Electric Fusion Systems, Inc. is taking a novel new approach to a well-known nuclear fusion reaction that is simple and safe, and so small that it can be made portable for applications such as automotive transportation, or scaled up for large industrial and utility applications. It leverages our proton-lithium fuel and pulsed stimulation breakthrough, which makes fusion energy generation vastly easier, delivering economics that are 10-100 times less expensive than any other energy source.
Electric Fusion Systems, Inc. is developing a compact and portable nuclear fusion power generator capable of delivering kilowatts, yet scalable to many megawatts. It creates aneutronic fusion, the only nuclear energy that is truly clean, safe, and environmentally friendly. The implications are profound—transformational reduction in all forms of carbon-based energy generation while mitigating and ultimately enabling reversing global carbon emissions. Our technology has the clear potential to rewire the globe—environmentally, economically, and socially.
Our revolutionary technology is the marriage of a new form of lithium nuclear fusion fuel and a switching power supply designed to provide proprietary pulsed electrical stimulations on demand. The lithium-ammonia fuel, external alpha sources, inert gases, and pulsed electrical arcing in a magnetic field, create the conditions for controlled aneutronic fusion events. The pulsed system oscillates between fusion and fizzle, extracting power through inductive coupling with each pulsed cycle.
Our nuclear fusion simulations and theoretical modeling efforts are centered around hiring outside experts in nuclear fusion and fusion simulations. Robust, vetted and calibrated software codes and simulations that have been used over decades by outside experts and underpin our core fusion science along with our internal experimental data.
Our prototype is a roller-bag sized power plant that uses a lithium-ammonia fuel which will cost about $5 for 200 megawatt hours of power. Detailed operating economics are driven mostly by life cycle costs (LCOE) and related maintenance.
We plan to design and produce relevant industry prototypes to be used or tuned for specific industries and applications. For example, we plan to build a small 25-50kW reactor for cars and a larger one for trucks. A bigger nuclear reactor producing 300-500kW for drones and helicopters is possible. However, the ideal application is a larger ~5-megawatt electrical substation transformer (power generator) would be ideal for utilities. Scaling-up is straight forward addition of cartridges given our modular designs. Moreover, the simplicity of our systems does not require large scale products to be economically compelling. Making smaller scale power devices for distributed energy generation on demand, without the issues of intermittencies or capacity limits, is now very possible.
Members of our team have been working on unique fusion physics challenges both in and out of the nuclear fusion mainstream for many decades. We are both nuclear theoreticians and practitioners. We have developed unique and varied experiences, knowledge and data that give us an edge, especially in the realm of new and novel approaches to nuclear fusion energy generation. It is our decades of historical, real-world experience, looking and experimenting in areas where others haven’t, coupled with newer team members and advisors with more traditional fusion experience that enable our winning hand.