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by Carl White
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 34
Views: 32106

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

Some additional information: https://www.wbur.org/news/2021/12/02/massachusetts-fusion-power They're into construction of the first building (image at the linked website). Commonwealth Fusion predicts it will have the world’s first net-energy fusion device by 2025 and is already building a factory i...
by Carl White
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 551
Views: 275396

Re: General Fusion in the news

Adding to what mvanwink5 posted: General Fusion announced today it is closing an oversubscribed $130 million (USD) Series E funding round filled by a new syndicate of global investors. This financing, led by Temasek, significantly expands the company’s portfolio of institutional, sovereign, family o...
by Carl White
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 53
Views: 2429

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

https://twitter.com/dekirtley/status/14 ... 1736636421
These joists were a particular challenge given global supply issues.
Makes me wonder what other supply challenges they are facing and how it will affect the schedule.
by Carl White
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device

Skipjack wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:25 am
Didn't EAST do that for over 100 seconds already?
Yep. It exceeded 160 million degrees Celsius for 20 seconds too.
by Carl White
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device
Replies: 3
Views: 296

KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device

Recent news:

"Fusion research tokamak sets new record of 30 seconds in super-hot plasma"

30 seconds at 100 million degrees.

https://www.ajudaily.com/view/20211122133636438
by Carl White
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 53
Views: 2429

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

From what I read, Helion should have direct contact with Musk through a prominent investor. Solar would be perfect to supply startup power for Helion's Mars infrastructure machine, which could afford to be assembled. Still if a working machine could be fitted in a Starship Mars transport then a des...
by Carl White
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More popular buzz about Fusion startups in the New York Times
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: More popular buzz about Fusion startups in the New York Times

I'll add this in here instead of creating a new topic, since it's along the same lines.

"The chase for fusion energy"

https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586 ... index.html
by Carl White
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 53
Views: 2429

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Hopefully this is watching history in the making!
by Carl White
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery

They have a power cell as shown in this video, although it's not clear to me whether it's a mockup or functional: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZyG7bL5rOA&t=46s&ab_channel=ClickOnDetroit%7CLocal4%7CWDIV Another claim: Under Department of Defense (DoD) test protocols, a LytCell™ prototype design h...
by Carl White
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 53
Views: 2429

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

Does anyone know what Helion's projected timeline currently is? If I recall correctly, they had intended to have Polaris running in 2023. Has this been pushed back to 2024 now?
by Carl White
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 53
Views: 2429

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

crowberry wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:33 pm
This article from GeekWire by Lisa Stiffler has some more details: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/interest- ... o-founder/.
Axios reported that Helion is now valued at $3 billion.
by Carl White
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024
Replies: 53
Views: 2429

Re: Helion Energy to demonstrate net electricity production by 2024

This is the announcement from Helion Energy: https://www.helionenergy.com/articles/announcing-500-million-fundraise/ . From the announcement text: We have a long road ahead of us with many very difficult challenges This tempers my enthusiasm. I wonder what their list of "very difficult challenges" ...
by Carl White
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: SOFE Conference schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: SOFE Conference schedule

https://uta.engineering/ppcsofe2021/_documents/sofe-program.pdf Helion Energy is listed twice: "Vacuum vessel and divertor design and results of 16 month operation of the Trenta Magneto-Inertial Fusion prototype" Oral 421 (Thu Dec 16 @ 1pm): MFE, MTF and IFE Alternate Concepts - David Kirtley (CEO)...
by Carl White
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery

Yep, another day, another "battery breakthrough". One thing that caught my eye about this though is that Lyten: has worked closely with the U.S. Government for several years to test and improve LytCell™ capabilities in select defense-related applications and is now ready to introduce its battery tec...
by Carl White
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Lyten - Lithium Sulfur Battery

I'm curious to hear what people have to say about this. Promising? Just another company that makes bold claims then is never heard from again? https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lyten-introduces-next-generation-lithium-sulfur-battery-for-electric-vehicles-301383071.html Lyten, an advanced mate...