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Zap Energy nets $160M Series C to advance its lightning-in-a-bottle fusion tech

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Zap Energy nets $160M Series C to advance its lightning-in-a-bottle fusion tech

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Zap Energy has reached two milestones that could nudge it ahead in the race to offer low-cost, carbon-free energy — a $160 million Series C round, and a successful test of a prototype fusion reactor.

Zap Energy’s oversubscribed Series C was led by Lowercarbon Capital.

The process releases neutrons, which are then captured to generate heat and spin a turbine.


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Author / Journalist: Tim De Chant

Category: Technology

Topics: DCVC Startups Plasma physics Science Ec climate Funding Electricity University of washington GreenTech Climate Energy impact partners EC Food Climate and Sustainability Energy Lowercarbon Capital Climate tech Breakthrough Energy Ventures Fusion power Chevron Technology Ventures Venture Capital Valor equity partners Nuclear fusion Lawrence livermore national laboratory Shell Ventures TC

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Published On: 2022-06-22, 16:45:50

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