MIT joins a major startup backed by Bill Gates to build a viable fusion energy machine!
it will be the new renewable energy source for all the world and with him buying farmland whereever he can then he could beat Elon Musk being the first trillionaire in History! Who says you can own nothing after the great reset!😁 You and a few other oligarchs can own it all!
The Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has signed a new five-year agreement with Commonwealth Fusion System (CFS) to continue their collaboration on fusion energy research and education activities, an institutional press release said.
Backed by investors including Bill Gates, and energy giants Eni and Equinor, the CFS is a technology spinout from MIT which announced last year that it had successfully created a magnetic field of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind using high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology ever created on Earth.
The MIT-CFS collaboration is on track to build the world’s first fusion device that produces more energy than it consumes. The demonstration device, called SPARC, is slated for completion in 2025. If successful, it could usher in the widescale use of fusion energy in the near future.
They came out in the 80s with this idea of cold fusion, it didn’t work. Impossible to create energy of that scale through fusion and being able to control it.
If , and that is a big IF, fusion ever becomes a reality I don't see a downside. Unlimited clean power that doesn't destroy the landscape like wind and solar and doesn't put us at the mercy of either OPEC or Russia are just a few of the positives. But then again, I don't spend much time worrying about evil oligarchs and the mythical NWO conspirators. If those entities actually existed you would think that practical fusion power would be one of the last things that they would want. Freeing the world from being controlled by the whims of the oil producing entities like OPEC and Russia can only be a good thing. Who better to finance the research than one of those "evil" rich people that you seem to either fear or envy? Should it be gov't funding/controlled? That sure would work out well with the likes of our current administration. Bob
Fake news. It is impossible for anything to produce more energy than whatever it consumes.
Any technology like this has been rendered irrelevant since the government has decreed that we will be using wind & solar electricity for all our energy needs. Why even bother?
It consumes a fuel inside a vortex of a magnetic field to contain the fusion energy, That is one way there are others techniques coming with research thus it's not a perpetual motion of free energy.
Fusion processes require fuel and a confined environment with sufficient temperature, pressure, and confinement time to create a plasma in which fusion can occur. The combination of these figures that results in a power-producing system is known as the Lawson criterion. In stars, the most common fuel is hydrogen, and gravity provides extremely long confinement times that reach the conditions needed for fusion energy production. Proposed fusion reactors generally use heavy hydrogen isotopes such as deuterium and tritium (and especially a mixture of the two), which react more easily than protium (the most common hydrogen isotope), to allow them to reach the Lawson criterion requirements with less extreme conditions. Most designs aim to heat their fuel to around 100 million degrees, which presents a major challenge in producing a successful design.
only if it will fit under the hood
But hey it makes a good story....
Yeah with oil politics mixed in now with The new green deal it's now or never for the new paradigm.I sit in Texas right now with rolling black outs on the horizon. I wonder if the two party system here has long to survive. The governor has already said the power grid is 100% ready in Texas?