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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.

General Fusion is funded by a global syndicate of leading energy venture capital firms, industry leaders, and technology pioneers.

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

2018: General Fusion receives $49.3 million investment from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund

2019: General Fusion closes a $65 million USD Series E financing round, enabling the company to formally launch the program to design, construct, and operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant


In the pursuit of clean energy, everywhere, forever, General Fusion has been named to the prestigious 2020 Narwhal List as one of Canada’s top 10 fastest-growing cleantech companies, is a three-time member of the Cleantech Global 100 (2014, 2015, 2016/17), and member of Canada’s Clean16.

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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Greg Twinney

Greg Twinney, Chief Financial Officer – brings more than 20 years of global experience in financing growth and success in the technology sector.

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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, CTO

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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Board of Directors

World class board of directors comprised of the leading minds in technology development and energy policy.  Read more.

Media Contact

Paul Sullivan

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