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Germany launches €370 million fusion research programme

Image: Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Partnership between industry and publicly funded bodies aims to tap safe source of nuclear power

Germany’s research minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger has announced a new programme of research aimed at developing nuclear fusion into a practical source of domestic and industrial energy.

The programme will receive government funding of €370 million until 2028 and will support activities already underway at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (pictured), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Jülich National Research Centre (FZJ).

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