General Fusion in the news

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paperburn1
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So the have solved the piston sealing problem?
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Michel Laberge gave a presentation at the Schulich Leader Scholarships event and the talk is available on Youtube. Most of the video is actually introduction and questions at the end. Laberge mentions in his very popular and general presentation that they are still working on raising the funding for their prototype machine. He describes how hard work it is to talk to investors and to actually get some funding.

I hope that they will soon get the funding they need so they can go ahead and build the prototype.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zzwnt0cNXM

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16 Dec General Fusion Closes $65M of Series E Financing
Posted at 04:13h in Featured, Most Recent, Press Releases Share

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 Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, enables the Company to formally launch the program to design, construct, and subsequently operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant. This prototype facility is intended to confirm the performance of General Fusion’s magnetized target fusion technology in a power plant relevant environment. Pursuit of this next important step toward commercially viable fusion energy reflects the growing global collaboration between public and private stakeholders in this transformative technology. General Fusion has attracted more than USD$200 million in funding to develop its practical approach to fusion energy.
This is very good news!

https://generalfusion.com/2019/12/gener ... financing/

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I believe they still need another 100 million to actually build the demo reactor.

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$100 million will no doubt get the long lead equipment ordered, engineering started, site acquired. Financing for the whole project to completion is not the way that such projects are done.

At this stage of the fusion project, investors are confident of success. Demo is just that, demonstration of the science.
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Burnaby, B.C.-based General Fusion says it has closed on a $65 million equity financing round that will spark the launch of a program to design, construct and operate a demonstration nuclear fusion power plant.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and- ... z6Ag96C29L
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Here is a recent paper by General Fusion:
Stable compression of a spherical tokamak plasma

Abstract

An analysis of toroidal plasma compression by a collapsing flux conserver reveals linearly stable scenarios of operation to high compression ratios. The resistive and ideal MHD stability is calculated in full toroidal geometry using the asymptotic matching method in realistic conditions. A time dependent MHD simulation of the compression is conducted to confirm the conservation principles used to calculate the equilibrium states for the analysis. The near edge current profile, controlled by toroidal field ramping during compression, is shown to be critical to stability due to coupling between poloidal components of the least stable mode. Two cases with slight differences in edge current are examined, one with a stable corridor to high compression and one without.
https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ab74a2

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