Day by day the world is heading towards a cleaner and greener future. One of the most power rich clean energy sources is nuclear power. However nuclear power produces nuclear waste that needs to be stored to protect us and the environment from harm for thousands of years until it becomes safe.
We asked ourselves, what if we could recycle that into something good?
Globally there are 34 million m3 of nuclear waste that costs over $100 billion to manage and dispose of. A lot of this waste is graphite that is used as a moderator and reflector in a nuclear reactor that increases its efficiency. This has in itself become radioactive over the years of being exposed to radiation. This waste is categorised as one of the higher risk radioactive waste by most nations. Thus, it is one of the most expensive and problematic waste to store. Radioactive graphite contains C-14, a beta-ray emitting carbon radioisotope that turns into harmless nitrogen, anti-neutrino and more importantly an energetic electron.
At NDB we said to ourselves, what if we could harness that energy?
Since both graphite and diamond are made of carbon, one could make a radioactive C-14 diamond from radioactive C-14 graphite. This way the energetic electrons released from the radioactive decay could scatter and deposit energy to the diamond to generate a shower of electrons as much as 3,600 electrons on average and up to 11,400 electrons in its track. In another word, it generates electricity on its own. What this means is that we can make a battery that ‘bleeds’ electricity from recycled waste. Saving a tremendous amount of taxpayers’ money since we no longer need to store nuclear waste. Best of all, because of its extremely long half-life of 5,700 years, it is in effect, a battery that does not run out or need replacing. In addition, because it is coated with a non-radioactive diamond that prevents radiation leaks as well as it being the hardest substance on Earth. It is extremely safe and tamperproof with no moving parts. It is a clean and green energy solution and when fully used it will turn into harmless by-products. Effectively self-disposing nuclear waste.
NDB plans to go further by making the battery as pure as possible to increase the device output by purifying the C-14 using our CDPME1 purification process. As the purer the C-14 is the purer and more powerful the battery will be. The purified C-14 is then processed using plasma enhanced techniques such as Chemical Vapour Deposition, a technique used to make computer chips and other nano devices by growing materials atomically layer by layer. Metal sputtering will also be used to make a new type of battery we call the NDB, short for Nuclear Diamond Battery.
NDB is a new type of battery that goes against natural instinct. It is a battery that does not run out and its application is in almost anything that uses a battery. Electric vehicle, mobile phones, drone and even watches. Not only that NDB is an improvement over solar panel in that it doesn't need the sun to generate electricity and if used to power houses any excess electricity could be sold to the grid. NDB plans to install NDB onto electric vehicles to use as a mobile power source that will allow consumers to sell electricity to the grid that will help cope with the ever increasing national electricity demand.
But that's not all, because NDB does not need to be replaced it is ideal for applications that are hard to reach or best left alone like pacemakers. Another use of NDB in hard to reach places is to power space electronics such as those onboard a rocket. By installing NDB onto a spacecraft it could support its electrical needs such as powering its cockpit, assisting its launch into the upper atmosphere. During this period NDB could be used to power communications as well as console controls and any other auxiliary electrical needs. Once it is no longer needed by the rocket, the NDB could then be used to power satellites and space stations. It could even be used as a disaster relief aid such as for survivor identification drones and radiation monitoring systems post nuclear disaster.
So what are the risks?
It is an emerging technology so there are some specialised technical challenges that need to be addressed. Fortunately, NDB’s technical team has multiple diamond nanotechnologists with the right expertise to bring NDB to life.
There are three main milestones, proof of concept where we show that NDB works. Scaling that will increase the device output into a commercially useful specification that will then allow us to open a factory to mass produce it creating jobs and wealth. The mass produced products will come in many forms such as AA, LR44 and other specifications since NDB could take any shape.
The mass-produced NDB could then be sold both B2B to technology companies and B2C through retailers. By doing so we are planning to enter the vast 162 billion US dollar battery market with our ground breaking technology which gives our company the EV/EBITDA valuation of around 10 billion US dollars pre-IPO.
So how could you join the battery revolution?
You can either buy our shares, starting as low as 4 dollars or become a donor.
To summarise, NDB is a clean and green battery technology made of recycled nuclear waste that does not run out and has applications in almost anything that requires a battery with significant benefits to both society and environment, both financially and ecologically.