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Feb. 6, 2023, 1:48 PM

UK Aims to Build Prototype Fusion Plant for Near-Limitless Power

Todd Gillespie
Todd Gillespie
Bloomberg News

The British government plans to build a prototype nuclear fusion plant by 2040 as part of its move toward net-zero emissions.

UK Industrial Fusion Solutions Ltd. will build the plant on a former coal site in West Burton, Nottinghamshire, in a bid to provide the power grid with fusion energy, according to a statement from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

“The UK is the world-leader in fusion science and technology, and now we are moving to turn fusion from cutting edge science into a billion-pound clean energy industry to create thousands of UK jobs,” said Science and ...