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A Simple, Local, Affordable Hot Fusion Approach

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:55 PM

On December 21, 2010, Eric J. Lerner, inventor and founder of The Focus Fusion Society held an in-house seminar about their breakthrough "hot fusion" technology. A recording of the informative meeting has been posted to YouTube in five parts.

MIDDLESEX, NEW JERSEY, USA -- Focus Fusion technology entails hydrogen and boron combining into helium, while giving off tremendous amounts of energy in the process, without any radioactive waste.

This technology could give birth to a non-polluting power plant the size of a local gas station that would quietly and safely power 4,000 homes, for a few tenths of a penny per kilowatt-hour, compared to 4-6 cents/kw-h of coal or natural-gas-powered plants. One technician could operate two dozen of these stations remotely. The fuel, widely available, is barely spent in the clean fusion method, and would only need to be changed annually.

The size and power output would make it ideal for providing localized power, reducing transmission losses and large-grid vulnerabilities. The cost and reliability would make it affordable for developing nations and regions.

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:25 AM
Exciting. But they are still not there yet:

The fusion energy yields achieved in these experiments are still far less than the energy used to run the machines. However, LPP hopes to make rapid progress in the coming year when the machine will be running with hydrogen–boron fuel for the first time.


Some info on aneutronic fusion:

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:54 AM
reply to post by moebius

I read about this yesterday, following a link from Peswiki about the Italian cold fusion successes lately.

This fusion attempt looks very promising too, but i cannot help but wonder exactly how on Earth they could hope to contain the temperatures they say will be generated by this device...

1 Billion degrees is the temperature that the scientists say will be the operating temp!!
1 Billion!! How do you contain something that is a billion degrees? Whether it's measured in F or C is moot really...a billion degrees of either scale

I'm assuming they would continually run water past the reactor..but even so...

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:50 AM
reply to post by spikey

The idea is to create tiny self-confined plasma spots(plasmoids). The reaction products(helium nuclei) can be used for energy generation directly by induction(no need for steam turbines).

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