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TAE fusion venture rearranges its leadership

TAE Technologies, the fusion energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and other heavy-hitters, is elevating Michl Binderbauer to CEO and bringing former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt onto its board of directors. The California-based company’s former CEO, Steven … Continue reading

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Fusion venture branches out into cancer therapy

TAE Technologies, the California-based fusion energy company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has spawned a spinoff focusing on a novel type of cancer therapy. The spinoff, TAE Life Sciences, is a majority-owned subsidiary of TAE Technologies and will take advantage … Continue reading

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MIT and a startup join the commercial fusion race

A new entrant in the race to commercialize fusion energy, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, aims to capitalize on superconductor technology from MIT and $50 million from the Italian energy company Eni. The collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Commonwealth Fusion, an … Continue reading

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Fusion ventures learn lessons about expectations

The promise of natural gas, shale oil, renewable energy and conventional nuclear power all pale in comparison to the promise of clean, potentially abundant fusion power — and that’s attracting increasing attention from science-savvy entrepreneurs. Almost two dozen private ventures … Continue reading

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TAE pushes plasma to new high on fusion frontier

TAE Technologies, the California-based fusion company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, said its latest and greatest plasma generator has exceeded the headline-grabbing performance of its previous machine. “This announcement is an important milestone on our quest to deliver world-changing, … Continue reading

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ITER fusion facility reaches the halfway point

The world’s biggest and most expensive nuclear fusion research project, known as ITER, says it’s halfway done with the construction effort leading to the startup of its seven-story-high reactor in 2025. ITER’s ambition to demonstrate a sustained fusion reaction that produces a net … Continue reading

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TAE fusion venture wins supercomputer time

TAE Technologies, the venture formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy, says it’s been admitted into a U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer program that should accelerate its drive to harness nuclear fusion. The Office of Science program — known as Innovative and Novel … Continue reading

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