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Focus Fusion: Lawrenceville Plasma Physics
May 1st, 2012 11:30am New York/ 8:30am San Francisco/ 5:30pm Paris- Frankfurt
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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc. is a high-tech research and development corporation specializing in applications of plasma physics, including fusion power and intense X-ray sources.
LPPs lead project is the development of an inherently clean fusion energy generator using a device called the dense plasma focus (DPF) and hydrogen-boron fuel, an approach we call "Focus Fusion." This work was initially funded by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is now backed by over forty private investors including the Abell Foundation of Baltimore. LPP's patented technology and peer-reviewed science will guide the design of a compact, environmentally safe and virtually unlimited source of energy that would be at least ten times cheaper than any existing sources. Our research team has already achieved major experimental milestones, including the achievement of plasma confinement at energies equivalent to two billion degrees, high enough to fuse hydrogen and boron.
LPP intends to win the race for this ultimate energy prize by demonstrating the scientific feasibility of Focus Fusion at their laboratory in Middlesex, NJ. Non-exclusive licenses to government agencies and manufacturing partners will aim to ensure rapid adoption of Focus Fusion generators as the primary source of electrical power worldwide.
Guest Speaker: Derek Shannon, Director of Business Development
Derek Shannon has been involved with Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) since 2005 and now serves as Director of Business Development while supporting lab operations (aka high voltage guinea pig). He received his BS in Geobiology from Caltech in 2002, where he was president of the Mars Society chapter. He hopes Focus Fusion technology will accelerate the race to the Red Planet in addition to providing environmental benefits on Earth. In 2006 he received an MS in Geobiology and Astrobiology from USC, along with a certificate in technology commercialization from the USC Marshall School of Business. He has experience working with start-ups pursuing a variety of truly disruptive breakthroughs, from high strength nanomaterials to maglev transit and artificial intelligence. He was a project manager and "AI Psychologist" at AdaptiveAI in Playa del Rey, CA before joining LPP full-time in September 2010 for the final push for fusion feasibility.
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