Scientists of the Reactor Physics Group at Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, Grenoble, France, together with Sylvain David have made important contributions to Molten Salt Reactor technology during this decade. They are among the most important and far reaching energy thinkers in the world, yet outside of the narrow circle found in the Energy from Thorium Discussion Forum, their work is almost unknown in the United States. I am posting "Molten Salt Reactors and Possible Scenarios for Future Nuclear Power Deployment as a means of further enhancing the intellectual legitimacy of the Energy from Thorium approach to climate change mitigation, and to further enhance American Awareness of the work of the LPSC on Molten Salt technology. LPSC researchers use the term Thorium Molten Salt Reactor. This term might be considered the European equivalent of the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR).
I have referred to the work of the Reactor Physics Group in other posts, but I want to make their very important work on the world wide deployment of post-carbon nuclear power. What follows is a brief summery of the RPG model for world Wide Nuclear Deployment.