CFS Wins Two U.S. Department of Energy Awards for Public-Private Partnerships with National Labs
Cambridge, MA – December 20, 2021– Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has won its eleventh and twelfth awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy Science’s (FES) Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program. The program funds work at U.S. National Labs and universities to accelerate commercial fusion energy development, combining the unique capabilities of the US public program with the speed and product focus of the private sector.
The newly-announced CFS awards will create two new joint research and development projects:
- Magnetic Pumps for Molten Salt Fusion Devices, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and
- Neutron Ion Handshake for Fusion Materials, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories.
About CFS - Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy. CFS is collaborating with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with new groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. The mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change.