LPPFusion’s President and Chief Scientist Eric J. Lerner traveled to Knoxville TN February 12 to help brief about 150 engineers and managers in the nuclear industry on the status of fusion energy research. His presentation was part of a panel at the United States Nuclear Industry Council’s Advanced Reactor Summit. Other participants on the panel were Dr. Stephen Cowley, Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, (seated on the left in this photo, after the presentations), and Matt Miles, VP of General Fusion (seated center). Lerner contrasted the small size and rapid progress of our Focus Fusion approach, with the ITER experiment, which is so huge that, as Dr. Cowley pointed out, the price of concrete was a significant factor in the project’s $25 billion cost. ITER will weigh 400,000 tons when completed. LPPFusion’s FF-2B weighs just 3 tons and a generator based on our approach would weigh about the same.
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