Britain ‘world-leading’ in nuclear fusion – Scientists close to ‘bottling the SUN’
BRITAIN has a scientific lead on a pioneering new type of nuclear energy, and the government has just granted a UK firm its largest financial boost yet.
Oxfordshire-based Tokamak Energy is working on a breakthrough in fusion energy right now – a power source with huge potential but notoriously tricky to pull off. Scientists around the world have so far failed to produce a nuclear fusion reactor capable of sending power into a national grid.
However, this British firm is tantalisingly close, and a senior figure within the company has told Express.co.uk the UK is leading the field. Tokamak Energy is aiming to put fusion power into the national grid for the first time ever by 2030.
Dr David Kingham, Executive Vice-Chairman and co-Founder of Tokamak Energy explained the importance of nuclear fusion, and why it has been so difficult to achieve.
He said: “It’s like you’re bottling the sun, and harnessing the energy that comes off it as heat.”
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