An international team of researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) researchers have developed a novel hydrogen isotope separation system based on a porous metal organic framework (MOF). The isolation of deuterium from a physico-chemically almost identical isotopic mixture has been a seminal challenge in modern separation technology. This MOF system, […]

A collaboration of researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Iceland has been studying a new type of nuclear fusion process. The new process idea produces almost no neutrons but instead fast, heavy electrons (muons), since it is based on nuclear reactions in ultra-dense heavy hydrogen (deuterium). The Gothenburg press release offers […]

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 […]

Muon catalyzed fusion is another interesting process that could well bring nearly unlimited low cost electrical power to market. Muon catalyzed fusion has been observed for decades, inconsistently and at productivity insufficient to be considered a viable energy source. At least three efforts are underway, in Australia, Japan and Canada.  One, which seems well funded […]