Australian news, and some related international items

An Australian fusion company awarded money under a Defence program (Why?)

World Nuclear News, 4 May 2022
Australia’s first laser fusion energy company, HB11 Energy, has been awarded a AUD22 million (USD16 million) project to develop the next-generation high-power lasers needed to create a multi-billion dollar nuclear fusion energy industry from Australia, and export this capability to the world. The HB11 Energy project forms part of a AUD50 million Trailblazer grant awarded to the University of Adelaide and University of New South Wales under the Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability bid. It comprises a AUD6 million grant and AUD16 million in contributions from partners. HB11 Energy will assist with the proof-of-concept and development of new petawatt laser technology that is suited to generating hydrogen-boron fusion.


May 7, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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