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by mvanwink5
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 186
Views: 92248

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I would rather think that the problem with developing nations is the support staff expertise and parts. Fossil systems can be quite simple or drop in packages. At some point though the Fusion plants will be boilerplated so to speak. Commercialization is one thing, proof of science is another. Proof ...
by mvanwink5
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 172328

Re: EMC2 news

China gets free tech... now there is a man tough to negotiate with. I bet China would do the same deal for his rocket tech too... Maybe Helion could do that deal with their fusion tech?
by mvanwink5
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 172328

Re: EMC2 news

Yes, asymmetric tariffs and trade barriers against evil Americans, forced tech transfers are necessary to be liked. Reality sucks.
by mvanwink5
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 139257

Re: General Fusion in the news

I can't see what else GF has to share as they basically have all the pieces. What they need is a device large enough to flesh out the engineering details for the commercial machine and prove it. The only thing left is money to do it? No one else that I know of is in that position. On the other hand,...
by mvanwink5
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 139257

Re: General Fusion in the news

Thank you Crowberry,
Nice details on the compression plans. Now they need the money to 'go ahead with a 10% Lawson criteria' build. I suppose that once they get that we will hear it, then maybe a project timeline. Looks promising to me.
by mvanwink5
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 172328

Re: EMC2 news

Maybe now EMC2 can attract deep pocket investors to expedite their prospects. I may be reading General Fusion wrong, but it seems they are slow in attracting enough cash to build their next 'proof of economic fusion' device, their demo plant. Recent $49 million from the Canadian Gruberment is just a...
by mvanwink5
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 139257

Re: General Fusion in the news

NBF has a followup interview, no interview quotes, just 'notes'. https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/10/c49-3-million-investment-in-general-fusion-to-2023-nuclear-fusion-demo.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29 General Fu...
by mvanwink5
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 139257

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion will invest at least $150 million in research and development with the potential for over $250 million in additional investment for the construction of a demonstration plant. I can't understand why we go to such great lengths to make short comments, to fit a small box, yet to find in...
by mvanwink5
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era
Replies: 4
Views: 6038

Re: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era

It seems that until Polywell finishes with their simulations there is no larger support. All the other projects have sizable $ support. Even LPP has hardware $. It has been so long since I have heard of where EMC2 is on getting the simulation results needed, I have forgotten. 2019? 2020? 2021? I don...
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 139257

Re: General Fusion in the news

Maybe the one line claim in their presentation is not meant to be an announcement of their demonstration plant, nevertheless, it serves as an announcement as it is unqualified and a huge claim.

So, yes, maybe in their upcoming presentation they will give some details.
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 139257

Re: General Fusion in the news

Without a site, building is tough...unless we are loose with the term 'building,' in which case I am building a moon base, just not on the moon and I have only put one 1"x1" piece of wood in place. I would hope that GF is not engaging in loose terms. At a minimum, building should mean a si...
by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 462
Views: 139257

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion's claim: "The only company building demonstration plant to confirm capability to produce electricity from fusion" "building" a demonstration plant. That is rather unambiguous. I know of no timeline details for the project, funding, location, but it looks like they ...
by mvanwink5
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 172328

Re: EMC2 news

It looks like it is finally happening. Yes, fossil growth will be slowed, but it won't stop, at least right away. These plants have a long life and the world capital expenditure will be hard pressed to replace them as price pressure on fossil makes them cheap to operate. I like the prospect of space...
by mvanwink5
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 107510

Re: More Helion Energy news....

2018 is Helion's target for completing their net fusion device, leading presumably testing in 2019. Not much time remaining in 2018 to finish construction so it must be close. None of these guys ever gives enough detail to know what 'completion' means. They talk like O&M people, or worse like El...
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 172328

Re: EMC2 news

I am actually happy, yet surprised, to hear that progress has been made through simulation. I had imagined that simulation was outside of practicality. If what is being said is the case and that WB-8 data and WB-mini agree with the simulation then it would seem that financing should be obtainable. A...

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