An Australian fusion startup called HB11 claims they have found a way to revolutionize current nuclear fusion technology to create the holy grail of unlimited energy without the risk of a nuclear meltdown.
Current technology takes more energy to get it going than it outputs, but HB11's approach does away with the excessively high temperature and pressure levels and relies on hydrogen and a boron B-11 isotope instead while using a specialized set of lasers to get the reaction going.
They employ fuel pellets inside an empty metal sphere shot at with two lasers to trigger an avalanche fusion chain reaction.
Skipping the need for a heat exchanger or steam turbine generator, they can feed electricity almost directly into existing power grids.
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