MIT claim they will build the SPARC

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MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Postby Munchausen » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:23 am


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Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Postby Carl White » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:27 am

“By putting the magnet development up front, we think that this gives you a really solid answer in three years,”

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Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Postby Skipjack » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:31 pm

I am glad they finally got funding for this. Interestingly it looks like their schedule is less aggressive than that of Tokamak Energy.

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Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Postby crowberry » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:41 pm

This is quite interesting for several reasons. Commonwealth Fusion Systems https://www.cfs.energy/ got their initial funding from one investor. The 50 MUSD investment is quite large for alternative fusion. The investor Eni is one of the largest energy companies in the world. This might have a positive effect in general on the funding of alternative fusion.

Here are the press releases from MIT and Eni:
MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power
http://news.mit.edu/2018/mit-newly-formed-company-launch-novel-approach-fusion-power-0309

MIT Energy Initiative founding member Eni announces support for key research through MIT Laboratory for Innovation in Fusion Technologies.
http://news.mit.edu/2018/new-era-fusion-research-mit-eni-0309

[3Q: Zach Hartwig on MIT's big push on fusion
http://news.mit.edu/2018/3q-zach-hartwig-mit-big-push-fusion-0309

Eni joins MIT and CFS to advanced fusion energy
https://www.eni.com/en_IT/media/2018/03/eni-joins-mit-and-cfs-to-advanced-fusion-energy

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Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Postby Tom Ligon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:08 pm

This should be fun to watch.

If nothing else, the magnets will benefit several fusion efforts, Polywell included.


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