Kirk Sorensen’s Corner

 

Kirk Sorensen’s Corner

Kirk Sorensen is founder of Flibe Energy and is an advocate for nuclear energy based on thorium and liquid-fluoride fuels. For five years he has authored the blog “Energy from Thorium” and helped grow an online community of thousands who support a renewed effort to develop thorium as an energy source. He is a 1999 graduate of Georgia Tech in aerospace engineering and is also a graduate student in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee. He has spoken publicly on thorium at the Manchester International Forum in 2009, at NASA’s Green Energy Forum in 2008, and in several TechTalks at Google. He has been featured in Wired magazine, Machine Design magazine, the Economist, the UK Guardian and Telegraph newspapers, and on Russia Today.

He also taught nuclear engineering at Tennessee Technological University as a guest lecturer. He is active in nonprofit advocacy organizations such as the Thorium Energy Alliance and the International Thorium Energy Organization. He is married and has four small children.

The Mythology of the Thorium Car, Thorium Plasma Batteries, and More!

From time to time there are conspiracy theorist and opportunist that try to attach the incredible to the credible. If not addressed the incredible can detract from a very credible message and from a very credible technology. Recently, there has been a lot of conjecture of the possibil
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Strengths of the State of Ohio in developing LFTR Technology

Ohio has many testing facilities that could be used in developing a LFTR Reactor:   Ohio is home to two Nuclear power plants. Davis Besse and Perry Nuclear Power Plant. Perry Nuclear power plant was suspended into the construction of its second unit and could serve as a perfect s
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Who Killed the Electric Car? The Public! and Possibly the Navy!

Who Killed the Electric Car? The Public! and Possibly the Navy!  And why LFTR is Wind and Solar’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy Commentary by Jon Morrow Let me preface this commentary by saying, Last night I drove a  friend’s Tesla model S and it is an extremely cool car. A f
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A Promising Treatment / Cure for Cancer and HIV: Destroyed?

    Commentary by Jon Morrow Cancer and HIV are some of the most important health problems of our day and they are of growing importance. The treatments available today, even though often effective, cannot permanently cure the majority of cancers. This is typically true for
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Can We All Just Get Along?

Students celebrate winning Oberlin’s annual Dorm Energy Competition Photographer: College Relations   Commentary by Jon Morrow The world is filled with hate and if you cannot be respectful of other peoples views you can help foster more hatred and anger. This is especially
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Could Thorium Energy Prevent China’s Aluminum Dominance?

Aluminum Although there is a very high worldwide demand for aluminum, as will be seen below, the American aluminum industry is hamstrung in its goal of meeting this demand by a series of outsized costs, including the cost of building a new plant; regulatory costs; and energy costs.  P
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Man-Made Climate Change: On Purpose????

  Commentary by Jon Morrow I have recently been working with a fairly famous science fiction writer, and have been pressing him to include thorium based MSRs (Molten Salt Reactors) in his next movie or television production. Hopefully this would raise the profile of thorium based
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The Zumwalt and the Rail Gun: The Energy Hungry Navy

The Zumwalt-class destroyers are a class of United States Navy Destroyers, designed as multi-mission ships with a focus on land attack.  The class is multi-role and designed for surface warfare, anti-aircraft, and naval fire support. They take the place of battleships in filling the f
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The Closed Loop Brayton Cycle at Sandia National Laboratory

This article is pertinent to how many experts envision a LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) producing electricity without the use of water. Excerpted from an article by Principle Investigator Steven Wright In most respects, carbon dioxide is an energy problem. The gas is mixed to
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