BURNABY, BC, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - General Fusion, the company developing
fusion energy, has been invited to speak as a discussion leader at the
world's leading energy conference to be held in Daegu, South Korea.
General Fusion will be represented at the 22nd World Energy Congress by
board member Jacques Besnainou. Besnainou is the former President &
Chief Executive Officer of AREVA Inc. where he was responsible for
managing and setting the direction for AREVA's nuclear and renewable
energy businesses in the United States and Canada.
Commenting on the invitation, Doug Richardson, Chief Executive Officer
and Chief Technology Officer of General Fusion said; "To be invited to
the World Energy Congress, alongside the leaders of the largest
international fusion projects, demonstrates the growing level of
interest around the globe in General Fusion's magnetized target fusion
technology and its superior potential for commercialization."
The 22nd World Energy Congress, to be held in Daegu, South Korea from
October 13 to 17, 2013, is hosted by the World Energy Council and is
recognized as the leading global energy market conference. This year's
theme is "Securing Tomorrow's Energy Today" 5,000 government and
business leaders from more than 100 countries are expected. General
Fusion will participate as a discussion leader for the session "Fusion:
Betting on a Different Future" on day one of the conference.
About General Fusion:
About General Fusion Inc.: General Fusion is developing the fastest,
most practical, and lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
Established in 2002, the company is supported by a global syndicate of
leading energy venture capital funds, industry leaders, and technology
pioneers, including: Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, Bezos
Expeditions, Cenovus Energy and Sustainable Development Technology
Fusion energy holds immense promise as a clean, safe and abundant energy
source. Fusion generates neither pollution nor greenhouse gases that
drive climate change. Fusion energy is fueled by deuterium and tritium
isotopes, which are easily extracted from seawater and derived from
lithium, in abundant supply. There is enough fusion fuel to power the
planet for hundreds of millions of years. Unlike nuclear fission
reactors, fusion energy does not require uranium as fuel, cannot suffer
from meltdowns and does not produce nuclear waste or long lived
SOURCE: Sullivan Media
For further information:
Paul Sullivan, Breakthrough Communications