Full Title: The Global State of Fusion Development
Author(s): Matthew Wallin, Jessica Olcott Yllemo, Samuel Knoll, Bailee Mathews
Publisher(s): American Security Project
Publication Date: August 23, 2022
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The past two years have seen several notable advances in fusion research, with private fusion companies directing their efforts towards commercialization. Fusion energy promises nearly limitless carbon-free energy with only a small amount of low-level radioactive waste in comparison to the high-level waste produced by fission power plants. This briefing note outlines the state of fusion energy research and development around the world, with a particular emphasis on the efforts to generate commercially viable electrical power.