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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

energyLockheed is not revealing a commercial prototype nuclear fusion reactor in the next few years

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There have been several articles about Lockheed Martin putting out a patent for its compact nuclear fusion reactor to power aircraft carriers and be moved on trucks or put into airplanes. The last technical updates indicated that the hope for …

fusionPulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion Concept gets Phase 2 NIAC funding

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The pulsed fission fusion propulsion (PuFF) system envisions using a pulsed z-pinch to compress a fission-fusion target. The resulting deflagration expands against a magnetic nozzle to produce thrust and generate recharge energy for the next pulse. A z-Pinch is a …

energyLPP Fusion has funds try to reach nuclear fusion net gain milestone

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LPP Fusion has raised over $640,000 in its latest crowdfunding round. LPP fusion is preparing for beryllium electrode experiments for its attempt to prove out their dense plasma focus fusion designs. LPP fusion wants to build small, decentralized 5 Megawatt …

colonizationInterstellar race for the Universe

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Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute, has a 15-page analysis of a race to colonize the Universe. Over the next hundreds years or so humanity should be able to develop molecular nanotechnology, advanced nuclear fusion for power generation and space …

energyLaser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion with record efficiency

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Using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, CSU scientists and collaborators have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab. They have achieved record-setting efficiency for the generation of neutrons – chargeless sub-atomic particles resulting from …