This would tend to make oil and gas largely redundant, so maybe the team can get the oil and gas companies to invest in the development. However, if they do, 'cheap' electricity would be a fantasy.
Great news. I hope they hurry up. On the upside they should be plenty motivated to keep up the momentum, because once the patent runs out, they'll be gifting this concept to whoever wants to run with it.
Wouldn't this reaction produce carbon 12 ? We could burn that !!!
Bob Stuart
When they say only that they don't need Tritium, I assume that they use Deuterium. Unfortunately, such reactions have always lost some neutrons, which turn the apparatus into radioactive waste, a deadly stain that can only be slowed, not contained. Nuclear physics are fascinating, but we already are sent all the power we can use from the reactor that is 93,000,000 miles from the nearest elementary school.
Zacariah Heim
For those poopooing this - B11 - p reactions do not rely on Deuterium or Tritium. These are Aneutronic fusion reactions and can take place with simple aneutronic protons. Generally these is no such thing as truly aneutronic protons, however the general level of neutrons in the device will not increase over time, or cause the system to become radioactive over-time.

This is great research :) and very welcomed!
@Worzel, If the oil & gas companies were to "invest" (buy out) in this company, it's guaranteed that the invention will be shelved, to never resurface ever again. The oil&gas industry has already shelved many competing technologies in the past.
I wonder why lasers. Seems if you want to accelerate a bunch of hydrogen ions you could just use a small proton accelerator and some electromagnetic focusing.
Ryan Gibbons
Bob you are wrong. The article clearly states regular hydrogen is being used.
Ryan Gibbons
Solar energy is amazing but we want something energy dense and portable that works regardless of the weather. Right Bob!?
Whatever happened to the small fusion reactor Lockheed Martin was working on? This is exciting news!