- Jan Oliver Löfken, MIT Technology Review Germany:
Private companies want to outdo the state-ownedfusion reactor ITER. In 2017, these companies have made remarkable progress with relatively little resources.
(Article in German - Drei gegen den Rest der Welt)
If the processes powering the fusion reactor at the Sun's core could be recreated on Earth, it would be one of the most important events in the history of our species. Nuclear fusion power plants could end our dependency on fossil fuels and provide a virtually limitless, highly efficient source of clean energy. We went to two of the world's leading nuclear fusion research centers—Sandia National Labs in New Mexico and General Fusion outside Vancouver—to see how close we are to bringing the power of the stars down to Earth.
The Fusion Underground: Can Small Fusion Energy Start-Ups Conquer the Problems That Killed the Giants?
The November 2016 edition of Scientific American features General Fusion as it explores the private companies pursuing fusion energy.
A few bold physicists—some backed by billionaires—are exploring faster, cheaper roads to the ultimate source of clean energy