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

Australia could be the Saudi Arabia of clean energy, powering the world

Thank you to Sydney Morning Herald for the mention of HB11 Energy in their article: Australia could be the Saudi Arabia of clean energy, powering the world “From a project at the University of New South Wales that uses old tires and coffee grounds to smelt steel, to Sydney-based HB11 Energy, which was recently awarded A$22 million to develop Australia’s sovereign nuclear fusion program, startups are being founded in new energy and climate-change related industries.” Read full article here: Australia could be the Saudi Arabia of clean energy, powering the world

HB11 Energy Scientific Article published in Laser and Particle Beams Special Issue

After putting out a ‘Call for Papers’ following a very popular seminar series run by HB11 Energy last year, a scientific article relevant to the company has been published in Laser and Particle Beams Special Issue – Advances In the Study of Laser-Driven Proton-Boron Fusion. Written by Fabio Belloni, Faculty of Engineering UNSW, who hosted one of our seminars in September 2021, the article’s Abstract states that: “Proton-boron fusion would offer considerable advantages for the purpose of energy production as the reaction is aneutronic and does not involve radioactive species.” Read the… Read More

HB11 Energy awarded $22m laser project to build sovereign nuclear fusion energy capabilities

Australia’s first laser fusion energy company HB11 Energy will launch a $22 million project to develop the next-generation high-power lasers needed to create a multi-billion dollar nuclear fusion energy industry from Australia, and export this capability to the world. The HB11 Energy project forms part of a $50 million Trailblazer grant awarded to the University of Adelaide and University of New South Wales under the “Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability” bid. It comprises a $6 million grant and $16 million in contributions from partners. HB11 Energy will assist with the… Read More

World-first: HB11 Energy demonstrates nuclear fusion using a laser

Australia’s first fusion energy company HB11 Energy has demonstrated a world-first ‘material’ number of fusion reactions by a private company, producing ten times more fusion reactions than expected based on earlier experiments at the same facility. HB11 Energy’s world-first results were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Applied Sciences, and demonstrate non-thermal fusion of hydrogen and boron-11 using high-power lasers. This approach was predicted in the 1970’s at UNSW by Australian theoretical physicist and HB11 Energy co-founder, Professor Heinrich Hora, and differs radically from most other fusion efforts to date that require… Read More

White Paper: The case for petawatt laser research infrastructure in Australia

High peak-power “Petawatt” lasers drive extreme light-matter interactions to generate plasmas and particle/photon jets with conditions of temperature, electric and magnetic fields strengths only otherwise found in extreme astrophysical events (centre of stars, supernova explosions, binary star accretion, edge of black holes). They have opened the field of high-energy-density physics, including many new opportunities for scientific research and applications, from compact particle accelerators to clean fusion energy generation. The significance of these opportunities led the inventors of the key technology behind high-peak-power lasers to win the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. The… Read More

Prof. Hora presents at the 42nd International Workshop on High Energy Density Physics with Intense Ion and Laser and Beams

Scientific Director of HB11 Energy, Prof. Heinrich Hora, has presented at the 42nd International Workshop on High Energy Density Physics with Intense Ion and Laser and Beams (PHEDM-Hirschegg Workshop 2022). Originally due to take place at Darmstaedter Haus in Hirschegg, Austria, this year’s Workshop  was moved online and took place between January 31 – February 4.  Prof. Hora’s presentation was titled: ‘Lower Than Thermal Pressures for Laser Driven Fusion Ignition’

‘Advances in the Study of Laser-Driven Proton-Boron Fusion’ Special Issue – Call for Papers

Following a very popular seminar series run by HB11 Energy, a special ‘Laser and Particle Beams’ Issue on one of the world’s largest fully open access journal publishers has been initiated and a ‘Call for Papers’ relevant to the topic: ‘Advances in the Study of Laser-Driven Proton-Boron Fusion’. Submission deadline is 18 March 2022 and Publication Date is July 2022.