There’s a new technology going around the block that works based on the newly discovered Thorium component. In case you didn’t know already, Thorium is a weakly radioactive metallic chemical element that can actually revolutionize the world as we know it. How? By working as fuel for the new prototype referred to as the Thorium car.
This Thorium car is insane, to say the least, because, in theory, it would actually be able to run well over 100 years with just 8 grams of Thorium in its system.
The 8 grams would be easy to come by too, all that we really need is to find a way to stop it from radiating everywhere and it’d be easy picking for most anyone.
Since it has a density of 11.7 grams per cubic meter it is actually incredibly powerful, to the point where it can actually power up as much as 28,000 liters of oil with just one gram in its bag. That’s well over 20 million times more energy than coal.
The company that we need to thank for this incredible discovery is Laser Power Systems as they were the first to consider using Thorium as a viable fuel source. They hope that they will be able to market it to the world by the end of 2030.