Commercial Fusion R&D Heats Up 

Notably, Skunk Works Vice President and General Manager Jeff Babione hopes to the get the T5 up and running by the end of this year. The hope is that the CFR will generate enough electricity to power a Nimitz class aircraft carrier, or 80,000 homes. Moreover, the CFR could power the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which had a population of 83,776 people in 2017.

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MIT starts Commercializing Hot Fusion

“Researchers at MIT have designed a way to use high-temperature superconductors to produce powerful magnetic fields that provide superior confinement of the hot plasma — enabling a net energy fusion device at much smaller scale than did previous experiments,” MIT Vice President for Research Maria T. Zuber wrote in The Boston Globe.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems was founded by former MIT students and researchers that want to commercialize hot fusion. Commonwealth has also received some money from unidentified “U.S. Investment Funds,” Zuber claimed.

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