This Thorium Powered Car Runs Over 100yrs On 8 Grams Of Fuel!

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How does never having to fill your car with gas again sound?By simply replacing your engine with a system that runs on thorium, one of the densest materials known to man, you’ll only need to refuel once a century. OK, it’s not simple at all, but the part about only needing a fill every hundred years is legit.

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Connecticut’s Laser Power Systems has a thorium-powered auto propulsion method in the works.Due to the mineral’s density, it can produce a lot of heat, which, with the help of a laser, can turn water to steam and power a mini turbine.

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According to the company’s CEO, 1 gram of thorium can provide more energy than approximately 74 hundred gallons of gas.Prototypes are weighing in at around 500 pounds, making them viable for use in conventional automobiles.

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Some of the great things about switching from fossil fuels to thorium are that it’s plentiful — there’s as much of it in the earth as there is lead – and it’s safe.

Other than perfecting the system, a big hurdle that needs to be determined is how to best mine it, as there’s never been a demand for thorium before.

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