INFUSE Program Awards Fusion Industry Association Members Grants for Research

INFUSE Program Awards Fusion Industry Association Members Grants for Research

On October 15, the Department of Energy announced the results of the first competition for awards from the Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) public-private partnership program. FIA is proud that, of the 12 grants awarded, 11 went to FIA member companies. These grants, awarded to five different fusion companies, will enable our companies to…

Nuclear Fusion Could Rescue the Planet From Climate Catastrophe

Nuclear Fusion Could Rescue the Planet From Climate Catastrophe

About two dozen private companies around the world are working to harness a transformative energy technology that could rescue the planet from climate catastrophe. One is using space in an old factory that’s home to a mothballed U.S. Department of Energy-funded research machine in Cambridge, Mass.

Fusion Soon-ish

Fusion Soon-ish

Nuclear fusion: It’s the ultimate energy source. Fusion powers the Sun and all the other stars. It is what makes the sunshine that powers photosynthesis, the basis of the planet’s entire food chain. Fusion reactions generate zero emissions and minimal radiation. And the hydrogen that fuels them is the most abundant element in nature. “It’s…

Fusing the future—a power struggle

Fusing the future—a power struggle

IN THIS week’s Babbage, Alok Jha, our science correspondent, investigates a technology that could solve all of the world’s energy problems in a stroke—nuclear fusion. From Iter, the world’s largest collaborative fusion experiment, to private start-ups, he talks to the organisations racing to be first to create fusion power. Could the long-promised dream of nuclear fusion—to…