An aggressive market-driven model for US fusion power development

National Academies study says fusion can help decarbonize US energy, calls for public-private approach to pilot plant operation by 2035-40.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
yesterday ~9 min

Pushing the envelope with fusion magnets

MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Nov. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.

Leda Zimmerman | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~9 min

Validating the physics behind the new MIT-designed fusion experiment

Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 29, 2020 ~9 min

3 Questions: Asegun Henry on five “grand thermal challenges” to stem the tide of global warming

“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Researchers develop new materials for energy and sensing

MIT and Northwestern researchers create hybrid perovskite materials that could help improve the quality of solar cells and light sources.

Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
July 16, 2020 ~6 min

Decarbonize and diversify

How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 15, 2020 ~4 min

Solar energy farms could offer second life for electric vehicle batteries

Modeling study shows battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Fusion researchers endorse push for pilot power plant in US

Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
March 18, 2020 ~9 min

3 Questions: Emre Gençer on the evolving role of hydrogen in the energy system

With support from renewable energy sources, the MIT research scientist says, we can consider hydrogen fuel as a tool for decarbonization.

Nafisa Syed | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
March 5, 2020 ~8 min

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