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General Fusion Inc.

Fusion technology using hydrogen atoms found in seawater

General Fusion, based in Burnaby, B.C. is developing fusion technology where two atoms come into contact and bind together to release energy. This is the same way the sun produces energy. General Fusion uses hydrogen atoms, which are found in abundance in seawater. The byproduct of the reaction is helium, which is inert and safe for the environment.

During the fusion process, two very small atoms are squished together to make a stable and non-radioactive helium atom, just like the helium we breathe in the air every day. It does this by creating many times the energy (by mass) of fission, or traditional nuclear technology, but without the variety and production of those radioactive intermediaries. Because fusion doesn’t have all the associated risks and dangers of fission, it is safer and more cost effective.