ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

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ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby Ivy Matt » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:38 am

Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.

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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby Ivy Matt » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:38 am

ARPA-E has posted a Teaming Partner list here:

https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/TeamingPa ... 97f53f2c90

Some familiar names there, including General Fusion and LPP. Notably absent are Helion Energy and EMC2. Given Helion's participation in the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, I expected them to be there. Of course, the list isn't final, and inclusion on the list (or not) is no guarantee that an organization will (or will not) receive funding.
Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.

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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby crowberry » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:59 pm

The total amount of funds in this initiative is about 30 M USD. The initiative is of course very good, but more money available would be even better of course.


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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby Ivy Matt » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:17 pm

I see your point. A million or two would go a long way for LPP, not so much for EMC2 or Helion. Still, General Fusion applied, and I believe their funding needs are in the same ballpark as EMC2's and Helion's.
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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby mattman » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:34 pm

The list of teaming partners is interesting. I had never heard of:

http://www.far-tech.com/contact.html

http://www.eagleharbortech.com/

www.fusionpowercorporation.com

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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby mattman » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:21 pm

Hello,

I am doing a write up this. Looking for feedback. This is what I have so far:


August was historic. The government finally moved into alternative fusion. ARPA-E started a program named alpha. The budget of 30 million should fund about ten projects [13]. The FOA shows how behind the times the government is on this. From their point of view, there are only two paths to fusion power. Laser fusion makes a high density plasma, while tokomaks makes a low density plasma. They want a third, middle range, high repetition option. There are a couple of inherent biases. First, basic fusors can run for hours [XXX]. They do not run by shots - they run continuously. The polywell may give the same behavior; especially if the plasma is heated steadily [XXX]. Second, many schemes have no need for ‘drivers’ and ‘targets’ like laser fusion does. General Fusion and Tri Alpha are notable exceptions [XXXX]. But, the polywell, the dynomak, the


Working on a list of non target/driver devices. We got MAGLIF (Sandia, ?), Particle beams on target, Magnetized Target Fusion (LLE), ect...

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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby Ivy Matt » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:49 am

Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.

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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby crowberry » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:21 am


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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby crowberry » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:18 am


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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

Postby crowberry » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:48 pm

It sounds really bad that the ARPA-E program is planned to be decommissioned according to this article by Alan Boyle: .

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Re: ARPA-E to begin funding alternative fusion concepts

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