NearStar Fusion is developing a simplified, modular approach to fusion energy that promises limitless, clean power for the planet.
Their design focuses on a proven pulsed fusion method to avoid complexities associated with steady-state plasma, allowing rapid development and mass production of fusion drivers, fuel capsules, and reaction chambers.
The approach, called Hypervelocity Gradient Field Fusion (HGFF), builds on successful methods of imploding metallic liners to create fusion energy and is also based in part on a NASA Innovative Advanced Concept study to produce fusion spacecraft propulsion.
This modular approach supports quick construction, installation, and even retrofitting of traditional power plants with fusion power cores. NearStar Fusion's team of experienced physicists, engineers, and industry experts has been funded by the Department of Energy, ARPA-E, and NASA, and aims to revolutionize both clean energy and interplanetary travel using fusion propulsion technology.
|Chantilly, VA USA
|Electricity generation, industrial heat, fusion propulsion
|Inertial Fusion Energy
|Hypervelocity Gradient Field Fusion (HGFF)
|Potentially all fusion fuels starting with DT
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Sources: Company website, Fusion Industry Association Annual Report 2022