First plasmas in FuZE-Q and $160 million in Series C funding mark major milestones for Zap Energy’s development of Z-pinch fusion as a carbon-free energy source that is much smaller and simpler than other fusion approaches.
Zap Energy has taken an important step toward testing a system its researchers believe will eventually produce more electricity than it consumes.
In this video, produced for the 2022 ARPA-E Summit, Zap Energy team members explain how the sheared-flow stabilized (SFS) Z-pinch may be the simplest and most compact of all known approaches to fusion power.
Gina McCarthy and other administration officials showcased fusion energy in a bid to accelerate vast amounts of carbon-free power.
Zap Energy joined other leaders in commercial fusion as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a summit on Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy.
By providing instruments and expertise to measure fusion-inducing plasmas, the agency offers companies a chance to back up their often ambitious claims with data from a third party.
New research may solve a decades-old problem and show that so-called sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch devices could be cured of the instabilities that disrupt fusion reactions.
In findings that could help advance another viable pathway to fusion energy, research has proven the existence of neutrons produced through thermonuclear reactions from a sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch device.
Energy Impact Partners (EIP) announced the launch of its Deep Decarbonization Frontier Fund, targeting early-stage, revolutionary technologies that accelerate the transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
The round was led by Addition, with participation from Energy Impact Partners, GA Capital and Fourth Realm, as well as existing investors Chevron Technology Ventures and LowerCarbon Capital.
Under the roofs of two unremarkable warehouses just north of Seattle lies a solution to clean, safe, renewable, affordable energy. Enter University of Washington fusion technology spinoff Zap Energy, Inc.
Scientists at the University of Washington are taking a far less-frequented route to fusion known as a Z-pinch, with the early signs pointing to a cheaper and more efficient path forward.