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The U.S. Department of Energy selected General Fusion for two funding awards through the Office of Fusion Energy Science’s Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program. The awards will advance magnetized target fusion technology in commercial fusion power plants through collaboration with the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

“General Fusion is pleased to continue its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate our technology development with the complementary advanced capabilities of the U.S. national labs,” said Greg Twinney, CEO, General Fusion. “Through programs such as INFUSE, we are deepening our ties with the Department of Energy to support the goals set out in the White House’s decadal vision for commercial fusion energy and our goal to commercialize our practical approach to fusion energy by the early 2030s.”

General Fusion and SRNL, will collaborate to advance tritium production within the company’s fusion machine. Through this partnership with SRNL, General Fusion will model its tritium fuel cycle and the total inventory of tritium required for its future commercial power plant.

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General Fusion and ORNL will expand their existing research partnership to enhance open plasma modelling tools and enable a powerful approach to efficient modelling of General Fusion’s fusion machine.

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