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About General Fusion

Clean Energy. Everywhere. Forever.

General Fusion is the world’s most advanced private fusion company and is pursuing the fastest and most practical path to a commercial fusion power plant.

Combatting climate change while powering the world is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Fusion energy has the potential to meet this challenge with clean, safe, affordable, and on-demand energy. A commercial fusion power plant will make a 100% zero carbon grid technically and economically viable, resulting in a practical energy portfolio that addresses climate change.

General Fusion has developed the key subsystems for its unique technology, including the world’s largest and most powerful plasma injector, and is now embarking on its most ambitious project to date: a fusion demonstration plant that will confirm the capability to produce electricity from fusion energy – a world first.

Since its founding in 2002 by Dr. Michel Laberge, the company has grown to a team of more than 70 engineers, scientists, physicists, and business development professionals at its world-class laboratories near Vancouver, Canada.

How will a General Fusion power plant work? 

A powerful solution to an urgent problem

Global energy demand and the threat of climate change pose twin challenges on a grand scale. The International Energy Agency forecasts that by 2040, China will need an additional 3 to 4 thousand terawatts of electricity supply, the equivalent of adding the entire existing US electrical grid.

Electricity demand is the fastest form of energy use and will be pushed further by electric vehicles and the move to electric heating.

One of the climate goals in the Paris Agreement is to keep a global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increases over 1.5 degrees Celsius. To keep up the climate goals in the Paris Agreement, new technologies are needed to safely and economically deliver clean energy on-demand.

Fusion is closer than you think

Newly matured enabling technologies such as 3D printing, machine learning and high-speed electronics are now opening innovative new pathways to commercial fusion energy.

Fusion has the potential to provide, clean, safe, affordable, and on-demand energy and complement renewables like wind and solar while replacing fossil fuels.

General Fusion is the only private fusion company working towards an end-to-end fusion demonstration plant that will confirm the capability to produce electricity from fusion energy.

Energy and technology visionaries including Bezos Expeditions, Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, and Cenovus Energy have seen these breakthroughs and invested in the future of clean energy, everywhere, forever.

Key Milestones

2002: General Fusion is founded by Dr. Michel Laberge

2009: Full-scale piston system successfully tested

2011: Multi-piston liquid metal compression prototype tested

2013: Plasma Milestone: Small Plasma Injector program achieves 1 million Celsius plasma temperatures

2014: General Fusion is named to the Cleantech Global 100, an award repeated in 2015 and 2016/17

2015: New SPECTOR series small plasma injector is constructed

2016: Plasma Milestone: SPECTOR injectors achieve pre-compression temperatures of 5 million Celsius

2017: General Fusion turns on PI3, the world’s largest and most powerful plasma injector

Awards

In the pursuit of clean energy, everywhere, forever, General Fusion has been recognized as a three-time member of the prestigious Cleantech Global 100 (2014, 2015, 2016/17), member of Canada’s Clean16, and was NextBC’s Most Innovative Company in 2014.

Executive Team

Christofer M Mowry

Christofer M. Mowry, Chief Executive Officer & Director – has over 30 years of global experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including power, oil & gas, automation, and process industries.

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Bruce Colwill, CFO and Interim CEO

Bruce Colwill, Chief Financial Officer – Strategic finance professional with over 25 years of experience in startups and entrepreneurial companies. 

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Dr. Michel Laberge, Founder and Chief Scientist

Dr. Michel Laberge, Founder & Chief Scientist – Physicist with widespread practical experience in plasma physics and modern plasma diagnostic techniques.

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Michael Delage, VP, Technology and Corporate Strategy

Michael Delage, Chief Technical Officer – Engineer and experienced technology entrepreneur with a career spent developing technologies and bringing them to market.

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Advisory Council

World class advisory council comprised of the leading minds in fusion physics and energy policy. Read more.

Media Contact

Paul Sullivan

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