Posted BY: Interesting Engineering

A European consortium, EuroFusion, has taken a crucial step on the long road to commercially viable nuclear fusion.

The consortium just announced the start of a five-year “conceptual design” phase for its DEMOnstration power plant (DEMO), a press statement reveals.

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This means nuclear fusion scientists are starting design work on a European demonstration power station that they hope will finally enable net nuclear fusion energy — the much-hyped method to end our reliance on fossil fuels by providing practically limitless energy.

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