Commonwealth Fusion Systems

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Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems is an American company aiming to build a compact fusion power plant based on the ARC fusion reactor tokamak concept.[1] The company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was founded as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC).[2] It has received more than $75 million in funding from a number of investors including Eni [3] and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.[4] The company will first focus on proving new yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) magnet technology and constructing the smaller demonstration SPARC tokamak, before building a power plant based on the ARC design.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power". MIT News. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ Tollefson, Jeff (9 March 2018). "MIT launches multimillion-dollar collaboration to develop fusion energy". Nature. pp. 294–295. doi:10.1038/d41586-018-02966-3. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ Devlin, Hannah (9 March 2018). "Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists". the Guardian. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ Rathi, Akshat (September 26, 2018). "In search of clean energy, investments in nuclear-fusion startups are heating up". Quartz. Retrieved February 4, 2019.