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Nuclear Fusion / Researchers Endorse Push For Pilot Plant In US

By David Dalton
24 March 2020

Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy
Researchers Endorse Push For Pilot Plant In US
The Iter nuclear fusion project in the south of France.
The US should set the ambitious goal of developing a pilot fusion power plant, marking what would be an important step toward an American fusion energy industry, a report says.

The report was produced by a group of researchers from academia, government labs, and industry.

It identifies high-priority scientific needs that can help fill gaps in fusion knowledge and help the drive to making fusion a practical energy source. It will be used by the US Department of Energy’s fusion energy sciences advisory committee as it undertakes a new phase of planning for its fusion energy sciences program, the primary US source of fusion research funding.

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