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by mvanwink5
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 202
Views: 179498

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Gathering data for proving their models, proving controls, not for 'specs'.

There have been comments about avoiding He3 because of permit delays to a project that its use would cause.

Anyone heard timeline for Helion and LM (or heard anything about LM)?
by mvanwink5
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 480
Views: 236312

Re: General Fusion in the news

We are on the fastest path to commercializing #fusionenergy – and we need help to get there. We’re looking to add nearly 100 new members to our team in the coming year. Join us on this exciting journey and apply! #cleantechjobs This is the first serious news I have seen on **building** a real proto...
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 480
Views: 236312

Re: General Fusion in the news

No one seems to be announcing demonstration machine build funding reached, and project initiation. Either investor cash has died of China Virus or performance targets have failed to have been reached. Smells like Fusion is in need of a China Virus ventilator and cure.
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 226
Views: 190217

Re: More Helion Energy news....

TriAlpha also is scrounging for revenue outside of the fusion business model. No one it seems is either reaching their performance targets needed to secure the next massive investments needed for the big machines or investors have withered on the vine due to the China Virus killing investment. The c...
by mvanwink5
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 480
Views: 236312

Re: General Fusion in the news

$100 million will no doubt get the long lead equipment ordered, engineering started, site acquired. Financing for the whole project to completion is not the way that such projects are done. At this stage of the fusion project, investors are confident of success. Demo is just that, demonstration of t...
by mvanwink5
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 480
Views: 236312

Re: General Fusion in the news

Yes, that has been around for at least a year, pictures of it first showed up on their Instagram account (Instagram of course is owned by Facebook). The issue being explored as far as I can tell is how to locate the pistons, what kind of internal grid to make to control the compression wave front, b...
by mvanwink5
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 202
Views: 179498

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2019/01/14/private-firm-will-bring-fusion-reactor-to-market-within-five-years-ceo-says/#1a8341ef1d4a Its next device, dubbed Copernicus, is designed to demonstrate an energy gain. It will involve deuterium-tritium fusion, the aim of most competitors, but a mi...
by mvanwink5
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 433
Views: 328468

Re: EMC2 news

Interview is a great find; it is 11 months since it was put on Youtube so we could be near an update. From the interview, given a year has passed, it sounds like EMC2 is near or 1 year away from having a model that will simulate a working machine that will say 'it should work' or 'it won't work.' Th...
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 49
Views: 72975

Re: Lockheed Martin news

"Skunk Works Building Bigger Fusion Reactor Jul 19, 2019 Guy Norris | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Lockheed Martin’s ambitious plans to develop a compact fusion reactor (CFR) to provide clean nuclear energy remain on track according to the company and are set to move to the next stage with the c...
by mvanwink5
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 226
Views: 190217

Re: More Helion Energy news....

It may also be a function of the ability of Helion to handle another huge project. They are right in the middle of developing, building, testing their reactor. Likely they are not pushing this other project.
by mvanwink5
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 226
Views: 190217

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Should Helion be successful with their fusion to electric project which is sufficiently funded at this point, then we could no doubt expect this application to be resurrected. There is a good chance we will see this even before commercialization as proof of principle should be enough.
by mvanwink5
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 480
Views: 236312

Re: General Fusion in the news

Hard to know. Plasma in the past was the tough hurdle and that has been crossed. Money in the private realm seems to be the tough one when it comes to 100's of millions. Helion has not exceeded 50 million total to date.
by mvanwink5
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 480
Views: 236312

Re: General Fusion in the news

I wondered why they were dragging their heals on funding their demonstrator plant. Doubts, questions. People with big money want every conceivable unknown answered first. I wonder if this device can simulate well enough the large device, but if the small device can give them what they need, well it ...
by mvanwink5
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 202
Views: 179498

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Cost. It does what they need it to do, it gives them engineering data. $200 million is nothing to sneeze at for Zero megawatts. They would not spend it unless the cat was in the bag based on Norman. Norman showed they can scale Temperature, control the plasma, achieve lifetime. Of course if you have...