Search found 1808 matches

by mvanwink5
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 466
Views: 159336

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: 425
Views: 205179

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: 124993

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: 425
Views: 205179

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...
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 425
Views: 205179

Re: EMC2 news

Rob,
This is a high number of high energy neutron producing reactor so replacement reactor becomes maintenance. Further, the tritium cycle and radioactivity also ups the cost. This is an entry level cost. I would expect future reactor would shoot for Boron.

It is all talk without money.
by mvanwink5
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 425
Views: 205179

Re: EMC2 news

My incredulity is taxed to wondering if we don't have agents in our military. I find it astounding that the Navy has not picked this up... or LM. It is beyond stupid.
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 18316

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

It is all talking about old news with no real updates, no data, results. NBF is rehashing an old story. New date means nothing.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 18316

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Like I said, a rehash. No announcement... Like 'breakthrough Fusion' splashed in the news. Just a new publication of old stuff.

'Did' vs 'Could' vs 'Wished We Did'.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 18316

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

I believe these are proposed prototypes, not built and tested prototypes. I think this is old news to keep the project interest up.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 18316

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Found the quote... How did I miss that?
It seems Lockheed has a real prototype??? Am I reading that right? No big announcement?
by mvanwink5
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 18316

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Earlier LM presentations addressed the limited lifetime of compact military use. The plan was a drop in power unit that could be refurbished. Gas turbine engines also have cycle lifetimes and are high maintenance. Utility power units would be built differently. But Polywell is a poorly funded (if th...
by mvanwink5
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 193
Views: 112040

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

There are massive magnets and power requirements to run them that would also be useless. A huge mothball effort.

A great monument to Gruberment idiocy and bloat.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 193
Views: 112040

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

ITER has many contracts funded by tax dollars, yet the size of a plant will be so huge that no utility will build it. Once a reasonable sized fusion reactor is proven, what will be the need to continue funding it? Investors don't throw money at projects with the time horizon these fusion reactors ta...
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 193
Views: 112040

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

2019! SJ, I hope you are right. ITER will dry up immediately and funding will flow to the others (IMO). There may still be hope for Polywell. So many things will take place with such success announcement.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 193
Views: 112040

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Norman is supposed to show that they can reach temperature, the next scaled up revision to determine engineering specs, then they build a demo.
A demo late 2020's is huge.

There is enough fossil to not fret.

Go to advanced search