Can a 100 MW fusion reactor be built for less than Google's annual electricity bill?
Watch this video to see what's possible when you think outside the thermonuclear box and ignore the herd.
The promise of fusion is that it can provide an unlimited source of energy without many of the side-effects of our current energy sources.
No greenhouse gases
No radioactive waste
No acid rain
No dependence on foreign oil cartels
Fusion reactors can provide the power necessary to generate hydrogen for use as an alternative to gasoline and to power desalination plants with the promise of eliminating water shortages.
Dr. Bussard believes that we are $200M and 10 to 15 years away from commercially viable fusion reactors.
While the international community debates the fate of the politically-challenged $12 billion ITER (an experimental thermonuclear reactor), simple Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) reactors are being built as high-school science fair projects.
Inertial Electrostatic Confinement is an old idea that's had some recent breakthroughs.
Dr. Bussard discusses his recent results and the details of this potentially world-altering technology.
This is not your father's fusion reactor! Forget everything you know about conventional thinking on nuclear fusion: high-temperature plasmas, steam turbines, neutron radiation and even nuclear waste are a thing of the past.
Goodbye – Tokamak-based (toroidal magnetic field confinement) fusion reactors;
Hello - Inertial Electrostatic Confinement fusion (IEC).
Dr. Robert Bussard, former Asst. Director of the Atomic Energy Commission and founder of Energy Matter Conversion Corporation (EMC2), has spent 17 years perfecting IEC, a fusion process that converts hydrogen and boron directly into electricity - producing helium as the only waste product. Most of this work was funded by the Department of Defense, the details of which have been under seal... until now.