Company Debunks DARPA Source
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
“We would like to update our past posts regarding aneutronic fusion generators made by Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Inc (LPP for short). We have came across an additional information and have determined that LPP Inc., contrary to our earlier report, does not and has not produced, exported or sold ANY aneutronic fusion generators, for $70,000 or for any other price. It is an R&D firm seeking to develop such aneutronic generators.
Provided adequate funding, which it is seeking but has not obtained yet (as of Feb 2013), it expects such generators to be possible within five years. Once developed, LPP estimates that the generators could cost about $300,000 apiece for a 5 MW unit.
In addition we have checked and determined with our sources that LPP has in fact never received funding from DARPA or the DOD generally. They were funded by NASA from 1994-2001 for aneutronic fusion space propulsion.
The dense plasma focus devices in Iran, which the Iranians built themselves, are experimental devices, not power generators. Iran is indeed devoting some effort to aneutronic fusion, but, like LPP, has not achieved success as of yet. The agreement that LPP announced last year with the Plasma Physics Research Center in Tehran is purely a collaboration to publish scientific papers, which is allowed under the US sanctions against Iran.
These aneutronic fusion devices cannot be used to produce weapons. More about this process can be seen here. LPP is very open about its work and many of its papers, processes and advances in science can be found at their site. One of the initiatives they have announced promotes fusion for peace.”