Skip to comments.Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows and Looks for Money
Posted on 06/14/2014 3:40:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A hush-hush nuclear fusion project that's received $12 million from the U.S. Navy is now sharing what it calls encouraging results and looking for private investment.
For years, EMC2 Fusion Development Corp. has had to conduct its research into what's known as Polywell fusion outside public view because the Navy wanted it that way. Now the Navy is phasing out its funding, and EMC2 Fusion is planning a three-year, $30 million commercial research program to see if its unorthodox approach can provide a fast track to cheap nuclear fusion power.
"The goal is, we want to get a set of concrete data that will allow us to make a decision if, when and how we can build a fusion device," EMC2 Fusion's president and chief scientist, Jaeyoung Park, told NBC News. "Obviously 'if' is a big part of it, but we believe the 'if' part looks promising. ... We might have a very pleasant surprise. Fusion might not be 30 years from now, but maybe 10 years, or maybe around the corner."
Not everyone is convinced the Polywell approach will work. EMC2 Fusion's latest findings, which were made public via the ArXiv academic preprint server, are more positive than skeptics suspected but not as positive as some supporters hoped.
"This finding ... is just one step along the way," said M. Simon, a frequent contributor to the Talk-Polywell online discussion forum. "It makes the case that further experiments are warranted. In other words, no showstoppers."(continued)
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Why doesn’t the Navy just buy Rossi’s E-cat?
Rossis people need to make some ‘connections’ with the 0bama people.
They could use Rossi’s Catalyzer to charge some new,new ultra hi tech batteries!
Using all the surplus energy to reverse the windmills and back up global warming!
Because Rossi has already sold the rights to E-cat.
Deceased, voluntarily departed -- or banished?
From the big man himself.
obama doesn’t want regular citizens to have cheap and under their control, energy. energy equals independence and freedom.
this story doesn’t make sense.
If they are as good as they say—why would the navy cut them off and make them go public.
Exactly. You don’t cut funding on a promising project. You cut funding on a project you don’t have any faith in.
The Navy is basically saying: you can have this piece of crap. We don’t want it.