How close is nuclear fusion power?

Sabine Hossenfelder How close is nuclear fusion to break-even? If you trust the headlines we’re getting close and the international project ITER is going to be the first to produce energy from fusion power. But not so fast. Scientists have, accidentally or deliberately, come to use a very misleading quantity to measure their progress. Unfortunately … Read more

Former fusion scientist on why we won’t have fusion power by 2040

Improbable Matter refutes some very optimistic claims about fusion power and discuss some of the challenges in making this long-sought after technology a reality. References [1] https://www.powermag.com/fusion-energ… [2] https://ccfe.ukaea.uk/research/step/ [3] https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/ Version from 21 April 2021 at: [ 4] https://web.archive.org/web/202104211… [5] https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/08/cla… [6] https://firstlightfusion.com/media-ar… [7] https://www.universetoday.com/115411/… [8] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlYCl… [9] Frankfurt Airport Timelapse by TheBlueMaxxx https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi… … Read more

MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy

MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy

David Chandler | MIT News Office September 8, 2021 New superconducting magnet breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for practical, commercial, carbon-free power. t was a moment three years in the making, based on intensive research and design work: On Sept. 5, for the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped … Read more

General Fusion to build its Fusion Demonstration Plant in the UK, at the UKAEA Culham Campus

General Fusion New partnership between General Fusion and UKAEA is a landmark collaboration in the development of fusion, a technology for the world’s low-carbon future VANCOUVER, Canada and LONDON, United Kingdom (17th June 2021 BST): The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and General Fusion have announced an agreement under which General Fusion will build and … Read more

Energy Basics

By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President EnergyCite and ClimateCite Where does energy on our planet come from? There are three primary sources of material amounts of energy on Earth. The word material means an amount of energy greater than 2 % of total worldwide energy demand combining all sectors of transportation, industrial, commercial residential, … Read more

The Physics and Molecular Biology Implications of Widespread Low Power Radio Frequency from 900 MHz to 30 GHz

The Physics and Molecular Biology Implications of Widespread Low Power Radio Frequency from 900 MHz to 30 GHz

By: Tom D. Tamarkin December 18, 2020 All electromagnetic radiation (hereinafter EMR) is based on “emitted photons.” A photon is an elementary particle or the “quantum” of light and all EMR with no rest mass. It is the “force carrier” of the electromagnetic radiation. Now we get into quantum mechanics but it will be kept … Read more

China Just Turned On Its Artificial Sun

China Just Turned On Its Artificial Sun

It’s go time for the Far East’s most formidable fusion reactor. Popular Mechanics By Caroline Delbert | Dec 4, 2020 China has switched on its HL-2M EAST tokamak for its first planned full-strength fusion. EAST, an “artificial sun,” is global peers with ITER and hopes to reach some of the same milestones. No tokamak reactor … Read more

General Fusion broadens global government support with U.S. Department of Energy award

General Fusion broadens global government support with U.S. Department of Energy award

VANCOUVER, Canada (8 September 2020): General Fusion has been awarded a funding partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy Science’s new Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program, recognizing General Fusion as a global leader on the path to commercializing practical fusion. General Fusion will partner with the Princeton Plasma Physics … Read more

General Fusion Closes $65M of Series E Financing

Funding Enables the Company’s Fusion Demonstration Plant VANCOUVER, Canada – General Fusion announced that it has successfully closed USD$65 million of Series E equity financing. The financing was led by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. This USD$65 million of new financing, together with the release of CAD$50 million in additional investment from … Read more