CFS Collaborates with National Labs Through Two New INFUSE Awards
Cambridge, Mass. – July 2, 2021 – Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a startup commercializing fusion energy, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program has selected the company for two of its nine First Round FY 2021 awards. Each award is designed to accelerate fusion energy development through public-private research partnerships.
The newly-announced CFS awards focus on two research and development partnership projects, specifically:
- Active Redox Control of Molten Salts for Fusion Blankets, a partnership with Savannah River National Laboratory, and
- Informing Layout and Performance Requirements for SPARC Massive Gas Injection, a partnership with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
SPARC is being designed and built by CFS in collaboration with MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center as the world’s first net-energy fusion device.
CFS has previously been awarded eight INFUSE awards in partnership with multiple US National Labs.
CFS is on track to bring fusion energy technology to the commercial market. It was spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and combines the decades of research experience of MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center with the innovation and speed of the private sector. Supported by the world’s leading investors in breakthrough energy technologies, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver the fastest path to commercial fusion energy.