Kirk Sorensen Updates His Molten Salt Reactor Company

Kirk Sorensen has been a leader in promoting thorium energy, molten salt nuclear reactors and the liquid fluoride thorium reactor. Kirk formed the company Flibe Energy back in 2011. Nextbigfuture spoke with Kirk frequently when Kirk blogged at Energy from Thorium.

Kirk presented his latest update on work towards a Molten Salt Reactor. A molten salt and thorium reactors would be far more compact than current nuclear reactors and some designs would achieve almost no nuclear waste. Kirk design would be a higher temperature which would enable about 45% energy efficiency in conversion to electricity instead of about 35% efficiency with current nuclear reactors. Smaller and vastly safer reactors would also enable easy usage of the heat for productive uses.

SOURCES- Gordon McDowell, Flibe Energy
Written By Brian Wang,