We started in 1999 as a group of physicists, chemists and engineers with the ambition to create a clean energy solution that might change the world.
Our initial goal was to develop acoustic inertial confinement fusion (ICF). Fusion produces energy by joining atoms together instead of splitting them apart. It’s the force that drives the sun and the stars, emitting heat and light as hydrogen atoms collide and fuse forming helium. There’s no risk of meltdowns, no radioactive waste, and it’s fueled by a form of hydrogen that is easily obtained from seawater.
Using our proprietary high pressure acoustic spherical resonator, we are the only organization that has achieved cavitation under extremely high static pressure. High static pressure creates more powerful cavitation bubble collapses which are capable of effecting unprecedented alterations of materials, molecules and ultimately atoms for the production of fusion energy.
Our approach was rewarded when we became the prime contractor for the Advanced Cavitation Power Technology program, a large multi-year federal contract to investigate and develop acoustic ICF as a potential power source and related technologies for both military and civilian use. In performance of this contract, we collaborated with scientific teams at Boston University, State University at Rutgers, University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics and the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory.
To progress our technology we needed to push the boundaries of science in a number of areas. We developed complex automated control systems, built advanced simulation models and developed a practical understanding of what can be made to work and how to build it. Alongside we have developed a significant intellectual property portfolio.
Following a number of requests we began to apply what we had learned to industry sectors where our technology might provide a financially viable and environmentally sound alternative to the current way of doing business. We formed Burst Energies in early 2013 to help us realize our expanded mission. Essentially our technology enables chemical-free chemistry, creating substantial market opportunities in areas as diverse as water disinfection and the synthesis of high value pharmaceutical compounds. Work on our nuclear fusion initiative continues, but given its longer term research nature we have separated it from our day to day commercial operations.