So the next Lesson is two fold, First off better fuel, or to be precise alternative fuels!
There are _ Fuels that a Reactor can run off, starting from the "weakest"
Thorium - 2eu/t - 3 heat/t
Uranium - 15 eu/t - 20 heat/t
Plutonium - 20 eu/t - 27 heat/t
However be aware, the fun comes from the amount of heat. much more power comes from the better cells, but the lower cells make a more stable reactor.
for example using the same setup as the one I linked with my uranium setup gives us this
effectively without shut off, 1 min 30 seconds til nuclear meltdown!
but using thorium cells
so is the heat worth it? short answer yes.
a Plutonum cell lasts twice as long as a Uranium cell, so not only are you getting more EU/t but also more EU overall and less maintenance.
I will make a stable layout for a plutonium reactor shortly.
In the mean time, you will have noticed that the fuel gradually depletes to a near depleted uranium cell.
These are useless, unless you utilize a breeder reactor. the trick with breeder reactors is to make heat, but not enough to go boom.
Breeder reactor's will generate re-enriched uranium cells from depleated isotope cells. To get Depleated isotope cells, you need to combine a near depleted cell with coal dust. then a re-enriched cell with more coal dust to get a uranium cell.
that's right, at the expense of coal dust you can constantly generate fuel for your reactor.
three types of fuel? can I use 3 types at once
Yes, but it's tricky, the balancing of the heat etc is hard, but doable, the below is my "stable hybrid fuel reactor"
this uses plutonium, uranium and thorium, makes 184eu/t and 184 million eu over it's life.
more to this will be followed shortly