starting point for discussion.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: PowerPoint presentation slides. Professor Bangerter is Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development at USQ.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - No Department
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 07:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: thorium; sustainable energy; nuclear energy; fuel; liquid flouride; electricity; monazite
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090405 Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8598 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities > 859899 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19257

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