University of Washington (UW) engineers believe their new fusion reactor design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept. The team’s analysis shows their reactor scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with a similar electrical output. The [...]

Sandia’s scientists report that working with two magnetic fields and a laser, all at low points of their power outputs, the Z machine has released neutrons in an amount surprisingly close to ‘break-even’ fusion. The new result comes from using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimental work is [...]

Helion Energy plans to build modular power fusion reactors using somewhat larger than shipping container sized, 50 Megawatt modules for distributed base load power generation. Helion uses Magneto-Inertial Fusion that combines the stability of steady magnetic fusion and the heating of pulsed inertial fusion. They claim they have a commercially practical system that is smaller [...]

Jaeyoung Park and the team at Energy Matter Conversion Corporation (EMC2) have released a research paper (with videos) discussing the results from a scaled down version of the late Dr. Robert Bussard’s famous wiffleball method of seeking a viable net energy fusion reactor. The paper simply reports experimental results validating the concept that plasma confinement [...]

Back on May 6th, Lawrenceville Plasma Physics and the Focus Fusion Society launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to harness commercial fusion power using Eric Lerner’s theories on temperature and compression in a controlled plasma emission. Simply put – the research is proving out. The money needed is running out. The Focus Fusion [...]

keep looking »