The UK is a step closer to Nuclear fusion-powered energy generation.
A £86 million fund has been allocated to build and operate the new National Fusion Technology Platform at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, which will research and develop nuclear fusion technology for the UK’s first fusion-based power facilities.
The centre will be split into two areas, one to research the storage and processing of major fuel source tritium.
The second to research prototype components and scenarios to enable future facilities and reactors to respond to thermal, mechanical, hydraulic, and electromagnetic events.
Nuclear Fusion facilities are set to generate around £1 billion in international research contracts
Professor Ian Chapman, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Chief Executive Officer stated: “Fusion is entering the delivery era, with an increasing focus on the key technologies that will be needed for the first power stations.”
“In the longer term, it means the UK will be at the forefront of developing fusion and bringing cleaner energy to the world.”