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Thorium Reactor could cost 30-50% Less (Cost Effective & Grid Interfacing)

No pressure vessel required

Liquid fuel requires no expensive fuel fabrication and qualification

Smaller power conversion system

          - Uses higher pressure (2050 psi)

No steam generators required

Factory built-modular construction

      - Scalable:  100 KW to multi GW

Smaller containment building needed

          - Steam vs. fluids

Simpler operation

          - No operational control rods

          - No re-fueling shut down

          - Significantly lower maintenance

          - Significantly smaller staff

Significantly lower capital costs

Lower regulatory burden

No grid interfacing costs:

      - Inherent load-following

      - No power line additions/alterations

      - Minimum line losses

      - Plant sized by location/needs

Plant Size Comparison: Steam (top) vs. CO2 (bottom) for a 1000 MWe plant

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