2019 Showcase Presenting Company Recap – “Cost-Competitive Fusion Energy” with CTFusion

Presented by Aaron Hossack
Recap by guest-contributor Linnette Teo, University of Washington

Nuclear fusion is a promising energy source not just because it is clean, but also because it is an inherently safe way of generating energy, with no risk of nuclear meltdowns. CTFusion works on building nuclear fusion reactors with the goal of having commercially leasable reactors by 2030s. They bring expertise in plasma sustainment technology to the field, allowing for much smaller reactors, and about a 100x improvement in energy efficiency. Each reactor should scale to give 100-1000 MWe of electricity with eventual costs estimated at 4 cents/kWh.