Sunday, December 28, 2014

Re-fuel Every 100 Years With the New Thorium Car

Pretty cool!   Old story, NEW to me........

This car literally outlives its driver - being able to run on only 8 grams of fuel for 100 years.

By: Amanda Froelich,

If you haven’t yet been amazed by the hybrid car that runs on air or the water-powered engine, this vehicle is sure to make you think twice about the alternative forms of transportation which will one day rule the road.
The new Thorium car, created by a company called Laser Power Systems, is completely emission-free, turbine-free, and is electricity generated. It’s one of the new sustainable-powered engines to show just how unnecessary modern day propulsion engines are and also offer an exciting alternative.
Fueled by nuclear thorium lasers, this engine only needs 8 grams of fuels every 100 years. Charles Stevens, the CEO and chairman of the Connecticut-based company, claims that one gram of thorium yields the energy of 7,500 gallons of gasoline.  Harnessed by heating the energy from an external source, the energy becomes so dense the molecules produce heat. A vehicle that needs refilling once a lifetime.

1 comment:

xtron said...

The thorium reactor at oak ridge was shut down for one could not be used to manufacture bombs. even the waste, which is much, much less than a uranium/plutonium reactor, is difficult to turn into even a dirty bomb.

the power plant for the car requires an external heating do you suppose that would be??? the writer dosen't telly you, but if you guessed "a hydrocarbon fueled flame" you would probably be in the ball park.