General Fusion, based in Burnaby, Canada, is developing fusion technology to generate cheap, safe and plentiful energy without greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, or radioactive waste.

Magnetic Target Fusion

General Fusion’s approach is based on “magnetized target fusion” concepts first developed about 30 years ago. This approach is a hybrid of traditional “magnetic fusion” and “inertial confinement fusion”. In MTF, a compact toroid, or donut-shaped magnetized plasma, is compressed mechanically by an imploding conductive shell, heating the plasma to fusion conditions. MTF’s advantages stem from its hybrid nature. MTF uses some magnetic field to confine the plasma, allowing for slower compression using mechanical systems. Magnetic fields in MTF are short-lived, avoiding complex plasma sustainment technologies.

General Fusion’s patent-pending fusion technology involves the equipment needed to contain and compress the plasma, and the systems needed to manage the process.

Nuclear fusion is a process in which hydrogen atoms are fused together to form helium. This reaction releases significant amounts of heat, which can be used to generate electricity using traditional steam turbines. The necessary isotopes of hydrogen can be extracted from seawater and derived from lithium, resulting in a ubiquitous source of fuel and providing a nearly endless supply of clean energy.

General Fusion is a Canadian venture capital-backed company led by a team of experienced physicists and technology development experts. General Fusion works with government, institutional and industrial partners and consultants to develop a full-scale proof-of-concept fusion generator to demonstrate a system net gain – something that traditional approaches have yet to achieve.

Nuclear fusion power plants produce electricity without incurring the dangers associated with nuclear fission.

General Fusion News

Veteran Director Appointed Chairman of General Fusion

VANCOUVER, CANADA – August 13, 2020 – Today, General Fusion announced the appointment of Klaas de Boer as Chairman of its Board of Directors. This appointment coincides with the arrival of new institutional investors backing the Company’s program to commercialize...

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General Fusion Brings in More Large Global Investors

Additional capital accelerating completion of Fusion Demonstration Plant VANCOUVER, Canada (22 July 2020): General Fusion announced today that it has closed additional financing in support of its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) program. Highlighting this new...

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General Fusion enters strategic partnership with Hatch

Global engineering firm invests in General Fusion and prototype programVANCOUVER, Canada (9 January 2020): General Fusion announced today that it has entered into an industrial partnership with Hatch Ltd. (Hatch) to bring power plant engineering and other...

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