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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 …

energyJapan slowly restarting nuclear reactors with ongoing financial and environmental costs

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Unit 3 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture today resumed commercial operation, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The reactor is the sixth to be restarted after clearing the country’s revised safety regulations. Following the shutdown of …

energyTerrestrial Energy USA has MOU for siting a molten salt nuclear reactor in Idaho

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Terrestrial Energy USA and Energy Northwest have agreed a memorandum of understanding on the terms of the possible siting, construction and operation of an Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) at a site at the Idaho National Laboratory in southeastern Idaho. …

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 …

dronesSmall US built drones searching damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) are developing unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged units at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and assess conditions. During the project, …

energyJapan restarting 7th nuclear reactor with two more restarting by July

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Japan is restarting its seventh nuclear reactor. They are restarting operation of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan’s Saga prefecture. The reactor is scheduled to resume commercial operation next month. Genkai 3 is the seventh of …

energyLower cost advanced Nuclear power could dominate future US energy

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EPRI, the electric utility industry’s R&D collaboration, thinks that advanced nuclear could dominate the US power sector. EPRI has a detailed analysis of what it would take to fix nuclear energy in the USA. Extensive deployment of advanced nuclear would …

asiaIndonesia progressing to an experimental small modular nuclear reactor

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Indonesia’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) has launched a roadmap for developing a detailed engineering design for its Experimental Power Reactor. Batan launched a plan in 2014 to build an 10 MWt RDE at its largest research center site – …