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#31 Thrackerzod

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:33

whether or not it's cheap. it'll be nearly limitless for our purposes and with almost no pollution.

 

With bonus helium thrown into the deal.




#32 XerXis

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:47

With fusion power yous still need fission reactors to produce deuterium, tritium and possibly other fuels, and it's quite possible that fission power used alone will still be more economical.

 

I disagree; deuterium is available in abundance and can easily be "harvested". Tritium (while very scarce at the moment) could be created inside the tokamak generator using Lithium. No need for fusion reactors there. of course, they will probably be more economical (at least, untill it get's harder to find radioactive fuel)