The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has completed a pilot project working with five companies to tackle some of fusion energy’s most complex challenges. The initiative, called the ‘Fusion Innovation Challenge’, threw down the gauntlet to industry experts within UKAEA’s Engineering Design Services framework to develop technologies that can unlock fusion’s huge potential to supply sustainable energy in a net-zero future. Following the success of the pilot, UKAEA plans to open up more innovation challenges beyond the framework as it strengthens collaboration with the private sector to accelerate fusion development.
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Vale of Glamorgan council is bidding to turn the Aberthaw site, near Barry, into the world’s first nuclear fusion power plant. Aberthaw is a former coal-fired power plant which was decommissioned in 2019, and was the last coal power plant in Wales. Proponents of nuclear fusion say it’s a futuristic low-carbon technology. Energy is generated in the same way the sun produces heat and light: fusing hydrogen together to make helium.
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