Commonwealth Fusion Systems

 

the company

Commonwealth Fusion Systems is bottling the power of stars to generate emission-free electricity on Earth.

the mission

Build a real ARC reactor. Then build thousands of them. 

the product

Commonwealth Fusion Systems is building fusion power plants that combine decades of theoretical research with material science innovations to make the "holy grail" of energy achievable, affordable and available by 2030. 

 

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i dig it - here's why...

Fusion is the process that powers the stars. It's the most abundant source of energy in the universe. Commonwealth Fusion Systems has developed technologies like super powerful magnets and superconducting materials that can make recreating that star power on Earth a reality. Bringing fusion to market would be the creation of the last source of energy the world will ever need. 

 

HERE's the deal

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ONE BARREL OF WATER

A MAGNETIC OPPORTUNITY

A fusion reactor allows you to turn one barrel of water (and a little bit of lithium) into the energy equivalent of 750 barrels of oil.

Commonwealth Fusion Systems technology uses high temperature superconducting magnets that are already proven to generate magnetic fields strong enough to lift the equivalent of 204 Statues of Liberty (that's about 20 Tesla). These magnets generate the force to contain the plasma created in Commonwealth Fusion's power plant. 

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BOTTLING THE POWER OF THE SUN

Creating a fusion reaction requires superheating Hydrogen gas to form plasma and creating powerful magnetic fields to keep those gases in a plasma state. The energy generated from fusing atoms together in the plasma state would be used to create steam and power turbines -- like a conventional power plant. 

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THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

Energy demand is expected to grow from 8000 Gigawatts to over 30,000 Gigawatts by 2050. That power will serve a population of nearly 10 billion people and will need to be either renewable or nuclear if the world is to avoid the catastrophic effects of significant climate change. According to the International Energy Agency, nuclear power could be 10% of the world's energy supply by 2050. With Commonwealth Fusion Systems' technology, that number could be a lot higher. 

 

ACT

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