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Marvel Fusion, CSU join up on $150M laser facility

CSU Inks $150M Laser Partnership

Fort Collins, home to Colorado State University (CSU), is poised to become home to one of the most powerful laser facilities in the world. The $150 million venture between CSU and Marvel Fusion creates a public-private partnership to support the construction of a next-generation, high-power laser and fusion research facility on the CSU Foothills Campus.

CSU President Amy Parsons said, β€œThe project aims to open up new avenues of research and exploration for students and faculty, and drive meaningful, long-term benefits to Fort Collins and the state.”

Marvel Fusion is a private company working to commercialize fusion energy through its laser technology, advancing laser fusion and its potential as a new source of power.

Targeted for completion in 2026, the project is planned to feature at least three laser systems, each with an ultra-fast repetition rate of ten flashes per second. Such a combination of lasers would make the facility unique in the world.


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