AL_A reveals plans for world’s first magnetised fusion power plant

AL_A reveals plans for world’s first magnetised fusion power plant

Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A is partnering with Canadian energy company General Fusion to design a pioneering power plant that will use nuclear fusion. The prototype plant will act as a demonstration facility for the technology, which uses hydrogen as fuel, with onsite facilities for experts and the general public to visit.

OpEd: Fusion energy needs smart federal government regulation

OpEd: Fusion energy needs smart federal government regulation

On October 6, 2020, FIA Director Andrew Holland published the below article in the Washington Times. Fusion energy needs smart federal government regulation Must demonstrate regulatory certainty for the future fusion industry Creating new sources of sustainable, reliable and zero-carbon energy is a critical national security question and may prove to be an existential threat…

Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

Scientists have long sought to harness fusion as an inexhaustible and carbon-free energy source. Within the past few years, groundbreaking high-temperature superconductor technology (HTS) sparked a new vision for achieving practical fusion energy. This approach, known as the high-field pathway to fusion, aims to generate fusion in compact devices on a shorter timescale and lower…

Investments in privately funded fusion ventures grow`

Investments in privately funded fusion ventures grow`

The old adage is that fusion power is 30 years away and always will be. The timeline envisioned by the international collaboration for ITER—the colossal, $25 billion–plus reactor under construction in France—is only a little shorter than that. Attaining the first sustained fusion reaction, or burning plasma, is scheduled to occur in 2035 at the earliest….

Fusion energy needs smart federal government regulation

Fusion energy needs smart federal government regulation

Creating new sources of sustainable, reliable and zero-carbon energy is a critical national security question and may prove to be an existential threat to humanity. Investors are rushing to fund clean-tech startups that promise to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Perhaps the most transformative of those new, clean energy technologies is fusion energy.