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.

Poplover Women's B07FGFHR4X Parent Breathable Hollow Loafer Women's Shoes Casual Canvas Flats Shoes B07FGFHR4X Parent 0f307ef - fantinegroup.com

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.”

Poplover Women's B07FGFHR4X Parent Breathable Hollow Loafer Women's Shoes Casual Canvas Flats Shoes B07FGFHR4X Parent 0f307ef

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.

Fuxitoggo Knitting Shoes Women Elastic Strap Breathable Flat Casual Loafers (Color : Orange, Size : UK 4.5) B07GXCP33M ParentTranser Wome Wedge Heels Sandals Summer High Platform High-Heeled Shoes Casual B0798JJWSR Parent , Vans Women’s Carmelle Print Flip Flops B011PLUO80 Parent , Waimea Thongs Junior Print Yellow Pink Size 33 B018L1DQFU ParentAWXJX Summer women's flip flops Outer wear Artificial DiamondNon-slip flat B07CGCH5YF Parent , PENGFEI Slippers Sandals Summer Women's Non-slip Home Comfortable Beach Heel Height 3.5CM, 3 Colors (Color : Camel... B07CZ3KTY4 ParentSandals Summer Women Flip Flops Flowers Decoration Slipper Non-Slip, Pink,40 B07FF361VK Parent , IANGL Flip Flop Women Wearing Beige Slippers B07FM76XL9 Parent , NACOLA Ladies Big Flower Flip Flops,Summer Fashion Beach Flax Slippers for Women B07FY164M4 Parent , Man/Woman Mares Women's Flip Flops B07H3BM2Y3 Parent Selling Beautiful appearance Rich on-time deliveryFigleaves Womens Darcy Spot Embroidery Thong B07H5DMMCX Parent , FangYOU1314 Rivets Large Size Flat-shaped Sequined Beach Sandals And Slippers (Color : Brown, Size : 6 UK) B07HDBR2R2 Parent , Zohula White Originals Party Pack - 10 Pairs Medium 5/6-10 Pairs Large 7/8 - Including Wicker Basket B078S6HDCR Parent , LongFengMa Women Classic Gladiator Flats Thongs Sandals Fringed Shoes B071DV5YGK ParentWASDX flip Flop,Slipper,Slippers,Sandals,Shoes Open Toe Sandals,Autumn and Winter Couple Cotton Slippers Home... B07FZ3V19W ParentHotmarzz Women's Slim Flip Flops Summer Sandals Beach Slippers Shower Shoes B073NYP4HJ ParentGentleman/Lady Lizard Creek IV B01E07QVZQ Parent Exquisite (middle) workmanship First grade in its class Most practical , 11sunshop Python Leather Sandals Model Alias by HGilliane Design EU 33 to 44 Customized only B06XCXB3YM ParentMBT Women’s Kaweria 6 W Sling Back Sandals, Metallic Silver B06Y188KS8 Parent , AWXJX summer women's flip flops Thick bottom cross Slope Square head B07G875CLX ParentXTI Men Shoes 47079 Serraje Navy B0767PS4KF Parent2018 Men's New Handcrafted Retro Simplicity Outsole Business Oxford Casual Fashion Formal Shoes (Color : Black... B07H6VGBKG ParentLow with tip satin single shoes and sweet Bow Tie students shoes, beige 38 B07BPZMYQC Parent , The Girl Fine With Single Shoes Fashion Belt Buckle Tip Grid Cat Track Shoes, Its 37 B07BVT47CZ Parent , Roamer Mens Superlite Wide Fit Mudguard Tie Leather Shoes B00ND21WYK ParentMystic Star 3mm GBS Round Toe Shoe B00JXT0YHS ParentSilver Street London Central Mens Brown Leather Country Brogues B0767LPV2V Parent , Dr Keller TEXAS Mens Leather Velcro Bar Wide Fit Shoes Black B00LPOUCR6 ParentDHFUD Winter Boots Male Martin Boots Korean Boots Pointed Boots B07CKMXDN3 Parent , Henley Comfort Men Black Leather Brogues 6 B07GVQVL7H Parent
  • Most Popular
  • Related Sites
  • Bookmarks

      Poplover Women's B07FGFHR4X Parent Breathable Hollow Loafer Women's Shoes Casual Canvas Flats Shoes B07FGFHR4X Parent 0f307ef - fantinegroup.com

  • Categories
  • Archives