Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby hanelyp » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:27 am

When making a bold science announcement it can pay to do it the right way. Done in a paper describing the method and basis of the conclusion, as a peer reviewed publication should require, buys a lot more margin to keep a reputation if it turns out wrong. Or you could make a fast report like a glory hound, and be rightly criticized when you can't back up the claim.
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby mvanwink5 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:07 am

There are so many that would want to know the results, just off the top of my head those current and potential investors in the company needed to fund the commercialization phase, investors in solar and wind, public policy makers etc, etc. When a breakthrough technology is making the break with $ trillions effected down stream, this is not just an announcement.

I must point out that this is not some first time, one off machine with no prior results, this is a massive, longtime research effort with so many papers published and prototypes. So, results of C-2W won't take a huge vetting process. This is not the cold fusion story.

Moreover, this is the story of the diesel electric locomotive being dropped into an existing steam locomotive railroad system in the sense that the tracks, the technology and commercial infrastructure surrounding it are in place. Roll out will be as quick as amortization of old plants or retrofitting allows.

I am sitting on my hands waiting.... :lol: :roll:
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby paperburn1 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:13 pm

Your right about one thing. who ever get the brass ring first will rule the roost for decades even if the other ways are viable and cheaper.
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby mvanwink5 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:50 pm

'First plasma' on new reactor prototype!!
https://trialphaenergy.com/wp-content/u ... a-in-World’s-Most-Advanced-Plasma-Generator.pdf
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – July 10, 2017 -- Tri Alpha Energy (TAE), the world’s largest private fusion company, has achieved first plasma on its newest generator, Norman, formerly known as C-2W and now named after the company’s late co-founder, Dr. Norman Rostoker.
The $100MM plasma generator, the fifth in a series of devices built over the last 20 years, will continue validation of the company’s underlying technology and enable commercialization efforts toward delivering utility-scale fusion energy. With Norman now operational, the company will continue to move quickly down its developmental path, expanding temperature ranges and sustaining plasma for longer periods towards perfecting the essential operating characteristics required to sustain fusion reactions. Over the coming months, the company will be accelerating Norman’s levels of performance to further validate the fundamental confinement requirements that will ultimately be necessary for commercial operations.
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Maui » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:06 pm

Sweet! 8)

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Skipjack » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:36 pm

No word about them trying break even but lets hope they will reach that milestone with this test device.

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby mvanwink5 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:20 am

Over the coming months, the company will be accelerating Norman’s levels of performance to further validate the fundamental confinement requirements that will ultimately be necessary for commercial operations.


No, they are working to validate basics for commercial, in "coming months," not years. Big investment $ only takes place when risk has been inversely reduced. C-2U was the make or break machine, this is icing the cake albeit a bit pricey icing that took 12 months.

Maybe we will hear results in fall conferences? Probably too optimistic...

No idea when pB11 conditions attempt is planned, or if this machine can be upgraded to achiever those conditions.

Heard anything from Helion?
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Skipjack » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:18 am

mvanwink5 wrote:Heard anything from Helion?

Helion is keeping quiet. As I said, they purposely want to avoid too much publicity at this point in time.

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby mvanwink5 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Tri Alpha no longer has any tweets on their Twitter account. This was just after giving information out via an article on the target plasma temperature for their new reactor named 'Norman'. I have no idea what happened. Perhaps investors wanted greater secrecy.
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Skipjack » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:04 pm

mvanwink5 wrote:Tri Alpha no longer has any tweets on their Twitter account. This was just after giving information out via an article on the target plasma temperature for their new reactor named 'Norman'. I have no idea what happened. Perhaps investors wanted greater secrecy.

They had longer stretches without tweets before. I would not interpret too much into it. Maybe the guy who runs the account is taking a summer vacation.

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby mvanwink5 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:17 pm

Actually all tweets have been scrubbed, account reinitialized to zero tweets.
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby paperburn1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:36 am

mvanwink5 wrote:Actually all tweets have been scrubbed, account reinitialized to zero tweets.



Hmm the race might really be on, the only reason to close the doors is your leaving the party OR things just got real interesting. 8)
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby mvanwink5 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:47 pm

I think it has to do with either getting or having gotten financing.
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Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Postby Skipjack » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:04 pm

mvanwink5 wrote:Actually all tweets have been scrubbed, account reinitialized to zero tweets.

I can still see all their tweets.


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