Sunday, July 15, 2007

Russia may export thermonuclear reactors in 25 years

It's been twenty years for the last forty years.

Russia is eyeing on designing thermonuclear plants for domestic and international market in the next 20 to 25 years, nuclear physicist Yevgeny Velikhov said.

He expressed confidence that Russia will be able to begin commercial production of thermonuclear reactors in 20-25 years.

"Russia's final goal is clear. We should at least get necessary knowledge to design and build thermonuclear plants for Russia's domestic purposes and for export," Velikhov said.

From Zee News
HT: Power and Control (who by the way doesn't like ITER much) and gives us this link:

Nuclear fusion firm draws $40 million from VCs

The company, which grew out of the University of California at Irvine, says its advanced plasma fusion technologies could be used to generate electricity as well as eliminate waste from nuclear power plants. A plant based on its technology would cost less than a conventional nuclear plant. Tri Alpha was founded in 1998 and has raised funds in the past.

Tri Alpha is working on a generator in which hydrogen chases boron, according to literature from UC Irvine. These atoms then form a helium atom, which is placed in a particle accelerator. Slowing down the helium generates electricity.

From: cnet news

Which reminds me that ADAMANT, Russell Seitz, Prop. is offering boron offsets, showing how easy it is to find "Connections", which book was written by James Burke. Who is an Honorary Board member of the Suzuki Foundation, which is mentioned in the post below.
How'd I do Mr. Burke?