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The Most Practical Path to Fusion Energy

Showcasing General Fusion’s Magnetized Target Fusion

Dr. Michel Laberge founded General Fusion to develop economically viable fusion energy. His pivotal insight was realizing how Magnetized Target Fusion provided a practical path to fusion power using modern electronics, materials, and advances in plasma physics. Today, General Fusion plans to showcase this technology with its Fusion Demonstration Plant program.

Advantages of General Fusion’s Approach

Liquid metal ripple

Liquid Metal Wall

A major practical advantage, the liquid metal wall absorbs energy from the fusion reaction which can then be pumped to heat exchangers. The liquid metal also protects the solid outer wall from damage, and can be combined with liquid lithium to breed tritium within the power plant.


Compressed Gas Driver

Using practical, existing technology, steam powered pistons compress the plasma to fusion conditions. Not requiring the exotic lasers or giant magnets found in other fusion approaches, steam pistons can be practically implemented in a commercial power plant.

SMRT Plasma

No Consumables

The compression target is comprised only of magnetized plasma (fusion fuel), which does not need to be manufactured and is effectively cost free.

Plasma Workshop


The key components of a Magnetized Target Fusion power plant are the plasma injectors, pistons and liquid metal vortex. Currently, General Fusion is developing and optimizing these components in parallel to accelerate construction of a demonstration power plant.

Power Plant

General Fusion designs from the ground up to enable a practical, commercially-viable power plant. Electricity is generated from the fusion plant by pumping hot liquid metal through a heat exchanger to heat water, which then turns a steam turbine. General Fusion power plants will also be modular, allowing multiple units to energize large cities or heavy industry.