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Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion Target Nuclear Fusion Reactor By 2030

Two UK start-ups are close to cracking stable nuclear fusion; a move that would unlock clean, cheap and near-limitless energy by creating a miniature sun in a reactor. Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion have separately set the goal of having a working reactor by 2030, which is 10 years before the state-backed UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) plans to reach that target. Both companies are developing their reactors based on the tokamak design that originated in the Soviet Union in the 1950s.  Tokamak Energy  aim to generate fusion power by 2025 whereas First Light Fusion is working towards achieving its first fusion demonstration early this year, with hopes for achieving ‘gain’ – where more power is produced than is used to turn on the reactor – by 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source: siliconrepublic