Seattle, Washington, United States
Team size: 51 - 200
About Zap Energy
Founders: Benj Conway, Brian Nelson, Uri Shumlak
Company revenue: US$ 100 - 500 million
Investors: Chevron Technology Ventures, Energy Impact Partners, Lowercarbon Capital, Shell Ventures, Valor Equity Partners
Company stage: Other
Zap Energy's fusion reactor stabilizes plasma using sheared flows rather than magnetic fields. Driving electric current through the flow creates the magnetic field, which confines and compresses the plasma. The higher the current, the greater the pressure and density in the plasma. Zap Energy's reactor is the least expensive, most compact, most scalable solution with the shortest path to commercially viable fusion.