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Roadmap sets out UK plans to develop fusion materials


UK Atomic Energy Authority outlines five priority areas in developing materials for fusion power plants

A government research organisation has published a roadmap setting out how the UK plans to develop the materials needed to exploit the promise of elusive nuclear fusion energy, something the UK government hopes will become a reality in the coming decades.

The plan follows a government commitment of £220 million to the conceptual design of a fusion power station, as well as backing from prime minister Boris Johnson, who has been vocal about his enthusiasm for fusion energy.

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