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Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:28 pm
by Skipjack
RERT wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:54 pm
Yes, but should have relatively less contact with the coolant N2, confusing the issue. Should have just used a copper tape with the same dimensions.
That is a fair point.

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:28 am
by RERT
HMG also throwing a little more money at TE, as well as GF...

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/ministe ... ak-energy/

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:26 pm
by Skipjack
RERT wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:28 am
HMG also throwing a little more money at TE, as well as GF...

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/ministe ... ak-energy/
Good for them! I noticed that they have been doing some work on divertors. The recent super X divertor work at MAST will likely benefit them as well. Lots of synergies there. So I assume that this makes a lot of sense.
Really the UK, has been doing well lately in the fusion arena. One of the governments that seems most serious about this. Though others, like the US, China and Russia are finally waking up to it too. Canada does not officially have a fusion program, but for a relatively small country, they have invested a good amount into GF. The rest though seems to be forever stuck in ITER- land.

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:07 pm
by Carl White
"Tokamak Energy signals major expansion with over 160 new jobs as it pioneers commercial fusion energy"

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... on-energy/

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:32 pm
by Skipjack
Carl White wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:07 pm
"Tokamak Energy signals major expansion with over 160 new jobs as it pioneers commercial fusion energy"

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... on-energy/
I saw that! Good news for them! Also hope they get to 100 million degrees soon! I think their build is ready now.

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:34 pm
by RERT
I found this:

https://energyskeptic.com/2021/why-toka ... -work-out/

Not strictly relevant to TE, but much more interesting than the lightweight hit-piece I was expecting. I'd be interested in folks' thoughts...

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:00 pm
by Skipjack
Meh... IIRC, TE is aiming for >20 Tesla fields, not just 6 to 7. So the author is already off the mark with that one. And 200 MWe is not exactly "tiny". It is a commercially relevant scale. Whether Tokamak Energy will be commercially successful depends on the final plant configuration. Personally, I am not sure what that will look like, but I am sure they have thought about this and have planned for this. I mean, you have to write a business plan to attract investors...

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:58 pm
by crowberry
Here is one Tokamak Energy abstract from the upcoming APS Division of Plasma Physics 2021 conference http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP21/Session/UO08.11.

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:01 pm
by RERT