- Posted June 10, 2014 by
The Great Fusion Race
Right now a race is on for the greatest technology humanity has ever created. Clean limitless fusion power is very close to becoming a reality. I would put two groups closer than any others to a breakthrough: LPP Physics and EMC2/Navy/Lockheed.
LPP physics is a small lab in New Jersey working on a dense plasma fusion device that is very close to the goal. They are raising money on Indiegogo to speed up the final step, buying a new, very expensive Beryllium electrode that may allow them to break even. Check it out on: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/focus-fusion-empowertheworld--3
As for the Navy/EMC2/Lockheed, they are working on a high Beta design sometimes called the Wiffleball reactor. They just published some results:
We may finally be on the edge of this amazing technology and, personally, I hope the LPP Physics people are successful so that the technology will be accessible for everyone. I am concerned that fusion power developed by the Navy and Lockheed Martin Skunk-works will be kept secret. You can see both presentations form the different groups on these links:
To me, this race to the greatest technology in our history is the biggest story of the year.