Learn About Fusion Energy
Discover what fusion energy is, how it works, and how it compares to other energy sources.
By 2050, the global population is projected to grow to 9.7 billion.
Today’s energy systems can’t keep up.
That’s because our existing energy sources are either environmentally unsustainable, economically inequitable or cyber insecure.
To meet the world’s growing demand for energy now and in the future, we need to accelerate our transition to sustainable, affordable, safe, and abundant energy sources.
That will require a breakthrough in clean energy.
Fusion power is the answer.
But what is it & how does it work?
Every day you see fusion power in action. That’s because our sun (and every star in the sky) uses nuclear fusion to power itself for millions or even billions of years.
Here’s how. At extreme temperatures and pressures, hydrogen atoms collide and “fuse,” releasing vast amounts of energy in the process. That energy powers the world.
Future fusion power plants will recreate the same fusion reaction as our sun does, and capture that power so it can be distributed safely, sustainably, and affordably to the grid.
With fusion power, we can reverse climate change, achieve energy justice, and help every country become energy independent.the following priorities for accelerating fusion energy.
Why We’re So Excited About Fusion.
Fusion produces no harmful emissions or meltdowns.
Fusion power plants will replace the smog-producing fossil fuels enveloping our cities and communities around the world. It’s emissions-free energy with no threat of nuclear meltdowns.
Fusion fuel has a power density that’s 10 million times greater than fossil fuels.
This means virtually limitless power and no risk of nuclear material falling into the hands of those seeking to proliferate atomic weapons.
Fusion energy = Energy justice.
Nearly 2 billion people live without electricity. Abundant fusion energy can help elevate families and communities out of poverty, while also increasing health and security. And countries that adopt fusion power will create a new, prosperous industry of clean energy jobs, and scientific leadership.
Fusion is well suited for other energy-intensive operations.
Even today, advancements in fusion research are keeping people healthy and safe. Technologies for advanced cancer treatment and medical isotopes, and next-generation national security scanners have already been deployed. Fusion will also serve a vital role in space power and propulsion, creating exciting opportunities in space exploration.
Commercial fusion is closer than ever.
Ninety-three percent of private fusion companies believe fusion power will reach the grid in or before the 2030s.
And for the first generation in history, these companies are playing a leading role, thanks to the efforts of thousands of scientists and researchers that came before, such as the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in the U.S. that achieved a fusion reaction generating more energy than it consumed in December 2022.
At the Fusion Industry Association, we strongly believe that there has never been a better time to become a member of FIA and participate in the global fusion economy.
Intro To Fusion Videos
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Fusion In The Media
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Binge-Worthy Fusion Videos
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GLOBAL FUSION ENERGY REPORT
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- Leading scientific approaches among fusion companies
- Detailed profiles of today’s fusion players
- The state of fusion investment
- Selected investors in fusion, including Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Google
“Essential reading for anyone interested in the fusion industry.”
–Andrew Holland, CEO, Fusion Industry Association