While eating lunch at a recent energy conference with the usual random selection of delegates and speakers, I asked the co-founder of a leading energy venture capital firm what technology he finds most exciting right now. Without hesitation, he began telling me about his company’s ambitious, longer-term bet on a small nuclear fusion company. He then put me in contact with his partner and co-founder, who helped fill in the details for this story.
Like so many developments in the energy sector today, a combination of technology and innovative thinking is driving a push toward affordable, clean and reliable energy in the form of nuclear fusion.
“Everybody has a right to be skeptical because nuclear fusion is hard, but this has a chance of working,” Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital’s co-founder and CEO, Mike Brown, recently told Breaking Energy in comments about suburban Vancouver based General Fusion. Brown also sits on the company’s board of directors.