13 ADVANCED NUCLEAR | DEVELOPER FLIBE ENERGY, INC. Flibe Energy was founded in 2011 to design and develop the Liquid-Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR, pronounced "lifter"). LFTR is a modern incarnation of the Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the 1960s and 70s.The LFTR design pursues maximum fuel efficiency, minimum waste streams, gas turbine power conversion, and co-product generation. LFTR technology has steadily progressed since then and was examined in a 2015 study funded by the Electric Power Research Institute. The company also has an office in Richland, Washington. Location: Huntsville, AL Founded: 2011 Principal/CEO: Kirk Sorensen Major Investors: Private Technology Class: Molten salt reactor Reactor Type: Liquid fuel/coolant, fluoride salts, thermal spectrum, graphite moderator, thorium/U-233 fuel cycle Power Output (MWe/MWT): 275 MWe / 600 MWt Federal Engagement: DOE, NRC Preferred Point of Contact: Kurt Harris / kurt.harris@flibe-energy.com / 435-535-1414 flibe-energy.com