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Q&A: Fusion Firm Backed by Google Hopes for Mid-Decade Milestone
TAE Technologies Inc., a nuclear fusion startup backed by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Chevron Corp. and Japan’s Sumitomo Corp., hopes to see an “essential milestone” on its path to build a commercial fusion reactor by the middle of this decade. TAE’s efforts received a kickstart in July as the fusion startup secured $250 million in its latest funding round.
Google and Chevron Invest in Nuclear Fusion Startup That’s Raised $1.2 Billion
Google, the search giant owned by parent company Alphabet, has partnered with TAE since 2014, providing the fusion startup with artificial intelligence and computational power. But this marks Google’s first cash investment in TAE.
For a Clean Energy Future, Our Relationship to the Grid Must Change
Our current domestic electrical grids are woefully inept to integrate necessary renewable energy sources. The answer to solving this problem lies within a new approach to energy use: one that focuses on optimizing the way customers and their technologies interact with the grid.
Why TAE is Pursuing Hydrogen-Boron Fusion
Reporting on challenges with tritium fuel for fusion, Science notes TAE Technologies has “decided to simply forgo tritium” to “use plain hydrogen and boron.” TAE’s hydrogen-boron fusion will “require higher temperatures than [deuterium-tritium], but the [company thinks] that’s a price worth paying to avoid tritium hassles” and produce the cleanest, safest fusion reaction.
Working on nuclear fusion is a ‘moral obligation’ for this CEO
Michl Binderbauer has made an audacious promise. Within the next decade, his company, TAE Technologies, will create a nuclear fusion reactor that delivers energy to the power grid.
“It’s not false confidence,” said Binderbauer, the CEO of TAE. “The building blocks we need — they’re coming.”
TAE Technologies and Google Combine Human and Machine Interaction to Further Plasma Science
“Optometrist Algorithm,” First Described Today in the Journal Scientific Reports, Identified Optimal Fusion Conditions
TAE Technologies Achieves First Plasma in World’s Most Advanced Plasma Generator
“Norman” Will Further Validate Company’s Fusion Efforts and Usher In Commercialization Phase.
Former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Joins Board of Directors for Fusion Energy Leader TAE Technologies
Moniz to bring decades of experience in energy technology and policy to strengthen company’s unique approach to clean fusion energy.
TAE Technologies Appoints CTO Michl Binderbauer as Company President
Binderbauer Expands Role as it Speeds to Complete R&D and Commercialize Fusion Energy Technology