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Artist's illustration of a spherical tokamak power plantNews

UK to take a big ‘STEP’ to fusion electricity

The UK is taking a giant STEP towards zero carbon, safe and abundant commercial fusion electricity, with the UK Government committing £220M for the conceptual design of a fusion power station – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). Secretary…
Nick Holloway
October 3, 2019
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Rainy days helping to bring the Sun to Earth

The changeable British weather has inspired a new theory that could improve the performance of fusion devices – aiding the quest to use the processes that power the Sun for cleaner energy. Culham researcher Fulvio Militello has developed a framework for…
Nick Holloway
January 15, 2019