Moltex Energy is a privately-held British company set up to solve the world's most pressing challenge: safe and economical clean energy.

We are nuclear company like no other. Harnessing a major scientific breakthrough and the latest technology, we are developing radically better nuclear reactors to safely, cleanly and economically power the planet in the 21st century.
We are based in the UK but actively collaborate with experts, companies and institutions from around the world. Dozens of nuclear experts worldwide have reviewed our breakthrough Stable Salt Reactors and have found no flaws. In July 2015 independent consultancy Energy Process Developments released its assessment of six Molten Salt Reactors (MSR), which found our Stable Salt Reactors the most promising MSR technology for the UK. We have already secured broad-sweeping international patents for Stable Salt Reactors and are moving towards the demonstration stage.

We hope you share our vision for a healthy, prosperous and energy-abundant planet.

The Team

Ian Scott
Dr Ian Scott
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Ian went to Cambridge University to study nuclear physics, but was seduced during his first year by the excitement of the biological sciences and made his career in that field. He became Chief Scientist for Unilever plc before leaving to start an entrepreneurial drug discovery company. In 2012 he became bemused by how nuclear energy had gone from being "too cheap to meter" to too expensive to afford and determined to try to remedy that flaw. The result was his invention of the Stable Salt Reactor and the creation of Moltex Energy.
John Durham
John Durham
Co-Founder and Chairman

An active philanthropic environmentalist, John has been focused on innovative ways of influencing UK policy to tackle climate change since his retirement from the software industry in 2005. He co-founded the Weinberg Foundation with Bryony Worthington and through the Foundation met Ian Scott. He saw the enormous potential of the Stable Salt Reactor and formed a partnership with Ian, Moltex Energy LLP, to help bring this potentially world saving technology off paper and into reality.
Stephen Haighton
Stephen Haighton
Chief Executive Officer

Stephen’s initial career was as an Army Officer but after beginning civilian life as company secretary he quickly moved into a sales leadership career in enterprise technology, including hardware for IBM and Stratus, telecommunications for AT&T and Energis and software for Graham Technology, Chordiant and Pegasystems. Stephen has significant experience establishing and growing businesses and teams as Sales/Marketing Director and as Managing Director, delivering results that produce outstanding growth whilst at the same time leading high impact business change.
Rory O'Sullivan
Rory O’Sullivan BA BAI CEng MIMechE
Chief Operating Officer

Rory obtained a 1st class honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin having also studied Mechanical Design Engineering at l’INSA de Lyon in France. Before Moltex he was an award winning project manager at the Bouygues group running £50m+ projects. Rory cofounded Energy Process Developments Ltd to develop advanced nuclear, where he led a government funded feasibility study on the development of a prototype Molten Salt Reactor. Rory has sat on the MSR advisory committee to the International Atomic Energy Agency and was recently named as a Standout in the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list for his work with Molten Salt Reactors.

Scientific Advisory Panel



The Stable Salt Reactor concept and design has benefited immensely from critical and constructive input from dozens of the worlds leading scientists in the field. Several of these have been kind enough to agree to help Moltex Energy as members of our Advisory Panel.
Tim Abram
Westinghouse Professor of Nuclear Fuel technology, University of Manchester 

Derek Fray
FRS, FR Eng, Director of Research, Cambridge University

Paul Madden
FRS, Provost Queens College Oxford 

Paul Littler
Nuclear Technical Director, Atkins Ltd 

Nial Greeves
Head of Nuclear, Fraser-Nash Consultancy
Frans Boydon
Former Superintending Nuclear Inspector, Office of
Nuclear

Tony Roulston

Former MD Rolls Royce Nuclear 

Mark Higson
Former CEO Office for Nuclear Development, DECC 

Norman Harrison
Director Nuclear Liabilities Fund, Former CEO UKAEA