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May 15, 2023

Fusion startup company NT-Tao joins E-ffiliates

By Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

NT-Tao, a fusion startup company, has joined Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership (E-ffiliates), expanding the program’s reach to include a new renewable energy industry.

Headquartered in Israel, NT-Tao seeks to engineer a compact and scalable nuclear fusion energy technology to enable the world to transition away from conventional energy sources such as oil, natural gas, and coal, with a goal of achieving commercialization this decade.

As an E-ffiliates member, NT-Tao will have access to a community of energy and environmental experts at Princeton contributing to innovative strategies for accelerating the world toward its clean energy goals. As part of the partnership, NT-Tao will be working closely with fusion expert Egemen Kolemen, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, and staff research physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, to continue exploring ways to unlock fusion’s potential as a clean energy resource.

“The urgency of the climate crisis combined with the inherent challenges of current renewable energy sources means that we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to develop an innovative fusion energy solution that catalyzes the world toward decarbonization,” said Morielle Lotan, Head of Strategy at NT-Tao. “NT-Tao looks forward to working closely with the Andlinger Center and other E-ffiliates members on new ideas and approaches for the clean energy transition.”

The partnership with NT-Tao marks the first fusion company to join E-ffiliates, strengthening the research expertise of the Andlinger Center in the growing fusion energy industry.

“Fusion research is a dynamic and exciting field to be in, offering technologies that could revolutionize the world’s energy future,” said Barry Rand, director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center and professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. “E-ffiliates is excited to partner with NT-Tao to extend our reach into such a promising and rapidly evolving industry.”

“The solutions-driven approach of the Andlinger Center aligns well with NT-Tao’s mission of achieving rapid commercialization of fusion energy technology,” said Oded Gour-Lavie, CEO and co-founder of NT-Tao, “We look forward to collaborating with Princeton University’s academic and industry experts to push the fusion energy revolution forward.”