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energyNuclear Fusion Updated project reviews

Here is a rundown of the various nuclear fusion projects. Overall there many interesting projects with decent funding. Most are being more careful about making specific timeline promises. Molten Salt fission could deliver on most of the nuclear fusion clean …

energyLockheed Compact Reactor design is 100 times worse than initial claims

The Lockheed Compact Reactor was kicked off with huge promises a few years ago and their patent based upon those promises has publicized again. Journalists and publications who do not follow nuclear fusion in detail missed the technical revisions in …

diamondSix inch wide diamond disks guide megawatt of microwave heating for nuclear fusion

Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the company Diamond Materials have developed 6 inch wide diamond disks for window units to heat the plasma in fusion reactors. Gyrotrons are microwave oscillators generating a temperature of up to 150 …

energyAGNI Fusion has innovative hybrid ion beam approach to commercial fusion

AGNI wants to achieve a paradigm shift in energy with a nuclear fusion reactor with 10 times the efficiency of fission and no waste. Dr. James Conca covered AGNI for Forbes. AGNI has the ability to remediate all radioactive waste …

energyTokomak Energy UK high temperature superconductors and better magnet path to commercial nuclear fusion

Tokamak Energy of the UK has built the ST40 prototype fusion reactor and they aim to reach 100 million degrees celsius by the end of 2018. They have already reached 15 million degrees. Tokomak Energy UK is using high-temperature superconductors …

energyHorne Technologies has superconducting IEC fusion device and hope for net power by 2020

Horne Technologies is developing an inertial electrostatic nuclear fusion system. They claim to have the world’s first superconducting, high-beta plasma research device in operation. They have 10 years research and development of fusion technologies. They have the first use of …

canadaGeneral Fusion Demo Nuclear fusion plant around 2023 and after that commercial fusion – C2 Montreal

This is information from an interview with Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion. The highlights are that General Fusion is rapidly pushing ahead to achieve commercialization and the next step is to make a 70% scale pilot plant that will …

energyTokomak fusion project might deliver commercial power in 100th year 1985-2085

A tokomak nuclear fusion demonstration power plant (DEMO) will not arrive before 2050. Such DEMO would show that controlled nuclear fusion can generate net electrical power and mark the final step before the construction of a commercial fusion power plant. …

energyLPP Fusion works on cooling problem of an eventual fusion generator

The cooling of the plasma focus electrodes, especially the anode, is likely to be the toughest engineering problem to be faced by LPP Fusion’s dense plasma focus project when they go from a demonstration of net fusion energy in the …

energyNuclear Fusion Update

The Conversation claim nuclear fusion is back again. Nextbigfuture has been constantly tracking nuclear fusion and advanced nuclear fission every week for the past 13 years. The popular question is when will we have commercial nuclear fusion that has a …