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.

Good Night Toe Women's Summer 27487 Casual Clip Toe Slide Sandals Slippers Beach Thong Flip Flops Slippers B07CCZS1BW Parent f5d0d8c -

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.”

Good Night Toe Women's Summer 27487 Casual Clip Toe Slide Sandals Slippers Beach Thong Flip Flops Slippers B07CCZS1BW Parent f5d0d8c

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.

AARZ LONDON Womens Ladies Comfort Casual Office Work Loafer Moccasins Closed Toe Flat Slip On Shoes Size B07BCGWP2W ParentAmboss Women's Fashion Sandals 9 B007SLV9VS ParentZAMME Women Summer Flats Beaded Beach Flip Flops Back Zipper B07BTL9FYZ ParentSlipper Footwear Sandals Genuine Leather Thick Bottom Muffin Cake Wild Outer Wear PU (2 Colors, 5 Sizes Available... B07CG76MPP ParentFlip Flops Havaianas Women's Sandals B07CGB18X6 Parent , Ipanema Glam Chic Fem 82398 B07DNHN881 ParentSCLOTHS summer women's flip flop slippers Thick bottom waterproof Slope Non-slip High heel B07FDD1HJZ ParentSandals Summer Women Flip Flops Flowers Decoration Slipper Non-Slip, Yellow,36 B07FDXVN7M Parent , Stonefly 110497 Flip Flops Women Brown 35 B07G7H3SBG ParentFlip Flops HUYP Simple Personality Non-slip Sandals Fashion Flat With Beach Slippers (Size : 37) B07GKYTPRY ParentFlip Flops HUYP Fashion Student Ladies Wild Beach Slippers Non-slip Personality Sandals (Size : 38) B07GKZ4864 Parent , Holster Atlantis T Bar White HST208C B06ZXXXZMD Parent , VEMOW 2018 Spring Summer Sandals for Teen Girls Ladies Women Fashion Peep Toe Cross Flat Gladiator Roman Shoes... B07BLPHMM5 Parent , Flip Flops HUYP Gray Beach Shoes Ladies Summer Couple Men And Women Men (Size : 41) B07GN89KPZ Parent , Sandals, Women Women Flip Flops Hollow Wedge Slipper Sexy High Heel Shoes Ladies Party Beach Summer Slipper B07D9F3SSD Parent , Women’s Summer Flat Slippers Ultra-Soft Faux Fox Fur Hair Slipper, Ladies Fluffy Plush Slip On Flip Flops Toless B07C89PJS8 ParentMan's/Woman's Betula Energy Womens Thongs B00MWN5SR8 Parent High security real valueMen/Women Inuovo Women's Sandals 6127 B016CXQJ3A Parent Various goods First grade in its class Cheap order , Perf PB61 S2 SRC Leather Lined Executive Office Oxford Safety Shoe, Black B071NLLD6G ParentMen/Women AIMONT Men's Safety Shoes B077GW67GW Parent Long-term reputation Modern and stylish fashion Authentic guarantee , LEDLFIE Men's Leather Shoes Business Vintage Breathable Dress Casual Shoes B07D284M55 Parent , 2018 Men's Business Oxford Shoes, Casual Fashion High-top Individual Rust Resistant Zipper Patent Leather Brogue... B07GXMTKB5 Parent , Xiaojuan-shoes, Men's Casual Business Oxford New Fashionable Breathable Leather Meets Outsole Brogue Shoes (Color... B07H1Y7N1S ParentXiaojuan-shoes, Men's Casual Business Oxford Fashion Height Increasing Insole Conventional And Patent Leather... B07H9Y3KG2 Parent , Xiaojuan-shoes, Men's Oxford Casual Business Fashion British Style Spring New Patent Leather Formal Shoes(One... B07HK2LYH9 ParentWith bold satin high heels Foot Ring Light-style tip single shoes female, black,38 B07C91VFR1 ParentPuma Suede Classic+, Unisex Adults’ Low-Top Trainers B008B0UF56 ParentRobelli Men's Fashion Leather Formal Shoes B00PKIAOIA ParentMan/Woman Rieker Shoes – Brown B013USTUZ4 Parent online sale Trendy Superb craftsmanship , Samuel Windsor Men's Handmade Black Patent Italian Leather Formal Dress Shoe (5, Oxford Black) B01L9H2PEQ Parent
  • Most Popular
  • Related Sites
  • Bookmarks

      Good Night Toe Women's Summer 27487 Casual Clip Toe Slide Sandals Slippers Beach Thong Flip Flops Slippers B07CCZS1BW Parent f5d0d8c -

  • Categories
  • Archives