Commercial nuclear fusion or “fusion energy” is a long-standing goal in the energy business. Essentially the same force that powers the stars, it promises clean, safe and almost limitless energy. Yet harnessing it on Earth is highly challenging, both from a technical and from a commercial standpoint. Over the course of the last few decades, government and private industry have been steadily overcoming these challenges to the point that we are very close now to having the ultimate energy source commercially viable.
General Fusion, of Burnaby, British Columbia, is one of the private companies at the very forefront of these advances. With investments from high profile sources, including Jeff Bezos, oil and gas giant Cenovus and others, as well as being prominently featured in highly respected business and science journals, General Fusion has a bright future for nuclear fusion technology.
Brian Cotton caught up with General Fusion’s CEO, Nathan Gilliland, to chat about a company that is working to tame the power of the stars.
General Fusion Harnesses the Power of the Stars (Frost & Sullivan)