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energyCTO of General Fusion Forecasts Ten Years to Commercial Fusion

CBC News has a new article which reports that Mike Delage, chief technology officer at General Fusion thinks commercial fusion could be as little as a decade away. Nextbigfuture interviewed Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion in May, 2018 at …

energyIf TAE Technologies Succeeds With Commercial Fusion Then a Fusion Rocket Will Follow

TAE Technologies has also looked at building a nuclear fusion rocket. Nextbigfuture had covered TAE Technologies recent announcement that they will have a commercial nuclear fusion rocket by 2023. The design is from an older 2004 paper. Any new system …

energyNuclear Fusion Commercialization Race

Nextbigfuture was emailed a correction for TAE Technologies. In a video, the CEO of TAE Technologies said that TAE Technologies would commercialize within 5 years. TAE Technologies clarified in an email that they would begin commercialization efforts by 2023. This …

energyLPP Fusion Update for 2019

LPP Fusion is working on dense plasma focus fusion. LPP Fusion Technical Milestones in 2018: Completed experiments with tungsten electrodes Observational confirmation of the destruction of filaments Publication of cosmology results in leading journal—Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …