Can nuclear option solve shipping’s emissions problem?
Core-Power aims to commercialise and mass produce Molten Salt Reactor technology for the transport and industrial sectors. Company claims its ‘atomic battery pack’ is a viable solution to help the maritime industry decarbonise ahead of IMO deadlines
The company is part of a consortium, including Bill Gates-backed TerraPower, that is bringing to market a small, modular, scalable nuclear power unit that is 95 times more efficient than conventional light water nuclear reactors, leaves minimal waste, has a lifetime fuel cycle of up to 30 years and running costs lower than marine gas oil and liquefied natural gas
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