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An Aluminium Fuel Cell - Why Is Government Blocking It?

Ex-Navy Nuclear Engineer Trevor Jackson has developed a highly energy dense aluminium fuel cell. Why will the government not support bringing it to market?

Metalectrique fuel cell

Today UK Column Live interviews Trevor Jackson, owner of Metalectrique, which has developed an aluminium fuel cell which has many applications from cars to homes, and also with many applications in the third world.

Despite ticking all the boxes of the government's environmental policy, Metalectrique is apparently receiving no support.

 

 

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Really informative. Sorry I missed the last 3 mins due to audio intereference. To my mind this

really shows that what they say and what they do are unrelated.  Could it be that if Trevor

suceeds as I'm sure he will that someone will lose big bucks.

 

 

This is another technology that has been ignored from 1960s.

 

Goodbye Uranium, Hello Thorium.

 

How does a molten salt reactor work? Basically, the fuel, thorium and subsequently, uranium-233 is dissolved in a high temperature molten fluoride salt. The unique feature of this type of reactor is that the reactor fuel is also a coolant. Within the core, the flowing fuel salt is heated to a temperature of 700 degrees celcius, which subsequently results in it flowing to a primary heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to a separate coolant, which then circulates to a secondary heat exchanger. The fuel-molten salt mixture meanwhile circulates back to the core of the reactor. The secondary heat exchanger transfers the heat to a facility which transforms the heat into electrical energy.

Why is Thorium Molten Salt reactor considered safe? The first safety aspect has to do with the fact that fuel is dissolved in a molten salt. Unlike the stationary fuel-containing core in conventional nuclear reactors, temperature increase can lead to fluid expansion and expulsion of the fuel from the core, which reduces its reactivity. Secondly, molten salt reactors operate at high temperature and low pressures. Its ability to operate at low pressure (1 atmospheric pressure) eliminates the risk of a pressure-mediated explosion.

In light of the Japanese disaster, a crucial question is how safe would such a reactor be in the event of a worst-case scenario, say a tsunami which knocks out the power generators in the plant? One safety feature is the use of freeze valves as elucidated by Uri Gat and colleague H.L. Dodds from the University of Tennessee. A cool stream of air can be provided by a fan, which cools the liquid below its melting point, which creates a frozen plug. When the plant generators are knocked out and the fan stops working and is unable to keep the plug in a frozen state, it will start melting and the fluid can be directed to passively cooled storage tanks. The valve may in some cases be melted by the fluid, and it can also directed to the storage tanks.

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good interview as posted audio interference at the end.

From Richard D. Hall - RICHPLANET.NET

Do you know how much energy is required to make aluminium. Aluminium
"fuel" does not come free. They have to build huge coal fired power
stations to porduce the electricity to make aluminium.

i live in a cold place with an electric 4x4 car for the local council or something.i dont think it likes proper -20 cold.how would an aluminium cell fare?

hydro power country too with a few people with a few quid left

i have been trying to look at the grand scale of things.what butterfly effects does it have taking oil out of the middle east in regards to speeding up earthquake freqency.does it relieve the tension?

maybe we want our power source from off planet

do hydropower and uranium mining and power stations have a knock on effect geologically-actually minutely effecting the spin of the earth?does the searl engine extract energy of one polarity from it's environment?would this be a form of pollution on a large scale?was the great pyramid of giza a free energy machine that got smote?

maybe my head is full of nonsense.they certainly didnt teach geology at school.i'm gonna read some jayant narlikar

A brilliant exposure of the necessity to watch what they do, not listen to what they say.

I'm speaking of course of our mendacious politicians & their duplicitous controllers,the central banksters & their multinational corporate cronies.

These guys have way too much invested in the oil industry to allow any new technology to break through.

You will be butting your head against many more brick walls, I fear, Trevor.

If you can organise a public shares offering, I will invest a few quid, hopefully alongside many others.

Thank you Brian for this most important program.

Best regards,

John Doran.