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energyLPP Fusion Technical Progress and New Fundraising

LPP Fusion has reduced the impurities in their plasma with the new beryllium electrodes. They will switch the gas mixture to include nitrogen in order to get the symmetrical compression needed for high gains in fusion yield that low impurity …

fusionCommonwealth Fusion Gets $50 Million in More Funding

Commonwealth Fusion Systems has raised another $50 million and most of the financing will go toward construction of the full-scale superconducting magnet technology Commonwealth Fusion uses to contain its reactions. They will build a far smaller tokamak fusion system using …

energyNew Mode Enables Four-Fold Increase in Tokamak Fusion Performance

Super-H Mode allows tokamaks to achieve higher fusion performance than previously possible. In recent experiments operating in and near the Super H-mode regime, researchers have achieved record-breaking values of fusion gain for a device of DIII-D’s size. Fusion gain is …

energyFirst Light fusion Using Hypervelocity Projectiles for Pulsed Fusion

Startup First Light Fusion (FLF) claims it is on target to achieve fusion gain (more energy out than goes in) by 2024. They are not using lasers or intense magnetic fields which can prove to be very complicated and costly …

energyGame Changing Direct Drive Fusion Propulsion Progress

Direct Fusion Drive, is a unique fusion engine concept based on the Princeton Field-Reversed Configuration (PFRC) fusion reactor under development at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The truly game-changing levels of thrust and power in a modestly sized package could …

cancerNuclear Fusion Company TAE Technologies First Product is a Better Cancer Radiation Treatment Device

TAE Life Sciences, division of TAE Technologies, will use low energy neutrons to destroy cancer tumors without damaging healthy tissue. They are using nuclear science know-how that they have built up from their continuing pursuit of commercial nuclear fusion to …

energyPotentially Smallest Fusion Device Using Improved Z-Pinch Fusion

ARPA-E-funded alternative z-pinch fusion which is being developed by Zap Energy. Zap Energy is the most compact solution to Fusion Energy and does not use complex and costly magnetic coils. They surpassed ARPA-E Alpha Milestones in August 2018. Their reactor …

economic impactSeries of Fusion Experiments that Could Lead to Cheap, Clean, Abundant Fusion Energy

The bootstrapped LPP Fusion dense plasma focus nuclear fusion project will be starting a potentially big year of testing. They are completing work on their beryllium electrode. If everything goes smoothly on four critical steps then this could be the …

fusionOMEGA Laser Fusion Work is Progress on a Long Road

Researchers at the OMEGA Laser Facility at the University of Rochester in New York improved the fusion yield by a factor of three compared with OMEGA’s previous record. The OMEGA facility focuses 60 high-power laser beams are directed onto a …

energyITER and Many Nuclear Fusion Startups Use Misleading Power Terms

The Nuclear Fusion industry has been working towards various kinds of milestones in energy generation and various kinds of energy breakeven. The public only cares about the point when the fusion reactor will continually generate commercial power at a price …