Gauss Fusion and Oxford Sigma sign collaboration agreement

15 Feb 2024 | News

Gauss Fusion and Oxford Sigma establish a long-term collaboration on fusion materials in order to accelerate the deployment of Gauss Fusion technology in Europe. The agreement will be used to establish a materials strategy and develop the most promising fusion materials to maturity for fusion’s extremely challenging environment, which will be the basis of a safe and reliable fusion power plant.

Oxford Sigma’s new collaboration with Gauss Fusion is a prime example of the company’s strategy to support fusion through partnerships on materials development and solutions. Oxford Sigma strives for practical, yet ambitious, targets in fusion materials selection that is fusion-approach agnostic. This pragmatism and integrity are at Oxford Sigma’s core to ensure arrival at sound design choices, advanced materials systems, and strategies that enable both the company and key partners to achieve the quickest route to de-risking fusion deployment.

Gauss Fusion is a young Greentech company specialising in magnet-based fusion energy. It wants to bring fusion energy to market maturity with the help of efficient structures in a realistic timeframe by the early 2040s and make it industrially scalable. Unlike other fusion companies, Gauss Fusion is characterised by the close integration of top European research and green tech industry expertise.

“We are delighted to have formed this collaboration with Gauss Fusion on developing their fusion materials solutions for power stations in order to accelerate Gauss’ deployment in Europe. Such collaborations are important to Oxford Sigma’s mission to provide suitable, and practical, solutions in fusion materials.”

~Dr Thomas Davis, Co-Founder and CEO of Oxford Sigma

“The fusion environment is an extremely demanding one, which requires careful materials selection, and manufacturing scale-up and qualification of new alloys for safe and reliable operation. Gauss Fusion aims to make use of the best available data in all our engineering decisions, and this collaboration with Oxford Sigma provides access to sectoral expertise and an approach which matches our own.”

~Dr Richard Kembleton, Head of Device for Gauss Fusion



About Oxford Sigma

Oxford Sigma is a Fusion Technology company with a vision to tackle energy security and climate change by accelerating the commercialisation of fusion energy. Our mission is to deliver materials technology, materials solutions, and fusion design services. Oxford Sigma aims to produce advanced materials technologies, agnostic to fusion approach, for the materials ecosystem. Our fusion core materials are engineered to enable longer term operations for fusion pilot plants, with the aim of roll out to the first-of-a-kind commercial power stations. Oxford Sigma is internationally recognised as a key fusion materials and technological leader.

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About Gauss Fusion

Gauss Fusion’s mission is to accelerate the industrialisation of fusion energy, to make it scalable and to turn it into a reality in Europe. The green energy company was founded in 2022 by private industrial companies from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It brings together a combination of cutting-edge scientific research and industrial expertise in fusion energy that is unique in Europe. The company is thus playing a key role in shaping a sustainable and independent energy supply in Europe with stable prices and high availability.

The founding companies are among the leading European companies in the fusion industry. As such, they have decades of experience, expertise and an extensive track record in the manufacture of components and technologies for the industry.

At the same time, Gauss Fusion combines its entrepreneurial and engineering expertise with the excellence of Europe’s leading research institutes. The company is closely linked to science and co-operates with renowned research institutes. These include CERN in Switzerland, the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), ENEA in Italy and Eindhoven University of Technology.