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.

Rainbow Women's Catalina Nubuck Leather flip Flops abek-30509 B01IL3Q1QO Flops flip Parent d7e285d -

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.”

Rainbow Women's Catalina Nubuck Leather flip Flops abek-30509 B01IL3Q1QO Flops flip Parent d7e285d

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.

YIBLBOX Women's Chinese Traditional Loafer Flats Shoes Rubber Sole Strappy Flower Embroidery Dress Shoes Slip... B07BXQ5FXQ ParentKeds Woman's Navy Blue Slip -on Shoe Crochet Upper WF56406 Size UK 5.5 EUR 39 B07CRKFF35 Parent , SHANGXIAN Women's Summer Flip Flops High-Heeled Slipper Fashion Rhinestone Comfortable Sandal,Black,US6.5(7)/EU37... B07DB782Q7 ParentMashiaoyi Women's T-Bar Wedge-Heel Zip Metal Flip Flops B07DCQWN2P ParentMr/Ms @Sandals New Fashions For B07DQQS8Z5 Parent Customer first discount price Different styles and stylesLadies sandals, diamond, sandals, sexy high heels, sandals, fashionable hollow buttons, sandals. B07FKD2NM2 Parent , Stonefly 110497 Flip Flops Women White 40 B07G7H7DBX ParentWomens Stylish Diamante Comfy Sliders Flipflop Slippers (UK4 (EU37), Champagne) B074PS469B ParentWomen's Roman Style Bohemia Sparkling Crystal Cooling Beach T-Strap Flip Flops Flat Sandals B01H88T9B2 Parent❤️ Familizo 2018 Low Price Fashion Women Roman Flats Flip Flops Crystal Ladies Sandals Shoes Bohemian Beach Sandals... B07DDHPHWV Parent , SHATONG Autumn and winter warm cotton shoes for men and women couples indoor non-slip thick-soled month shoes... B07GJWWRZN ParentWASDX flip Flop,Slipper,Slippers,Sandals,Shoes Open Toe Sandals,Bow Linen Slippers Indoor Beef Tendon Bottom Slip... B07FZ44F4Z ParentSandals Amazing Roman Female Boho Flat Shoes Rhinestones Clip Toe Vacation Beach Shoes (Color : Beige, Size :... B07DSRFVSG ParentFlip Flops HUYP Girls Personality, Cold Drag, Summer Wear, Non-slip Beach Shoes (Size : 35) B07GCFDSYN ParentLes Tropéziennes par M. Belarbi Havapo, Women’s Sling Back Sandals B019Z3SYA0 Parent , Ted Baker Womens BEAULUP FLIP Flops B078NFPR79 Parent , Bench Mid Top Boot | NIB | Conway | Black B005XJ5RGU ParentXiaojuan-shoes, Men's Casual Business Oxford Fashion Classic Hollow Thick Waterproof Patent Leather Formal Shoes... B07H1YH6WD ParentMen's Casual with Mid-high Pointy Breathable Patent Leather Brogue Business Oxford Shoes B07HGW61CT Parent , Fine with single shoes satin cross strap tip fine with single shoes female comfort, with wild hollow, beige 36 B07BNTBGXW Parentyalanshop The China National Wind Flower Fashionable High-Heeled Wedding Shoes Bridal Shoes Wedding Shoes Red... B07C9KDTVS Parent , WSK Men's Oxford shoes Casual shoes leather handmade leather stitching shoes Set of men's shoes summer travel... B07FBLRNSQ Parent , Men's Dress Shoes Spring/Fall Formal Shoes Spring/Fall Business Office/Party / Pointed/Wedding Shoes (Color :... B07FXX7BCG Parent , Men's Formal Business Shoes Casual Shoes Lightweight Driving Shoes Lazy Shoes B07G9FNKHN Parent , Sunny&Baby Men's Business Oxford Casual Chic Texture Painted Soft Outsole Formal Shoes Abrasion Resistant B07GVKNG7G Parent , Sunny&Baby Men's Business Oxford Casual Classic Solid Coloured Round Toe Carved Outsole Brogue Shoes Abrasion... B07H1HPKM1 ParentSalabobo QYY-1333 Mens New Fashion Casual Leather Athletic Comfy Bussiness Working Shoes B01MZ8F6F1 Parent , Men/Women Amblers Aldershot Leather Gibson B00CM9BE2U Parent Great variety Medium cost Elegant and robust menuNatural World Basketball Enzimatico 634 2308 B00LNZQGLI Parent , Club Cubano Starr Mens Leather Winklepickers Shoes Black B06WV831SF Parent
  • Most Popular
  • Related Sites
  • Bookmarks

      Rainbow Women's Catalina Nubuck Leather flip Flops abek-30509 B01IL3Q1QO Flops flip Parent d7e285d -

  • Categories
  • Archives