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by mvanwink5
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era

It seems that until Polywell finishes with their simulations there is no larger support. All the other projects have sizable $ support. Even LPP has hardware $. It has been so long since I have heard of where EMC2 is on getting the simulation results needed, I have forgotten. 2019? 2020? 2021? I don...
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86890

Re: General Fusion in the news

Maybe the one line claim in their presentation is not meant to be an announcement of their demonstration plant, nevertheless, it serves as an announcement as it is unqualified and a huge claim.

So, yes, maybe in their upcoming presentation they will give some details.
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86890

Re: General Fusion in the news

Without a site, building is tough...unless we are loose with the term 'building,' in which case I am building a moon base, just not on the moon and I have only put one 1"x1" piece of wood in place. I would hope that GF is not engaging in loose terms. At a minimum, building should mean a si...
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86890

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion's claim: "The only company building demonstration plant to confirm capability to produce electricity from fusion" "building" a demonstration plant. That is rather unambiguous. I know of no timeline details for the project, funding, location, but it looks like they ...
by mvanwink5
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81543

Re: EMC2 news

It looks like it is finally happening. Yes, fossil growth will be slowed, but it won't stop, at least right away. These plants have a long life and the world capital expenditure will be hard pressed to replace them as price pressure on fossil makes them cheap to operate. I like the prospect of space...
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 202
Views: 62507

Re: More Helion Energy news....

2018 is Helion's target for completing their net fusion device, leading presumably testing in 2019. Not much time remaining in 2018 to finish construction so it must be close. None of these guys ever gives enough detail to know what 'completion' means. They talk like O&M people, or worse like El...
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81543

Re: EMC2 news

I am actually happy, yet surprised, to hear that progress has been made through simulation. I had imagined that simulation was outside of practicality. If what is being said is the case and that WB-8 data and WB-mini agree with the simulation then it would seem that financing should be obtainable. A...
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81543

Re: EMC2 news

Rob,
This is a high number of high energy neutron producing reactor so replacement reactor becomes maintenance. Further, the tritium cycle and radioactivity also ups the cost. This is an entry level cost. I would expect future reactor would shoot for Boron.

It is all talk without money.
by mvanwink5
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81543

Re: EMC2 news

My incredulity is taxed to wondering if we don't have agents in our military. I find it astounding that the Navy has not picked this up... or LM. It is beyond stupid.
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2889

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

It is all talking about old news with no real updates, no data, results. NBF is rehashing an old story. New date means nothing.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2889

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Like I said, a rehash. No announcement... Like 'breakthrough Fusion' splashed in the news. Just a new publication of old stuff.

'Did' vs 'Could' vs 'Wished We Did'.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2889

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

I believe these are proposed prototypes, not built and tested prototypes. I think this is old news to keep the project interest up.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2889

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Found the quote... How did I miss that?
It seems Lockheed has a real prototype??? Am I reading that right? No big announcement?
by mvanwink5
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2889

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Earlier LM presentations addressed the limited lifetime of compact military use. The plan was a drop in power unit that could be refurbished. Gas turbine engines also have cycle lifetimes and are high maintenance. Utility power units would be built differently. But Polywell is a poorly funded (if th...
by mvanwink5
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 44788

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

There are massive magnets and power requirements to run them that would also be useless. A huge mothball effort.

A great monument to Gruberment idiocy and bloat.

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