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canadaC$49.3 million investment in General Fusion to 2023 Nuclear Fusion Demo

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The Government of Canada has made a new C$49.3-million investment in General Fusion, a clean technology company seeking to transform the world’s energy supply with safe, sustainable and economical fusion energy. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and …

energyHelion Energy got funding for possible breakeven fusion device this year

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Helion Energy has successfully raised $30 million raised in the past three years will be enough to get Helion through the debut of its 50-megwatt break-even nuclear fusion prototype. Helion’s commercial strategy is to build fusion reactors in Washington, with …

energyNextbigfuture said ITER would cost $45+ billion more and DOE agrees

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In 2017, Nextbigfuture said that the ITER tokamak fusion project would cost $45-60 billion more than the claimed $22 billion construction budget and US Department of Energy (DOE) agrees with a far higher cost estimate. On April 11, 2018, Paul …

bill gatesCommonwealth Fusion stronger magnet tokomak gets billionaire funding

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Commonwealth Fusion Systems a spinout from MIT has received additional funding from Breakthrough Energy Ventures (which investment from billionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson). Commonwealth Fusion Systems will use new superconducting materials to make …

fusionLaser used to generate 700 Tesla magnetic field to guide laser fusion

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A laser-driven capacitor–coil target was used to generate a strong 600-700 Tesla magnetic field. The strength of the magnetic field was measured on GEKKO-XII23,24, LULI200025, Shengguang-II26, and OMEGA-EP laser facilities. Experimental results revealed that a 600–700-T magnetic field was generated …

energyPulsed fission fusion rocket for 37 days to Mars and other missions

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The pulsed fission fusion propulsion (PuFF) system envisions using a pulsed z-pinch to compress a fission-fusion target. 2 mega-amps would be sent through a uranium-deuterium-tritium target. The uranium would fission first and then it would trigger a fusion reaction. The …

antimatterPositron Antimatter catalyzed fusion propulsion

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We can produce very little antimatter and what we make is very difficult to store. These have been huge obstacles that have made antimatter propulsion many trillions of times beyond technological capabilities. Positron Dynamics and Ryan Weed get around these …

energyKorean Fusion Tokomak Project applies additional magnetic fields to prevent a type of instability

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Korean Fusion tokamak fusion reactor scientists have determined additional magnetic field can avoid a difficult plasma instability. Nature – 3D field phase-space control in tokamak plasmas Abstract A small relaxation of the axisymmetric magnetic field of a tokamak into a …

artificial intelligencePlans that require an exaFLOP AI supercomputer first are broken nuclear fusion plans

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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University will use the exaFLOP Aurora supercomputer starting in 2021 to help solve the problems and complexities associated with the ITER tokomak project. Regular Nextbigfuture …

energyNuclear Fusion Updated project reviews

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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 …