We are accelerating our technological advancements to bring commercial fusion energy to the grid by the 2030s. General Fusion is constructing a cutting-edge Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) fusion machine in Richmond, named Lawson Machine 26 or LM26. This machine is designed to achieve fusion conditions of over 100 million degrees Celsius by 2025, with a breakeven target set for 2026.
The plasma injector has already achieved the temperature and energy confinement times required by the new machine. LM26’s results will validate the company’s ability to compress magnetized plasmas in a repeatable manner and achieve fusion conditions at scale using General Fusion’s uniquely practical approach to fusion without requiring superconducting magnets or high-powered lasers.
This new machine will significantly de-risk the commercialization process, as it is designed to provide technical performance in the near term while shortening the technical path from our next near-commercial machine to a commercial plant.