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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:59 pm


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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:55 pm

Helion has updated their website. Lots of interesting new information there!
http://www.helionenergy.com/

Like I suspected from info released previously, they have now switched to a Tritium suppressed and He3 boosted DD fusion cycle, which is extremely exciting!
Go check it out!

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby crowberry » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:03 pm

Yes, they have a new website design, presumably to attract more funding. The most interesting part is this diagram:
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It is a bit sparse on details though. Maybe they plan to run first on D-D and then collect the T and He3 for later injection into the reactor? They claim Q=8 for the reactor with an estimated price of electricity of less than $0.04/kWhr.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:11 pm


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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:15 pm

I am quite positively surprised by their switch to DD/He3 from DT. To me that indicates that their latest research has caused them to be more optimistic about the performance of their future reactors.
That is good news.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby mvanwink5 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:19 pm

Truck sized engine is a bit smaller than 28 meters. So, it would look like they are more optimistic... good news indeed. The race is heating up!
Near term, cheap, dark horse fusion hits the air waves, GF - TED, LM - Announcement. The race is on.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby djolds1 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:58 pm

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Skipjack » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:30 pm

Well, they will produce their own Helium3 from fusing Deuterium. D+D produces Helium3 in one branch and Tritium, which also decays into Helium3, in a second branch.

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby djolds1 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:47 pm

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Re: More Helion Energy news....

Postby Ivy Matt » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.


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