The commercial rights to a fusion device that produces heat to be converted to electricity have been acquired by Houston-based Quantum Bit Induction Technology Inc. However, the fusion power device still requires modifications to be successful.

The device is small and uses little fuel while producing substantial amounts of energy in the process, say the developers. The energy could be used to power industrial equipment, homes, buildings, vehicles or anything else that needs energy. Unlike chemical combustion such as coal or gasoline, the fusion device does not produce exhaust products. Quantum says it hopes to introduce a working product later this year.

To see photos and videos of the fusion prototypes, visit the company's website.