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by Carl White
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 44
Views: 38542

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Commonwealth Fusion Systems Check out the latest construction photos from our commercial fusion campus in Devens, Massachusetts. We’re on track to demonstrate commercially relevant net energy with SPARC in 2025. And by the end of the year, our new manufacturing facility will be completed. https://pb...
by Carl White
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: 2020 compared with 1920
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: 2020 compared with 1920

cheap access to space, if Elon Musk's Starship works out large-scale vertical farming if lower power costs through fusion or other sources are realized advances in regenerative medicine (growing new organs and tissues for people) preventative medicine (addressing the root causes of aging-related di...
by Carl White
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Apollo Fusion
Replies: 4
Views: 9927

Re: Apollo Fusion

"Astra to acquire spacecraft propulsion company Apollo Fusion" https://spacenews.com/astra-to-acquire-spacecraft-propulsion-company-apollo-fusion/ Astra is purchasing Apollo Fusion for $30 million in stock and $20 million in cash in a deal announced June 7. The deal includes an additional $95 millio...
by Carl White
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: First Light Fusion News
Replies: 12
Views: 13681

Re: First Light Fusion News

"Oxford nuclear fusion spin-out raising £400m after energy breakthrough" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/08/02/oxford-nuclear-fusion-spin-out-raising-400m-energy-breakthrough/ An Oxford start-up that claimed a major breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion is seeking £400m to fund the ...
by Carl White
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brillouin Energy Corporation
Replies: 41
Views: 30913

Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Well, I didn't expect to hear about Brillouin again, but after years of silence, they've announced a demonstration at an upcoming conference: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/582267011/brillouin-energy-demonstrates-cleantech-licensable-solid-state-fusion-boiler-technology-at-iccf24 “This technology h...
by Carl White
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Article on fusion patents of FIA members
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Article on fusion patents of FIA members

The FIA has published its annual report:

https://www.fusionindustryassociation.o ... n-industry
by Carl White
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 3911

Re: Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery

Quoting from the video (starting around the 46:30 mark): I just want to give you an update because we're, as I mentioned, building our pilot line here ... We are bringing that online this summer, it's really down to the last couple of weeks of getting the final permitting and commissioning of this a...
by Carl White
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

kurt9 wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:44 pm
Turbo pumps alone will not get you to UHV.
Can't turbomolecular pumps (TMPs; the label appears upside-down in the image) achieve 1.0e-11 torr though?
by Carl White
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Do these fusion reactors require ultra high vacuum (10-10 torr) or do they work with regular high vacuum (10-6 torr)? There was a Reuters article that provided an image with the following text appended: "Fusion energy startup Helion Energy's engineers test turbo pumps under ultra-high vacuum for th...
by Carl White
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Fusion Startup CTFusion
Replies: 13
Views: 11317

Re: New Fusion Startup CTFusion

The Dynomak appeared on the infamous "voodoo fusion" list in April. Here's a link if anyone wants to revisit it:

https://news.newenergytimes.net/2022/04 ... on-energy/
by Carl White
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sabine Hossenfelder on nuclear fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Sabine Hossenfelder on nuclear fusion

Do I read correctly that Helion's plans are based on Helium-3 fuel? I recall the renewed interest in landing on the moon might be to harvest Helium-3. Here's what Helion has stated: Helion produces helium-3 by fusing deuterium in its plasma accelerator utilizing a patented high-efficiency closed-fu...
by Carl White
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 246
Views: 227705

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Though TAE and other companies think fusion will become viable in the next decade or so, Prager thinks 20 years is a more realistic timeline to produce net electricity from fusion. “I do have a fear that after five, 10 years when these companies don't deliver, it could smear the field a little bit,...
by Carl White
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Company (Quaise Energy) plans to use fusion technology to drill for geothermal
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Re: Company (Quaise Energy) plans to use fusion technology to drill for geothermal

https://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/quaise-energy-secures-additional-12m-from-series-a-funding/ Quiase Energy has now raised a total of USD 52 million after an expansion of the initial Series A funding round. The article really doesn't say any more than that, except that they were spun out of the MIT Pla...
by Carl White
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 225
Views: 32218

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

David Kirtley's retweet: "These new switches are great! In the photo is an impedance-matching toroid for the single switch test bed. Phase 2 requires more switches!" https://twitter.com/dekirtley/status/1532943769498112000?cxt=HBwWgMCqmZGPjsYqAAAA&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email Although we...
by Carl White
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neumann Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 7540

Re: Neumann Drive

https://neumannspace.com/two-more-in-orbit-demonstration-missions/ Neumann Space secures two new in-orbit demonstration missions with Skykraft including one with CisLunar Industries in-vacuum recycled Aluminium propellant In a world first, Neumann Space intends to on-board an Al 6061 fuel rod melted...