MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program
Home | MIT Sloan Fellows | Leadership Blog
MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems are forging the future of energy Posted on

Fusion power is a carbon-free, combustion-free source of energy that uses fusion reactions to produce heat for electricity generation—and it may well be the way we power our future lives. Read about how it works.

THE NORTH FACE NORTH Base Camp THE Lite Flip-Flop Women's B01HHLYOBA Women's Parent 9ea3e6c -

Visualization by Ken Filar, PSFC research affiliate

Although, it has been the dream of energy researchers for years, fusion power remained out of reach because of the investment necessary to develop it for practical use. MIT has just announced, however, that it is putting fusion power on the fast track. With $50 million from an Italian energy investor, the Institute and the new private company Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) are preparing to launch a rapid research program leading to the development of a working pilot plant within 15 years.

The project was conceived by MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) researchers Robert Mumgaard SM ’15, PhD ’15 (now the CEO of CFS), Dan Brunner, PhD ’13, Brandon Sorbom, PhD ’17, and Zach Hartwig PhD ’14, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT. Director Dennis Whyte and Deputy Director Martin Greenwald will lead the effort, which will include a broad interdisciplinary team.

We need a new approach

Mitigating global climate change, Hartwig told MIT News, will require new sources of zero-carbon energy on a very fast track. “We are going to need a completely new approach to ensure that fusion energy can be a significant part of the solution. The hard reality of climate change is that every single nation that has ever industrialized and made a better life for its citizens did so at the expense of the climate. There is, at present, simply no other way to do this than to dump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels for energy.”

THE NORTH FACE NORTH Base Camp THE Lite Flip-Flop Women's B01HHLYOBA Women's Parent 9ea3e6c

CFS will join the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) as part of the new university-industry partnership designed to bolster MIT research and teaching on the science of fusion. MIT President L. Rafael Reif described the project launch as an important historical moment. “Advances in superconducting magnets have put fusion energy potentially within reach, offering the prospect of a safe, carbon-free energy future,” he said. “As humanity confronts the rising risks of climate disruption, I am thrilled that MIT is joining with industrial allies, both longstanding and new, to run full-speed toward this transformative vision for our shared future on Earth.”


Comments are closed.

WULIFANG Girls New Retro Mid Round Cross Hollow Soft Pea Shoes. B07GZDPL7V ParentFantasia Boutique Ladies Leather Slip On Moccasins Comfortable Flat Tassel Low Heel Wide Fit Loafer Shoes B074SV69F1 ParentBillabong 2016 Ladies Zoey Flip Flops Maldive W9FF01 B0198EA77E ParentFulltime(TM) Women's Sandals, Women Casual Summer Flat Wedge Heel Open Toe Ankle Strap Sandals Flip Flops B01JFMRLFU ParentIsotoner Women's Yoga flip Flops B07B9M1VB4 Parent , SCLOTHS women's flip flops High-heeled Rough with summer A font B07B9V9JKS Parent , Sandals Women's Flip Flops Flat Heel Synthetic Material Comfortable Slipper,C,37 B07FDY6MPF ParentITTXTTI Women's Sandals Summer New Sandals Flat Thongs Shoes Wild Sandals Sandals Sandals, Women's, 38, Leaves... B07FGFD9GR ParentFlip Flops HUYP Student Pinch Beach Sandals Female Summer Flat With Fashion (Capacity : 37) B07GCGKR3Y Parent , Minetom® Women Roman Vintage Suede Leather Peep Toe Flats Sandals Low Heel Thong Flip Flop Summer Ankle Strap... B07D1LKRXZ ParentWomen Shoes, Bestoppen Women Ladies Autumn Shoes Fashion Ankle Solid Tassels Leather Romon Single Shoes B07GZL12JD ParentWomen Summer Sandals, Bestoppen Women Fashion High Heels Ankel Sandals Flip Flops Ladies Casual Open Toe Buckle... B07CFQLHHT Parent , Flip Flop Women’s Plateau Cross Python Platform Sandals B074L65PKY Parent , Bestoppen Women Ladies Lovely Peep Toe Low Heel Flat Roman Sandal Shoes Casual Summer Holiday Beach Slip On Flip... B078MFYLL9 Parent , CAFèNOIR Women's Sandal Thong Sandals B00PJRBY0O ParentSanuk Women's Yoga Sling 2 Sp17 (39 M EU / 8 B(M) US, Liberty) B07BV3ZX9S ParentSCLOTHS Flip Flops women's summer Thick with Non-slip Outer wear High heel B07D6J2H7X Parent , A35 Harr Flat Thong Sandals - Silver B07FQP31LK Parent , Birkenstock Women’s Gizeh Birko-Flor 0 B01NBNHLTB ParentMens Formal Dinner Suit Dress Wedding Shoes Black Patent Size 9 B008GEFURU ParentHey Dude Shoes Men's Wally Classic Jet Black UK8 / EU42 B06XKYHJH1 Parent2018, Men's Business Shoes Smooth PU Leather Splice Upper Slip-on Breathable Mesh Oxfords (Color : White, Size... B07FJMZK75 Parent , Gentleman/Lady XUELIZHOU Men's Business Shoes B07GNCCVDT Parent Fine processing Stylish and charming Elegant and stable packaging , Red Herring Men Black Leather 'Noah' Derby Shoes B07GV4DHY4 ParentXiaojuan-shoes, Men's Casual Business Oxford Fashion Crocodile Print Stitching Outsole Patent Leather Brogue Shoes... B07H1YXGQQ Parentyalanshop The water drilling high-heel shoes comfortable and versatile high-heel shoes tip color water drilling... B07CCN7MNW ParentAIMENGA Increased Men'S Shoes Men'S Pu Increased Men'S Shoes Business Dress With Pu Shoes Wedding Shoes B07HN63QRZ Parent , Clarks 3075-37G Interior Cheer Grey Mens Slippers B0765BJ23S ParentRed Tape Louth, Men's Brogue B00YAJHQ8G ParentNew Balance Numeric Skateboarding - Brown B06XSCYR5B Parent
  • Most Popular
  • Related Sites
  • Bookmarks

      THE NORTH FACE NORTH Base Camp THE Lite Flip-Flop Women's B01HHLYOBA Women's Parent 9ea3e6c -

  • Categories
  • Archives