A newly formed group will host a public meeting in Laramie this weekend to discuss a possible new energy source. The Wyoming LFTR Energy Alliance will hold the meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, to discuss the development, manufacture and deployment of the liquid fluoride thorium reactor, or LFTR.

The meeting will take place in Wesley Hall on the first floor of First United Methodist Church at 1215 East Gibbon Street, with the parking lot south of Harney Street. A second public meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 25.

According to a release, the Alliance founders, Dave Earnshaw and David Copeland, say the new energy source will deal effectively with global climate change. They say it would benefit Wyoming both commercially and economically. The Alliance believes conventional nuclear power is viable for large-scale power generation and as a source of process heat. They say LFTR is perceived as unsafe and expensive.

The meeting will include discussion of LFTR technology and conventional power reactors to explain LFTR’s advantages and answer any questions. Later public meetings will be held throughout Wyoming.

For more information about LFTR technology, visit the Wyoming LFTR Energy Alliance website at www.wyominglftrenergy.org, or call Dave Earnshaw at 307-742-2522.