A message from Tom Blees, the president of The Science Council for Global Initiatives
This past year has been exciting and productive for SCGI. As we enter 2013 there are three countries looking seriously at building PRISM reactors, at least one of which is expected to make that decision next year. Since the PRISM (the reactor portion of an Integral Fast Reactor) is designed to be mass-produced in modules, once the first one is up and running it will take little time to put a supply chain in place and begin to deploy them in large numbers. The leaders of utility companies in both the USA and elsewhere have told me, "We'll buy the second one!" Now it looks like, at long last, somebody is going to be willing to build the first.
This year we also discovered two individuals, working independently yet coincidentally only a few hours from each other in Minnesota and Iowa, who seem to have worked out elegant solutions to zero-emission vehicles. Both of them will be joining SCGI soon, and we look forward to introducing our readers and supporters to their technologies and their progress toward commercialization.
We're also expecting to see the new AC plasma torches being built, tested, and prepared for manufacture in 2013. These torches will allow the global deployment of plasma converter technology to solve the pressing problem of waste disposal and enable comprehensive recycling without any reliance on human behavior (no more sorting your trash).
In early October of this year, SCGI sponsored its first international conference, with nine countries represented. The focus was on cooperation to build and deploy fast reactors, which have the capability to provide all the clean energy humanity requires with sufficient fuel already out of the ground to power the planet for hundreds of years. The white paper that was published after the conference has already generated considerable interest and attention around the world (it can be downloaded here). Please consider sharing it with friends and colleagues.
SCGI is proud to be on the cutting edge of technologies that hold the promise of an environmentally-benign future of energy abundance for all people. We thank all of you for your encouragement and support, especially those whose generous contributions make it possible for us to continue our work for the benefit of all mankind. We hope you'll consider supporting SCGI financially, for it is only through the donations of those who share our vision that we are able to continue this work. As the tax year comes to an end, please consider sending a tax-deductible donation, no matter how small, to SCGI, and join with us to implement actual solutions to some of the world's most difficult challenges.
Happy holidays to all, and may next year be an exciting one for all of us.
President, The Science Council for Global Initiatives
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