General Fusion in the news

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crowberry
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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby crowberry » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:43 pm

The GF concept is quite nice in that they are already considering a full power plant configuration, while most of the others are mainly focusing on the fusion core. It will be interesting to follow how their fund raising goes. They need a lot of money, but they show steady nice progress, so I guess it should not be too hard. In the latest GF Newsletter it is said that the project will run for 5 1/2 years. It was launched in 2017 so that gives a time line until 2022 or 2023.

The Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting was held last week. It will be interesting to see if the GF presentation contains some new details or if it is the same as the US-Japan CT presentation,

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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby mvanwink5 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:15 pm

I can't see what else GF has to share as they basically have all the pieces. What they need is a device large enough to flesh out the engineering details for the commercial machine and prove it.

The only thing left is money to do it? No one else that I know of is in that position. On the other hand, there may be some internal argument about the size of machine needed to flesh out the engineering details vs risk. So that may be the hold up and they might have the money commitment right now. Or they may be trying to get more Gruberment cash. The smaller the engineering machine is the quicker the build, the faster to the end design, the lower the project cost.

I dunno which it is.
Near term, cheap, dark horse fusion hits the air waves, GF - TED, LM - Announcement. The race is on.

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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby crowberry » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Michel Laberge from GF gave the talk General Fusion at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Fusion Power Associates.
http://firefusionpower.org/FPA18_Gen_Fusion_Laberge_web.pdf

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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby Skipjack » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:11 am

Looks like they still have ways to go. Next prototype will only be 10% of Lawson.

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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby crowberry » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:02 pm

It could also be that they are cautious by targeting a goal that they confidently can meet. If everything works out fine, then it might be possible to push the limit towards higher values of the triple product.

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Re: General Fusion in the news

Postby paperburn1 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:31 am

I am not a nuclear physicist, but play one on the internet.


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