Canadian government invests in General Fusion to boost energy research

– Alan Boyle, GeekWire:

The Canadian government says it’s investing 49.3 million Canadian dollars in General Fusion, a British Columbia company that aims to build a prototype plant powered by nuclear fusion.

Funding from Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund was announced today by Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan and Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and economic development.