The Generation Professionals Group is for utility professionals who work in biomass, coal, gas/oil, hydro, natural gas, or nuclear power generation fields. 


You need to be a member of Energy Central to access some features and content. Please or register to continue.


Would or Could Fusion Technology be just Around the Corner??

Would or Could Fusion Technology be just Around the Corner??

General Fusion Closes $65M of Series E Financing, December 16, 2019 by F4F

Funding Enables the Company’s Fusion Demonstration Plant

VANCOUVER, Canada – General Fusion announced that it has successfully closed USD$65 million of Series E equity financing. The financing was led by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore.

This USD$65 million of new financing, together with the release of CAD$50 million in additional investment from Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, enables the Company to formally launch the program to design, construct, and subsequently operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant. This prototype facility is intended to confirm the performance of General Fusion’s magnetized target fusion technology in a power plant relevant environment. Pursuit of this next important step toward commercially viable fusion energy reflects the growing global collaboration between public and private stakeholders in this transformative technology. General Fusion has attracted more than USD$200 million in funding to develop its practical approach to fusion energy.

“The world is pivoting toward fusion as the necessary complement to other technologies which, collectively, will enable the carbon-free energy future we all need,” said Chief Executive Officer Christofer Mowry. “The success of our financing is further evidence that the global stakeholders in this endeavor are leaning into this challenge with action. We are proud and honored that Temasek and our other investors have demonstrated their confidence in General Fusion with this funding.”

In addition to Temasek, the Cleantech Practice of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the DLF Group, Gimv, I2BF Global Ventures, Disruptive Technology Advisers (who also assisted the Company in the financing), Hatch, and several individual impact investors have become new investors in General Fusion. They were joined in this financing by many existing international investors in the Company, including Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Braemar Energy Ventures, Entrepreneurs Fund, and SET Ventures.


Mark Silverstone's picture
Mark Silverstone on Jan 26, 2020 4:06 pm GMT

Promises, promises!

Noam Mayraz's picture
Noam Mayraz on Jan 28, 2020 3:57 am GMT

Mark, thry following up on this site

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »