Avalanche Energy CEO Robin Langtry tells us why Toyota and Autodesk are investing in a nuclear fusion startup, and why its reactors are going to be used to power satellites.

Scientist tinkering with Avalanche Energy nuclear fusion reactor protoype

Nuclear fusion could potentially produce vast amounts of clean energy in future, but Avalanche Energy, which just raised $40m from investors including Toyota and Autodesk to fund development of its modular fusion reactors, is initially targeting a very specific area: space.

“The market that is addressable is very much determined by the cost of the technology,” Avalanche co-founder and CEO Robin Langtry…

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Robert Lavine

Robert Lavine is special features editor for Global Venturing.