Focus fusion is the hottest idea in nuclear energy

Focus fusion is the hottest idea in nuclear energy

Realizing nuclear fusion as a practical energy source poses enormous challenges owing to the extreme physical conditions required by the known fusion reactions. These include temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius or more and astronomically high pressures, which must be maintained long enough to reach a net energy output. 

Fusion Energy Innovation: Accelerated Progress in 2020

Fusion Energy Innovation: Accelerated Progress in 2020

The world has a major problem to solve. By 2040, we will need 29 trillion KWh of new energy generation to support 9 billion people on the planet, a whopping 45% increase in electricity demand. Wind, solar and other forms of renewables are well-positioned to play a key role, but their volatile, weather-dependent nature means…

Fusion Regulatory White Paper

Fusion Regulatory White Paper

The FIA White Paper “Igniting the Fusion Revolution in America” outlines the promise of fusion energy, the background on regulation, and proposes a series of principles for regulation. The recommendations and background are targeted towards the specific legal and regulatory issues within the United States, but the principles outlined in the document apply broadly towards…

The Road Less Traveled to Fusion Energy

The Road Less Traveled to Fusion Energy

The modern quest for Promethean fire is underway in an anonymous office park in Foothill Ranch, California, an hour southeast of Los Angeles. In the park, along a meandering drive, you will find a huge, modern warehouse building with “TAE Technologies” emblazoned on the door. Inside, you will find a 100-foot-long, $200 million fusion-energy experiment…

Bill Gates And Big Oil Are Chasing The Nuclear Fusion Dream

Bill Gates And Big Oil Are Chasing The Nuclear Fusion Dream

The decades-old debate over nuclear fusion vs. fission is on the edge of a breakthrough as startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems wins over Bill Gates and other backers. Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor is one of them.  Commonwealth Fuel Systems has a system powered by high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets that are key to a push to get a commercial fusion energy system…

Fusion Energy Is Coming, and Maybe Sooner Than You Think

Fusion Energy Is Coming, and Maybe Sooner Than You Think

When British physicist Arthur Stanley Eddington first proposed in the 1920s that the sun and stars were powered by the fusion of hydrogen into helium, his idea sparked a rush of research and speculation into the possibility of bringing this energy source to earth. It was not long before journalists and pulp fiction authors were…