[ExI] Could Thorium solve our energy problem?
jonkc at bellsouth.net
Sat Jul 10 02:50:03 UTC 2010
On Jul 9, 2010, at 9:59 PM, Brent Neal wrote:
>> That 4.3 million figure is just plain nuts.
> Undoubtedly. But I'm willing to bet, based on oil (the example Max gave earlier) and other mineral resources, that the actual number for energy-return-feasibly recoverable thorium is less than 10x that number.
You say reserves could be 10 times your original figure, that's better but its still ridiculously too small and I'd say the same if you made it 100 times larger; but even if we use your new figure about availability and then correct for your vast underestimate of the amount of energy inherent in Thorium we find that the total amount of energy that element could supply is 10,000 times larger than your original estimate.
John K Clark
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