What is it about?

The spherical tokamak is now a well proven device capable of delivering commercial fusion power. The key new enabling technology has been high temperature superconducting magnets. This paper explains the opportunity and the development pathway through public-private partnerships.

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Why is it important?

The work is vitally important for the future of humankind as fusion will be an essential part of plentiful carbon-free energy supply for centuries to come. It needs to be developed as a matter of urgency


Development of commercial fusion energy needs the radical innovation that private venture companies are good at - combined with the support of publicly funded programs

David Kingham
Tokamak Energy Ltd

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This page is a summary of: The spherical tokamak path to fusion power: Opportunities and challenges for development via public–private partnerships, Physics of Plasmas, April 2024, American Institute of Physics,
DOI: 10.1063/5.0170088.
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