In collaboration with Commonwealth Fusion Systems, the U.S.-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology successfully demonstrated the energy Fusion project. The test involved what is known as the world’s most powerful and high-performance superconducting magnet. The project is perceived as an effort towards developing a power plant capable of generating carbon-free power.
CFS has a significant Italian energy group Eni as its shareholder. CFS is a research-based company focused on Fusion energy projects spun off by MIT. The three establishments, MIT, CFS, and Eni, released the test outcome on Wednesday. As per the test results, the high-temperature superconducting magnet developed by CFS and MIT has the potential to generate a sustained magnetic field.
This generated field is considered to be optimum to power a CFS device for achieving net energy from Fusion. The bigger picture outlines CFS’ aim to utilize this technology in constructing a commercially applicable Fusion power plant. This entire power plant will ultimately generate zero-emission electricity.
Governments from all across the globe are turning towards sustainable choices when it comes to fuels and energy resources. Observing the rapid climate change, companies around the world are working on achieving zero emissions goals. Eni is a perfectly placed example with its transition strategies that enable reducing carbon footprints.CFS aims to introduce the first experimental technology device by 2025. In addition, the company will have its first power plant to feed energy into the grid by 2030s, as stated by Eni.