John Kerry, U.S. President's Special Envoy for Climate Change, yesterday visited the Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) headquarters in Devens, Massachusetts, near Boston, in the company of CFS CEO Bob Mumgaard and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi.

CFS, a spin-out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is working to commercialize fusion power plants and is currently building SPARC, which is set to become the world's first magnetic confinement system to demonstrate a scientific energy gain.

SPARC will pave the way for ARC - envisaged as the first commercial power plant capable of injecting fusion electricity into the grid, due to be operational in the early 2030s.

This strategic visit underlines the importance of fusion as a safe, more sustainable and virtually inexhaustible energy source that will generate a decisive breakthrough in the energy transition.

The visit to CFS by John Kerry and Claudio Descalzi follows a technology framework agreement recently signed by Eni and CFS to accelerate the industrialization of fusion energy.

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