Small Tri Alpha news blurp

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Michl Binderbauer writes in a blog post dated January 6, 2020 an overview of the achievements of TAE Technologies over the past years and about the coming ten years. https://tae.com/the-future-looks-bright/

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Corey S. Powell has written the article The Road Less Traveled to Fusion Energy - This privateer is developing a way to power the world with water and borax published on June 3, 2020. The article is a long interview with Michl Binderbauer.
TAE is currently real-estate shopping in Orange County, with the goal of breaking ground this year and beginning test runs in 2023. Copernicus should be powerful enough to ignite deuterium-tritium fusion, but that is not its job; its real purpose is to scout out those unknown regions of high-temperature physics. If TAE’s take on the field-reversed reactor design keeps delivering as expected, then Binderbauer will go all-in on his biggest bet of all: a “two-ish-billion-dollar” proton-boron fusion reactor called Da Vinci. At last, it should hit the magic 3 billion degrees, keep a proton-boron fuel stable, and produce a healthy output of fusion energy.

Da Vinci is intended to mark TAE’s transition from fusion prototypes to commercial fusion energy. It will not be powering anyone’s home, but it will be designed with electricity generation and mass production in mind. From then on, TAE will be relying heavily on companies like General Electric that have deep experience in designing and constructing power plants. “More important than the money is the industrial-scale support,” Binderbauer says. “You’re not building just one machine. You’re thinking about all the next machines, and they should be built by the industrial sector, not by TAE.
http://nautil.us/issue/86/energy/the-ro ... ion-energy

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