So far, Norman has produced vortices with temperatures of 3.5m°C that last around ten milliseconds, rather than the microseconds of a conventional frc. TAE hopes, by the end of this year, to have increased that temperature to around 30m°C, and tripled the plasma’s lifetime. All of which is clever. But what makes the firm’s approach special is that it plans to eschew deuterium and tritium in favour of normal hydrogen (the nucleus of which is a lone proton) and boron.
Last year, a panel of advisers to the US Department of Energy published a list of game-changers that could “dramatically increase the rate of progress towards a fusion power plant.” The list included advanced algorithms, like artificial intelligence and machine learning. It’s a strategy that TAE Technologies is banking on: the 20-year-old startup began collaborating with Google a few years ago to develop machine learning tools that it hopes will finally bring fusion within reach.
December 2018 | PR Newswire | Read Now
TAE Technologies is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Marco Arese to its Board of Directors. Arese brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience activating global capital, scaling international business, and cultivating renewable energy opportunities, all of which he will leverage on behalf of the company as it continues commercialization of its transformational technologies.
November 2018 | PR Newswire | Read Now
TAE Technologies’ modeling group has won a 2018 US Department of Energy INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment) award on the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Theta supercomputer. The award is for 31MCH (million core hours), which is equivalent to 100MCH on ALCF’s Blue Gene supercomputer, Mira, and will be used to accelerate our research in creating clean fusion energy.
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics – Professor Toshiki Tajima is selected as Laureate of 2018
July 2018 | AAPPS DPP | Read Now
TAE Technologies congratulates Chief Science Officer Dr. Toshiki Tajima on winning the 2018 S. Chandraskhar Prize of Plasma Physics from the Association of the Asia-Pacific Physical Societies, Division of Plasma Physics, which honors pioneering scientists. Among his many contributions to plasma physics and other fields, Tajima is well-known as the father of laser-driven acceleration.
TAE Technologies Welcomes Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Tour of World’s Leading Private Fusion Energy Facility
July 2018 | PR Newswire | Read Now
TAE Technologies recently welcomed the Department of Energy and Secretary Rick Perry for a tour of our National Laboratory-scale platform, Norman. “It was an honor to host the Secretary and share with him our enthusiasm for the opportunities our fusion pathway can provide,” said CEO Michl Binderbauer.