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Douglass Robison, Founder and President of Natura Resources, LLC, Featured Panelist at Private Screening of Oliver Stone's Film "Nuclear Now."

Douglass Robison, Founder and President of Natura Resources, LLC, Featured Panelist at Private Screening of Oliver Stone’s Film “Nuclear Now.”

In the thought-provoking documentary NUCLEAR NOW, iconic director Oliver Stone explores the possibility for the global community to overcome challenges like climate change, ensure our continued survival, and reach a brighter future through the power of nuclear energy. In the film, director Stone explores Climate Change: the existential crisis and challenge of our time. Stone passionately presents the possibility of meeting the challenge through the power of nuclear energy.

 

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Oil veteran switches gears to focus on advanced nuclear

Oil veteran switches gears to focus on advanced nuclear

In 2017, [Douglass Robison] heard a presentation from Rusty Towell, professor of engineering and physics at Abilene Christian University on research he was doing on a new type of nuclear reactor – a molten salt-fueled reactor.  He committed $3.2 million from his foundation and in 2020 announced $30.5 million in sponsored research, establishing the Natura Resources Research Alliance consisting of ACU, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin and Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

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ACU TODAY - NEWSMAKERS

ACU TODAY – NEWSMAKERS

For the fifth year in a row the student experience at ACU, in and out of the classroom, was ranked as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in the categories of Study Abroad, Learning Communities, Service Learning, First-Year Experience and Senior Capstone. ACU is again the highest-ranking university in Texas in these benchmarks related to student success.

 

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Veteran oilman Doug Robison turns attention to nuclear energy

When veteran oilman Doug Robison retired from his company, ExL Petroleum, and relocated to Abilene, he thought he was finished with the energy world.

He thought wrong.

In 2017, he heard a presentation from Rusty Towell, professor of engineering and physics at Abilene Christian University on research he was doing on a new type of nuclear reactor – a molten salt-fueled reactor. The presentation fit in with Robison’s experience serving on then-Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas Energy Planning Council formed in 2004.

 

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Bringing Advanced Nuclear to the Energy State

7/8/2021 – In the last two decades, hydraulic fracturing has revolutionized the oil and gas industry, not just in Texas but domestically and internationally. That technological change brought energy independence to the U.S. New ways of doing things change everything.

 

Today, advanced nuclear technology is shattering paradigms in a similar way, and Texas energy stands to benefit from another revolution…

 

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Texas A&M Engineering Plays Key Role in Research Reactor Development

Texas A&M Engineering Plays Key Role in Research Reactor Development

8/10/2020 – 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…

 

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Texas Universities Advance Reliable Nuclear Energy

Texas Universities Advance Reliable Nuclear Energy

3/1/2021 – 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…

 

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Georgia Tech to Participate in $30.5 Million Research Collaboration

Georgia Tech to Participate in $30.5 Million Research Collaboration

8/10/2021 – The Georgia Institute of Technology will be one of four schools participating in the Natura Resources Research Alliance which is being led by Abilene Christian University and Natura Resources, LLC. The consortium’s goal is to “design, license and commission the first university-based molten salt research reactor, which ACU will host and own.”…

 

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