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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:35 pm
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This is very good news!16 Dec General Fusion Closes $65M of Series E Financing
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Funding Enables the Company’s Fusion Demonstration Plant
VANCOUVER, Canada – General Fusion announced that it has successfully closed USD$65 million of Series E equity financing. The financing was led by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore.
This USD$65 million of new financing, together with the release of CAD$50 million in additional investment from Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, enables the Company to formally launch the program to design, construct, and subsequently operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant. This prototype facility is intended to confirm the performance of General Fusion’s magnetized target fusion technology in a power plant relevant environment. Pursuit of this next important step toward commercially viable fusion energy reflects the growing global collaboration between public and private stakeholders in this transformative technology. General Fusion has attracted more than USD$200 million in funding to develop its practical approach to fusion energy.
https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ab74a2Stable compression of a spherical tokamak plasma
An analysis of toroidal plasma compression by a collapsing flux conserver reveals linearly stable scenarios of operation to high compression ratios. The resistive and ideal MHD stability is calculated in full toroidal geometry using the asymptotic matching method in realistic conditions. A time dependent MHD simulation of the compression is conducted to confirm the conservation principles used to calculate the equilibrium states for the analysis. The near edge current profile, controlled by toroidal field ramping during compression, is shown to be critical to stability due to coupling between poloidal components of the least stable mode. Two cases with slight differences in edge current are examined, one with a stable corridor to high compression and one without.