Galileo Galilei turned his telescope to the stars and discovered, contrary to the belief at the time, that the sun was the center of the solar system, not the earth. His response is recorded in his 1610 treatise The Starry Messenger…”I went from doubt to astonishment.”

As we began to learn about the potential for molten salt reactor technology to change the world, we too at Natura have gone FROM DOUBT TO ASTONISHMENT.


NEXT Lab featured on front page of Abilene Reporter-News

Natura Resources & NEXT Lab featured in latest issue of ACU Today

Texas universities advance reliable nuclear energy

Energy and electricity topics are dominating conversations in Texas after residents spent a week battling a major winter storm. Abilene Christian University, along with two other Texas universities, is at the forefront of nuclear technology to address problems plaguing traditional energy sources – including unpredictable weather.

Robison Excelsior Foundation pledges over $3 million in funding for ACU’s NEXT Lab

Abilene Christian University’s NEXT Lab, or Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory, is working on new technology that could potentially change the world. Chemistry, engineering, physics and computer science students at ACU have formed a team to tackle medical problems faced by many people around the world.

Cockrell School Joins Multi-University Partnership to Design New Nuclear Research Reactor

The University of Texas at Austin is part of a consortium of four universities designing a new nuclear research reactor to advance research in clean energy. The consortium of universities is partnering with Natura Resources on a $30.5 million effort to design and license the facility that will be located at and owned by Abilene Christian University.

Texas A&M Engineering Plays Key Role In Research Reactor Development – Texas A&M Today

Texas A&M University College of Engineering researchers will play a key role in a consortium sponsored by Natura Resources, LLC to build an advanced research reactor in the state of Texas. The $30.5 million effort to design and license a research reactor is a collaboration with three other universities: Abilene Christian University, Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Texas at Austin.

Georgia Tech to Participate in $30.5 Million Research Collaboration

The Georgia Institute of Technology will be one of four schools participating in the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Research Alliance- NEXTRA-which is being led by Abilene Christian University and Natura Resources LLC. The conosortium’s goal is to “design, license and commission the first university-based molten salt research reactor, which ACU will host and own.”