Nuclear fusion: Design work starts on Europe’s first commercial power station

Nuclear fusion: Design work starts on Europe’s first commercial power station

July 5, 2022 0 By bimola

The EuroFusion consortium hopes its DEMOnstration Power Plant will take fusion power from the lab to commercial electricity supply by 2054



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5 July 2022

Fusion power plant

Nuclear fusion could one day provide us with clean electricity

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Nuclear fusion engineers are starting to design a European power station they hope will mimic how the sun works to provide a clean, almost unlimited source of energy on Earth.

Today marks the beginning of a five-year “conceptual design” phase to flesh out key technology decisions for the DEMOnstration Power Plant (DEMO), a project backed by a Europe-wide consortium to take fusion power from the concept stage to a commercial reality. The EuroFusion group plans for the 300-500 megawatt reactor to …