Their MSR operates by dissolving a nuclear fuel — in this case Thorium, an abundant substance as common as lead — into molten fluoride salt. Both Thorium and Uranium are dissolved into the molten salt, creating a reaction that can generate enough energy to provide electricity to supply an entire country using minute amounts of both elements.
Though there are many competitors, each with their own type of molten salt reactor, UVU’s design offers a unique compatibility that may draw the attention of outside investors.
Millington estimates that five eight-foot-cubed MSRs could generate all of the electricity currently used by the state of Utah.
While scholars continue to research efficient and eco-friendly alternatives to energy production, UVU has officially joined the race in developing this kind of revolutionary technology.
Click on the MSR Introduction above or here to read the UVU Review article for further information.