Category Archives: Thorium

The electric car. Is it good or bad Karma?


The electric car. Is it good or bad Karma? Boy are we advancing in leaps and bounds: Here is the Roberts electric car, built 1896. It gets 40 miles to the charge. 116 years later, how far have we come in battery development? Most electricity is produced by burning coal. Much peak electricity is produced […]

Nuclear Power. Why we chose Uranium over Thorium and ended up in this mess. Time to clean up.


I was born in Sweden, on the beautiful west coast where fishing was a way of life, the sunsets magnificent in the summer and the sailing around the skerries and in the fjords could never be forgotten. On the West Coast is also the second largest Swedish city, Gothenburg, home of the famous Chalmers’ Technical […]

Eleven more reasons to switch to Thorium as Nuclear fuel.


Eleven more reasons to switch to Thorium as Nuclear fuel. The first eleven are found in a previous blog entry. http://lenbilen.com/2012/02/15/eleven-reasons-to-switch-to-thorium-based-nuclear-power-generation/ I am following the events at Fukushima Nuclear Power plants with great interest. How ironic that the greatest risk is with the spent fuel, not with the inability to shut down the working units. […]

Eleven reasons to switch to Thorium based Nuclear Power generation


Eleven reasons to switch to Thorium based Nuclear Power generation. 1. Cheap and unlimited raw material. There is enough Thorium around for many millennia, and not only that, it is a byproduct of mining heavy metals and rare earth metals The price is the cost of refining it, about $40/Kg. 2. 0.01% waste products compared […]

Nuclear power and earthquakes. How to make it safer and better.


Nuclear power and earthquakes. How to make it safe. The earthquake that hit Japan on March 11 caused enough damage to at least 11 of Japan’s 55 nuclear reactors that they will have to be repaired before power production can resume. Three reactors are so badly damaged that they are releasing short term radioactive gases. […]

Energy from Thorium. Save 500 Million from the Budget now!


Here is an idea on how to save money that comes from the Thorium community on how to save more than 500 million dollars in the federal budget and energy, scientific and medical benefits as a bonus.(1) The situation: The Department of Energy has 1400 Kg Uranium-233 stored at Oak Ridge National Lab. They are […]