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by crowberry
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Fusion Industry Association
Replies: 1
Views: 197

The Fusion Industry Association

The Fusion Industry Association is an international coalition of companies working to electrify the world with fusion - the unparalleled power of the stars. They launched their website on the 9th of November 2018 with this text: https://www.fusionindustryassociation.org/blog/fusion-industry-associa...
by crowberry
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

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

The article mentions that there is an investment company solely devoted to fusion, which is quite interesting. The idea of having investment companies like that was discussed last year at the ARPA-E ALPHA annual review meeting, so possibly there will be more similar efforts in the near future. https...
by crowberry
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 447
Views: 91115

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion hast posted the following on Twitter and Instagram: harrydoughty1040Can you tell us a bit more about it? The porcupine quills on this design look a lot different than other photos that I have seen. generalfusion@harrydoughty1040 this is a lab-scale testing device, so it uses jets of c...
by crowberry
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 447
Views: 91115

Re: General Fusion in the news

According to your post mvanwink5, a bit more than a year ago, General Fusion announced then that they have started the planning work for the demonstration plant and that they will make the site decision in 2018. So maybe we will hear something about this before the end the year? http://www.talk-poly...
by crowberry
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Strong Atomics
Replies: 0
Views: 779

Strong Atomics

Strong Atomics is an investment company focussing on fusion. I guess we will see more of this kind of activity in the next few years.

https://strong-atomics.com/
by crowberry
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

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

Peter Dunn has written the article Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era , which is a nice overview of what is going on with the fusion companies. There is small errors in the fusion time line and the General Fusion drawing is outdated, but th...
by crowberry
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 376
Views: 88518

Re: EMC2 news

... Clearly, the full scale reactor would require some serious funding. I am surprised that it would be so much more expensive than some of the competing reactor concepts. The full scale reactor is quoted at 700 M$ for a 500 MWe power plant. which gives a cost of 1,4 $ / We, which is not expensive ...
by crowberry
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 376
Views: 88518

Re: EMC2 news

Skipjack wrote:Some of the units in that PDF look odd?

Which units do you think are odd?
by crowberry
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 376
Views: 88518

Re: EMC2 news

The last line on slide 17 of Parks ENN talk reads:
Simulation almost ready for e-beam driven potential well and dynamics equilibrium for advanced fuels
So the question of running a Polywell on advanced fuels is still open.
by crowberry
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 7
Views: 4323

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

In his article In search of clean energy, investments in nuclear-fusion startups are heating up Akshat Rathi claims that in part, CFS is funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures led by a group of billionaires, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson. https://qz.co...
by crowberry
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 376
Views: 88518

Re: EMC2 news

The Symposium on Compact Fusion Technologies was hosted by the ENN Group, which is an energy company and one of China's largest private companies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENN_Group . The address http://www.ennresearch.com currently redirects to another page that gives an error message in chines...
by crowberry
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 447
Views: 91115

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion has published two recent talks on their home page. Results for the explosive compression test PCS 16 is published in Laberges talk. There is again a steady progress compared to the best previous result PCS 14. The demonstration plant under planning will be run on deuterium when they t...
by crowberry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 47868

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Here is one of the many TAE Technologies abstracs at the 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics conference: Abstract: PP11.00080 : Overview of C-2W Field-Reversed Configuration Experimental Program TAE Technologies’ research is devoted to producing high temperature, stable, long-l...
by crowberry
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 447
Views: 91115

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion has published a new paper. It is paywalled unless you have access through a university or research institute. Magnetized Target Fusion with a Spherical Tokamak Abstract With good confinement and relatively high beta (up to 40%), the spherical tokamak could be a suitable magnetized tar...

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