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.

Selected Women’s Sfadorda Parent 30557 Slider Flops Flip Flops B01N9JWZSI Parent e6bfd9d -

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.”

Selected Women’s Sfadorda Parent 30557 Slider Flops Flip Flops B01N9JWZSI Parent e6bfd9d

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.

LBDX Spring Korean Version Stilettos Single Shoes Pointed Hollow Female Shoes B07BWFHW5D ParentHBDLH Spring New Style Sequins Pointed Shallow Mouth Single Shoes Thin Heel Middle Heel Women'S Shoes Stage Bridesmaids... B07F2H3RNK ParentMaruti Women’s Bloom Hairon Leather Loafers B0779F8172 Parent , MINITOO Girls Ladies Casual Smooth Leather Red Driving Outdoor Boat Shoes Loafers Moccasins UK 6 B01GLBGQ0O ParentJRenok Women Flat Platform Loafers Shoes Slip on Casual Fabric Creepers Female Wedge Heels Footwears B07GZHZ1XT ParentDQQ Women's Beige Thong Flat Sandal 4.5 UK B01DGC3O8I ParentHurley One&only Printed Sandal, Color: 3jz, Size: 7 B01JAMBF2A ParentGrendha 81576 90026 Flip Flops Women B073GCT9MZ Parent , PENGFEI Shopping sandals Summer slippers Female Pregnant women Leisure Non-slip comfortable Flat with sandals... B073XNC4XC Parent , SCLOTHS women's flip flops Artificial leather Thick bottom Drag the word waterproof High-heeled Slope with Waichuan... B07BGY23QP ParentT T Women's Rose Gold Shiney Flip Flops, Sandals B07D91C4NY ParentSeestern Sportswear Women’s SA1837_FBA Flip Flop B07DZ23SFQ Parent , KISIKI Handmade Beaded Leather Flip Flops from Kenya - Triple Disc Silver Wedge B07F1WQNND ParentAngel love beauty Women Casual Summer Platform Sandals Slippers Wedges Flip Flops Outdoor Slippers (Color : Beige... B07F3BT736 ParentAWXJX women's flip flops High heel Thick with Casual Breathable Golden 8.5 US/39 EU/6 UK B07F9V39F5 ParentJYJMWomen's Summer Sandals Shoes Peep-Toe Low Shoes Roman Sandals Ladies Flip Flops Women Summer Low Flat Heel... B07CV8T9MJ Parent , Flip Flops WYQLZ Women's Fashion Solid Color Non-slip Summer Outdoor Beach Casual Sandals Clip Toe Flat Shoes... B07G8CQCV1 Parent , FangYOU1314 Spring And Summer Sweet Temperament Mixed Color Flat Bottom Drag Wear Women's Shoes (Color : White... B07GK471D2 ParentHavaianas Women's Slim Flip Flops, Steel Grey, 5 UK B00UCC7ONW ParentSHANGXIAN Women's Flip Flops Sandals Summer Beach Rivets Wedge Shoes Comfortable And Breathable Slipper,Green,37 B07CSPZZ89 Parent , Aussie Soles™ Starfish™ Orthotic Flip Flops for Adults - Unisex B072VVNSKT ParentUzurii Women's Thong Sandals silver silver B01MQTEHOH Parent , Marillie Synt+bea W Pewter 36 B06XH8T3KG Parent , Papillio Gizeh Leder, Women’s 0 B01M6ZG9UA ParentInuovo Women's 8455 Flip Flops, Silver (Pewter 16780156), 4.5 UK 4.5 UK B077MPSH1L Parent , ZWEIGUT Women's Luftig #555 Fashion Sandals B07CMJ16ZZ Parent , Aeg Roissy S3 SRC Safety Shoes Trekking Shoe High Black B-Stock B079YQPG3L Parent , In the rough track shoes with_Chun snake sandals, with bold with single shoes female exposed round head set foot... B07CCMV5BC ParentSperry Men's 7 Seas Carbon White Oxford B01N2TKV3L ParentInvierno Calzado Para Hombres Encaje Botas De Combate Antideslizantes Resistentes Al Desgaste Botas Altas B078YS3YBD Parent
  • Most Popular
  • Related Sites
  • Bookmarks

      Selected Women’s Sfadorda Parent 30557 Slider Flops Flip Flops B01N9JWZSI Parent e6bfd9d -

  • Categories
  • Archives