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Safe fusion technology for sustainable baseload energy

fusion energy

Our Technology

Boron is safe, plentiful and non-radioactive. As a fusion fuel, Boron is incredibly energy-dense and boasts dramatically lower environmental impact compared to fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, or wind.

Our approach – Proton Fast Ignition – reduces to achievable levels the heat and energy requirements needed to initiate fusion. Using fuel pellets the size of a pea, pulsed once per second, our laser-Boron power plant will generate electricity using a conventional steam cycle.

About Laser Boron Fusion

Plentiful, non-radioactive fuel

The most abundant, environmentally-friendly energy source

Suitable for global deployment; no proliferation risk

Complements existing grid infrastructure

How It Works

HB11 Energy’s approach to fusion energy uses arrays of nanosecond and picosecond lasers to compress and ignite a fusion fuel pellet at around 1 Hz. Energy from fusion is converted to electricity, powering its own laser system and feeding baseload AC electricity into the grid.

About Us

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, we’re a global team of scientists, engineers, managers and entrepreneurs. We are laser builders, computer modelers and materials scientists. Our physics team includes four winners of the Edward Teller Award for pioneering research in thermonuclear fusion. From plasma to politics, we’re dedicated to realizing fusion for the global energy transition.

It’s not enough to merely generate energy. A fusion power plant must be absolutely safe and reliable for decades. It must be globally deployable (and, as such, cannot require restricted fuels like Tritium). Our R&D program is guided by the need for practical energy transition technology, so we focus on Laser Boron fusion.

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Our Research

Building on the legacy of our founder, Professor Heinrich Hora, HB11 Energy is advancing the development of non-thermal ignition in Laser Boron Fusion.

Our research focuses on using a highly targeted proton beam to ignite a hot spot in dynamically compressed Boron fuel – leading to a propagating high-gain burn of the fuel – and harnessing the energy released to drive a power plant.

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