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  • The typical semi-trailer truck guzzles 20,000 gallons of diesel annually and uses the same roads day after day. So switching trucks to Thorium fueled Cells from diesel, which comes from oil, could make a big dent in U.S. petroleum use. And it wouldn't require building nearly as many new fueling stations as switching America's roughly 240 million cars and light trucks to something other than oil.

  • messaaaa by messaaaa Jul 11, 2014 3:19 PM Flag

    Laser Power Systems (LPS) from Connecticut, USA, is developing a new method of automotive propulsion with one of the most dense materials known in nature: thorium. Because thorium is so dense it has the potential to produce tremendous amounts of heat. The company has been experimenting with small bits of thorium, creating a laser that heats water, produces steam and powers a mini turbine

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    Future Generation Nuclear Reactors

    by messaaaa Apr 10, 2014 12:06 PM
    messaaaa messaaaa Jul 8, 2014 11:32 AM Flag

    This past week it was reported that a Fuel Cell company in New England has recieved Two Grants to continue thier work with Thorium.. This same company has already developed a Thorium fueled car !!

  • Oncothyreon Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

    Loss from operations was $7.2 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared with $8.0 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. The decrease in loss from operations was primarily due to a $1.0 million decrease in research and development expenses for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, which was partly offset by a slight increase in general and administrative expenses.

    Net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $9.6 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $8.3 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The increase in net loss was primarily attributable to the difference in the change in the fair value of warrant liability, with $2.5 million in non-cash expense for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared with $0.3 million in non-cash expense for the prior year period. In addition, the increase in loss was also due to a slight increase in general and administrative expenses that was offset by a decrease in research and development expenses.

    As of March 31, 2014, Oncothyreon's cash, cash equivalents and investments were $64.3 million, compared to $72.6 million at December 31, 2013, a decrease of $8.3 million, or 11.4 percent. The decrease was primarily attributable to $8.0 million of cash used in operations during the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

  • Thorium: A Cheap, Clean and Safe Alternative to Uranium
    By Brian Westenhaus |

    With some concept tests thorium used as a nuclear fuel could end energy as a problem issue and shift the economy into a new growth phase. All the conversation in the media, politics and the economy could be moved to building the next centuries energy production with thorium and the various ways to use the metal as a fission power source.
    Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia at the European Organization for Nuclear Research points out the use of thorium as a cheap, clean and safe alternative to uranium in reactors may be the magic bullet we have all been hoping for. It’s an idea well worth much more attention. The math on thorium is impressive. Dr Rubbia says a metric ton of the silvery metal produces as much energy as 200 tons of uranium, or 3,500,000 ton of coal. A handful would power a major city for a week.

  • The net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $9.6 million or $0.14 per basic and diluted share as compared with a net loss of $8.3 million or $0.14 per basic and diluted share for the year earlier. The increase in net loss was primarily attributable to the difference in the change in fair value of the warrant liability with $2.5 million in non-cash expense for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared with $0.3 million in non-cash expense for the prior year period. In addition, the increase in loss was also due to a slight increase in general and administrative expenses that was offset by a decrease in R&D expenses.

    As of March 31, 2014, Oncothyreon's cash, cash equivalents and investments were $64.3 million compared to $72.6 million at December 31, 2013, a decrease of $8.3 million or 11.4%. The decrease was primarily attributable to $8.0 million of cash used in operations during the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • According to the Industrial Mineral Company of Australia (IMCOA), Chinese export quotas are projected to gradually decrease by a third from 30,200 tonnes in 2011 to 22,000 tonnes in 2016. In 2011, ROW demand exceeded Chinese exports of REE by 4,800 tonnes. By 2016, this gap is projected to widen to 34,000 tonnes indicating a need for a 2/3rds increase of ROW supply sources.

  • messaaaa messaaaa Apr 29, 2014 12:32 PM Flag

    America is back in the rare earths race! So recent media would have you believe. Problem solved, I'm not so sure.

    For the past two decades, global demand for rare earth elements has experienced an upward trend (Figure 1). This is projected to continue to grow as a result of the developing REE supply chain as more high-tech and green industry applications come into the marketplace. During this time, China has been the primary producer and refiner of rare earth elements. With China's dominance of the supply of REEs, the rest of the world (ROW) is currently dependent on Chinese exports to meet its own growing needs; however, recent behaviors have demonstrated a desire to retain more of the materials for internal consumption. According to the Industrial Mineral Company of Australia (IMCOA), Chinese export quotas are projected to gradually decrease by a third from 30,200 tonnes in 2011 to 22,000 tonnes in 2016. In 2011, ROW demand exceeded Chinese exports of REE by 4,800 tonnes. By 2016, this gap is projected to widen to 34,000 tonnes indicating a need for a 2/3rds increase of ROW supply sources.


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  • Last Chance
    U.S. Rare Earths explored nine of the total 44 claims that make up the Last Chance Project, including two major veins. These are the Last Chance, historically identified as the largest vein in the Lemhi pass area, up to 12 meters thick with a known length of 1,326 meters, and the Beaverhead vein. NI 43-101 compliant exploration in 2013 included channel sampling of 12 separate channels, two to nine meters long, located along the Last Chance vein strike; 71 samples were taken at one-meter intervals. Core drilling involved eight HQ-sized holes, of 1,004 meters total cores, showing the vein to be from two to nine meters in width. Assays of 165 data points along the Last Chance vein showed rare earth element (REE) concentrations generally consistent with historic evaluations, with concentrations as high as 11,425 grams per ton and heavy rare earths constituting approximately 30% of the deposit.

    Two existing adits with a combined total length of 405 meters intersect and follow the Last Chance vein. The company has applied for a permit to open and explore these adits this summer. Underground access to the Last Chance prospect's mineralized vein material can potentially provide up to 2500 ton of material for process development and assessment work not typically available to exploration-phase investigations

  • Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Jan 2013

    Princeling Jiang Mianheng, son of former leader Jiang Zemin, is spearheading a project for China's National Academy of Sciences with a start-up budget of $350m.

    He has already recruited 140 PhD scientists, working full-time on thorium power at the Shanghai Institute of Nuclear and Applied Physics. He will have 750 staff by 2015.

    The aim is to break free of the archaic pressurized-water reactors fueled by uranium -- originally designed for US submarines in the 1950s -- opting instead for new generation of thorium reactors that produce far less toxic waste and cannot blow their top like Fukushima.

    "China is the country to watch," said Baroness Bryony Worthington, head of the All-Parliamentary Group on Thorium Energy, who visited the Shanghai operations recently with a team from Britain's National Nuclear Laboratory.

    "They are really going for it, and have talented researchers. This could lead to a massive break-through."

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