The venture capital unit of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance has invested in an Israeli fusion start-up called General Fusion. The investment is part of a $100 million funding round that General Fusion is raising.
General Fusion is developing a type of fusion reactor called a tokamak. Tokamaks use a magnetic field to confine the plasma, the hot, electrically charged gas that is the fuel for fusion reactions. General Fusion’s tokamak is designed to be smaller and more efficient than traditional tokamaks.
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The investment from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is a vote of confidence in General Fusion’s technology. It also shows that there is growing interest in fusion power from investors around the world.
Fusion is a promising source of clean energy that could potentially provide a limitless supply of power. However, it is still a developing technology and there are many challenges that need to be overcome before it can be commercially viable.
The investment from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is a significant milestone for General Fusion and it will help the company to continue its development work. If successful, General Fusion could help to make fusion power a reality.
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