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UK to launch search for industry partners to develop prototype fusion energy plant

Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Claire Coutinho, and Minister for Nuclear and Renewables, Andrew Bowie, announce industry competition to find engineering and construction partners for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant. STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy…

UKAEA signs facility agreement with CVŘ to progress UK prototype fusion plant design

First-of-a-kind test rig will provide critical data for the design and development of Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Czech Republic research organisation Centrum výzkumu Řež (CVŘ), have signed a multi-year use of…

UKAEA develops optical viewport technology for quantum applications

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has recently delivered on a UK Government grant to improve optical viewport technology – reducing optical distortion by up to 75 percent – for applications such as fusion energy and quantum physics research. As…

Government appoints new Chair to the UK Atomic Energy Authority

Minister for Nuclear and Renewables, Andrew Bowie, today (25th March 2024) announced the appointment of Bernard Taylor CVO, CBE, DL, as the Chair of UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). Bernard will take up his post on 29th April 2024, taking over from…

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