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by crowberry
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 178
Views: 59683

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I agree that for conventional equipment 110 m is not that large. But controlling a plasma is a rather different thing. The length of the FRC will be significantly scaled up in the planned machines. Naively one could think that there could be additional complications in controlling a very long FRC, b...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 178
Views: 59683

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Also interesting that their target for initial plants is mega cities in developing countries as it seems they think it won’t be as cost competitive with other alternatives in the developed world. Also fission is being considered as an option in African and other countries. http://www.world-nuclear-...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 178
Views: 59683

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

A modern coal fired plant has pulverizers, primary air fans, forced and induced draft fans, SCR's, SO2 scrubbers with limestone pulverizers pumps etc., precipitators, a coal field, stacker/ reclaimer coal handling systems, boiler which can be 200 ft tall, not to mention the 500 foot tall stacks to ...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 454
Views: 104544

Re: General Fusion in the news

It could also be that they are cautious by targeting a goal that they confidently can meet. If everything works out fine, then it might be possible to push the limit towards higher values of the triple product.
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 178
Views: 59683

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

The scale of the TAE Technologies devices is becoming impressive. Norman is about 30 m long, Copernicus is planned to be more than 45 m long and the power plant plan is for a device almost 110 m long. These are linear devices and that gives of course a lot ot benefits, but they will still be rather ...
by crowberry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 178
Views: 59683

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I thought it was interesting that they have a panel of experts that come in and do peer review every 6 months and report the results to the board. I wonder if the other fusion projects do a similar thing. When EMC2 was funded by the Navy then they had regular reviews by an external panel. Two of th...
by crowberry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 454
Views: 104544

Re: General Fusion in the news

Michel Laberge from GF gave the talk General Fusion at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Fusion Power Associates.
http://firefusionpower.org/FPA18_Gen_Fusion_Laberge_web.pdf
by crowberry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 93
Views: 41676

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Jonathan Carling from Tokamak Energy gave the talk Strategies and Expectations for the 2020s at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Fusion Power Associates.
http://firefusionpower.org/FPA18_Tok_Energy_CARLING.pdf
by crowberry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 178
Views: 59683

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Michl Binderbauer from TAE Technologies gave the talk Progress and Next Steps at TAE at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Fusion Power Associates.
http://firefusionpower.org/FPA18_TAE_Binderbauer.pdf
by crowberry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 8
Views: 6322

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Bob Mumgaard from CFS gave the talk SPARC and the high-field path to commercial fusion energy at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Fusion Power Associates. It is a detailed description of what CFS aims to do.
http://firefusionpower.org/Mumgaard_CFS_rev1.pdf
by crowberry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Agenda of Fusion Power Associates annual meeting 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 4038

Re: Agenda of Fusion Power Associates annual meeting 2018

The slides of the talks from the 2018 meeting are available at http://firefusionpower.org/fpa_annual_meet.html.
by crowberry
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 93
Views: 41676

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Total funds raised for fusion venture Tokamak Energy exceeds £50M

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/total-funds-raised-for-fusion-venture-tokamak-energy-exceeds-50m/
by crowberry
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 454
Views: 104544

Re: General Fusion in the news

The GF concept is quite nice in that they are already considering a full power plant configuration, while most of the others are mainly focusing on the fusion core. It will be interesting to follow how their fund raising goes. They need a lot of money, but they show steady nice progress, so I guess ...

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