HB11 Energy conducts experiment at Prague Asterix Laser System (PALS)

It’s been a busy month for HB11 Energy with many of our Science Team at the Prague Asterix Laser System (PALS), Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The experiment will gain an understanding of the material properties of boron nitride under extreme conditions created by the world’s highest power lasers. This is a key piece of the scientific puzzle required to understand hydrogen-boron fusion, and also provides input for codes to accurately simulate the quantum physics that happens in less than one trillionth of a second after… Read More

HB11 Energy invited to speak at International Boron Symposium 2022

International Boron Symposium 2022

With the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion in Catania now concluded, we look towards the International Boron Symposium (BORON2022), to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from October 5-7, 2022. HB11 Energy’s Financial Director, Jan Kirchhoff, has been invited to speak at the Symposium. Jointly hosted by Turkish Energy and the Nuclear and Mineral Research Agency Boron Research Institute, the main goal of BORON 2022 is to discuss the recent advances in industrial applications of boron and its related compounds, R&D and P&D activities and the strategic usage areas of boron. More… Read More

Dr. Warren McKenzie provides reality check on final day of 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion

On Day 4 – the final day of the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion – HB11 Energy M.D., Dr. Warren McKenzie, delivered the closing address. In essence, Dr. McKenzie provided a reality check about what needs to be achieved by the scientific community before hydrogen-boron fusion can be used to produce clean energy. Despite the fact that engineering will be far simpler than DT-based fusion efforts once fusion gain can be achieved, there’s still much to be done. Dr. McKenzie used HB11 Energy’s Technoeconomic model to paint the picture. It shows… Read More

HB11 Energy’s collaborators from Deakin University features in Day 3 of the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion

Day 3 of the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion featured three of HB11 Energy’s collaborators from Deakin University – Prof. Ian Chen, Dr. Qiran Cai and Dr. Srikanth Mateti. The three scientists shared their experiences with two dimensional materials made from boron – nanosheets and also nanotubes – as well as thin films in applications ranging from hydrogen storage, battery technology and even spinning out a Unicorn company making boron-nitride nanotubes. They explained that HB11’s fusion fuel is micro-structured and target-designed, ready to be hit with a high power laser. They… Read More

Opening Day 2 of the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion was Prof. Katarzyna Batani discussing ProbonoH2020

Opening Day 2 of the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion was Prof. Katarzyna Batani discussing ProbonoH2020 – an EU Horizon 2020 COST* program designed to build a research community with the critical mass to make proton boron fusion a practical reality. HB11 Energy is a founding partner of ProbonoH2020, which connects partners from 25 countries including many of HB11’s existing collaborators. Also on Day 2, M.D. Dr. Warren McKenzie is flying the flag for HB11 Energy with a talk titled: ‘Building Public-Private Partnerships for Proton-Boron Fusion’. Dr. McKenzie explains that his… Read More

Prof. Tom Mehlhorn leads HB11 Energy talks on Day 1 of International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion

HB11 Energy’s Prof. Tom Mehlhorn, today led the way on Day 1 of the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion in Catania Italy, giving a talk on The ‘Hybrid’ Approach to Proton-Boron Inertial Fusion. A member of the HB11 Scientific Advisory Board, Prof. Mehlhorn is trailblazing our simulation effort. His ‘Hybrid-burn’ concept is a new scheme to increase reaction rates. It builds on the non-thermal equilibrium burn concept pioneered by HB11 Founder, Prof. Heinrich Hora, with the reaction now enhanced by similar inertial confinement fusion approaches developed for the National Ignition Facility… Read More

HB11 Energy heads international workshop

HB11 Energy is an Official Partner of the 2nd International Workshop on Proton-Boron Fusion being held this month from September 5-8, 2022 in Catania Italy. The company has some 20 team members and collaborators attending and/or speaking at the event. Speakers include members of the HB11 Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Tom Mehlhorn and Prof. Dieter Hoffmann, Managing Director Dr. Warren McKenzie and collaborators from Deakin University including Dr. Srikanth Mateti, Prof. Ying Chen and Dr. Qiran Cai. Dr. Mehlhorn is HB11 Energy’s leading theoretican. Other respected members of the HB11 Team, including… Read More

Former ANSTO CEO Dr. Adi Paterson joins HB11 Energy board to champion petawatt laser cause “equivalent to the moon landing”

Australia’s first laser fusion energy company HB11 Energy has appointed the former CEO of Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Dr. Adi Paterson as a Non-Executive Director (NED). Dr. Paterson is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading figures in nuclear science and technology, and joins as NED following several months already spent alongside the world’s luminary laser and fusion energy experts on HB11 Energy’s scientific advisory board. His appointment will include championing the important findings of HB11 collaborators in a key new scientific paper.  This work emphasises the importance of building petawatt laser research infrastructure in … Read More

Prof. Hora and Dr. Mckenzie named among the nation’s Top 100 Innovators

Honored that our Scientific Director Prof. Heinrich Hora and Managing Director, Dr.Warren McKenzie, have been named by The Australian among the nation’s Top 100 Innovators for our work here at HB11 Energy. As David Swan, Editor of The List, stated: “Amid an increasingly uncertain economic, environmental and geopolitical landscape, these are the future-makers who are hiring the next generation of talent and building the foundations for what our country can – and should – become.” Read The List: Australia’s Top 100 Innovators 2022

HB11 Energy appoints Prof. Dimitri Batani as Lead Scientist

Professor Dimitri Batani (University of Bordeaux and CELIA, France; Plasma Physics Group, University of Milano; Ph.D. in Physics University of Pisa, 1990) has been appointed as Lead Scientist for HB11 Energy. Prof. Batani has always been focused on the physics of laser-produced plasmas and has been involved in many of the early demonstrations of non-thermal fusion with lasers. As Lead Scientist for HB11 Energy, he is now responsible for the scientific strategy intended to get HB11 to Net Energy Gain. This involves submitting experimental proposals to laser facilities to receive allocated ‘laser… Read More