Friday, September 29, 2006

General Fusion

2010 is going to be a big year. General Fusion plans to demonstrate commercially viable fusion by then. After that, they should adapt their technology to rocket engines. Heat exchange is apparently their mechanism for converting the energy to electricity; sounds like a steam rocket to me. This is in contrast to the proposed He-3 fusion which would not release neutrons and whose electricity could be captured directly. Apparently it's conceivable that He-3 fusion rockets could be built too. But if General's approach will work, more power to them.

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