Fusion : the ultimate energy source

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is turning the process that powers the Sun into carbon-free, safe and abundant electricity for a cleaner planet.

Fusion in brief

Research at CCFE

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Research

A big STEP to commercial electricity

CCFE is leading the race to fusion power plants with the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project.

More about STEP

Entering the delivery era

Our scientists and engineers are making fusion a viable technology for the power stations of tomorrow.

Careers

Want to help with the hottest challenge on Earth?  Come and work for CCFE

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Why we need fusion

More than 80% of the world’s energy comes from fossil fuels. Climate change and diminishing fuel reserves mean the race is on to find alternative, sustainable technologies to supply a growing global population. With no greenhouse gas emissions, inherent safety features and virtually limitless fuels, fusion could have a key role to play in the energy market of the future.

About CCFE

Who we are

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the UK’s national fusion research laboratory. From theoretical physics to operating two major experiments and carrying out advanced reactor engineering, we lead the world in putting this transformative energy technology on the grid.

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