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UKAEA to open fusion energy research facility

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The UK Atomic Energy Authority is to open a £22 million research facility in South Yorkshire to commercialise nuclear fusion as a low-carbon source of electricity.

The 2300 sq m facility will be based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham alongside companies such as carmakers Rolls-Royce and McLaren Automotive, as well as the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, UKAEA announced on 16 September.

The site will be funded as part of the government’s nuclear sector deal, with an additional £2m coming through the Sheffield City Region’s local growth fund.

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