Can this $22 billion megaproject make nuclear fusion power a reality?
Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars, and scientists are getting a lot closer to replicating it here on Earth.
ITER, the $22 billion dollar international fusion megaproject in the south of France, is the most well-funded endeavor, paid for by the governments of its member nations.
But VC’s and private investors are also pouring money into fusion start-ups, with hopes to commercialize fusion power within the next decade.
With a number of breakthroughs already this year, the race is on to prove that fusion power is not only possible, but integral to a clean energy future.