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Australia invests in laser fusion industry

Trailblazer grant to help spur laser hydrogen-boron technology Metal Tech News – May 18, 2022

 

Last updated 7/1/2022 at 12:06pm

A precision laser to be used in potential nuclear fusion of hydrogen-boron.

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Fusion has been the long dreamt but elusive theoretical solution to humanity's energy needs. It is the natural function that powers the sun and, in turn, provides the vast amounts of energy that allows life to flourish on Earth.

As Australia's first laser fusion energy company, HB11 Energy has been awarded A$22 million (US$15.5) to develop next-generation high-power lasers needed to create a multi-billion-dollar nuclear energy industry in the land down under.

This forms a part of the A$50 million (US$35.1 million) Trailblazer grant awarded to the universities of Adelaide and New South Wales under the "Defence Trailblaz...



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