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Article Four

ARTICLE FOUR                                      


   “ Thermonuclear Fusion Energy: A 'Green Fuel' ”


In Article Two, we learned about the origin and popular meaning of the terms “green fuel” or “green energy”.  In this article, we will learn how one very special “green fuel” has the unique capability of producing other “green fuels” different from itself, yet make a significant contribution to other sectors of our fast-track demand economy. 


The plasma fuel blanket is both sustainable and self-sustaining once ignition takes place under optimum temperature and operating pressure conditions.  Once the fuel plasma blanket reaches its self-sustaining burn status, plasma physicists will be in attendance tosiphon off excess heat from the fuel blanket and maintain the fuel components at optimum operating conditions by removal and purification process directly adjacent to the fuel chamber itself, and immediate re-use in the fuel chamber itself.


Thermonuclear fusion energy technology is especially unique in its ability to generate plentiful commercial electricity in much larger capacity plants than our largest thermonuclear fission plants of today, but also produce other “green fuels” and “alternative fuels” as by-products that can aide in environmental clean-up and restoration while providing the U.S.A. with ~87% of its fast-track energy demands.


During off-peak electricity demands can be anticipated, alternative clean green hydrogen can be produced from thermonuclear fusion energy powerplant technology because these powerplants will operate well above the 950° C. required to split water molecules into its components O and H2. 


Because the hydrogen will be split off from high-temperature steam and not from a fossil fuel, it will be ~100% pure and can then be placed into reinforced steel canisters and made ready for transport to filling stations, or be distributed through regular supply lines as liquid hydrogen as is natural gas presently distributed throughout the United States, or the hydrogen may be shipped to distribution centers to replenish hydrogen-filled fuel cells that energize cars, municipal buses, municipal vehicles, SUVs, passenger cars, light trucks.  Frozen liquid hydrogen is already the fuel of choice at U.S. NASA Space Program.   Several jet airplane manufacturers such as Boeing and AireBus are experimenting with liquid hydrogen as the fuel of choice for near-term jet model engines.  Together, those energy sectors represent more than 87% of the U.S.A.’s economy!


With thermonuclear fusion energy technology online for its primary electricity generating capacity, the United States could make a huge contribution to promoting worldwide “green energy” and be a leader in conserving precious environmental resources, all the while reducing the atmosphere’s carbon load caused by humankind's activities resulting in many chronic and terminal illnesses causally-related to burning fossil fuels.


Moreover, with thermonuclear fusion energy technology online for powerplant electricity generation, the hydrogen economy could be born and provide a self-sustaining nearly closed-loop of “green sustainable energy” ushering in America’s “green economy” without involving any other nation or foreign state.  The only waste-product from the hydrogen fuel as a by-product of thermonuclear fusion energy would be water from engine condensation.


With thermonuclear fusion energy technology online, every U.S. economic sector benefits and everyone wins!


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Author: Diane A. Davis, Founder and CEO

The International Institute For Thermonuclear Fusion Energy Education, R&D, Regulation, Technology And Public Policy, Inc.