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Fusion energy UK
Posted: 28 April 2017

A private company has turned on their latest attempt at delivering nett energy from a fusion reactor, in the UK:

Speaking after the ST40 reactor was officially turned on and achieved “first plasma”, Tokamak Energy chief executive Dr David Kingham said: “Today is an important day for fusion energy development in the UK, and the world.
“We are unveiling the first world-class controlled fusion device to have been designed, built and operated by a private venture. The ST40 is a machine that will show fusion temperatures – 100 million degrees – are possible in compact, cost-effective reactors.
“This will allow fusion power to be achieved in years, not decades.”

Call me sceptical, but fusion energy as a commercial provider of electricity is still decades away, and may never cross the chasm from dream to reality.

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Posted: 28 April 2017 at 15:22
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