Fusion power at a fraction of the cost
In space, stars are born and die every day. It’s less frequent that they do so inside of a warehouse in Burnaby, B.C. But that’s what General Fusion aims to do—at least in miniature.
Fusion power—pressing atoms together until they fuse into heavier elements and release energy, just like they do inside the sun’s core—is an old dream, and for just as long, a scientific bugbear. A seven-country consortium is spending 30 years and $17 billion on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor to prove fusion is commercially viable. General Fusion founder and president Michael Laberge believes he can do it much faster and cheaper.