I worked Fusion research for nearly 30 years. Most of this time has been at the UK Fusion Research Centre, at the Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. For a couple of years I was seconded to RFX project in Padova Italy .

As an electrical engineer I worked on the large power supplies needed to heat and contain and control the high temperature plasma.

Fusion is our potential clean energy of the future. It is the process that drives our sun.

Unlike fission fusion forces light elements together to make new heaver elements and in the process a small part of the mass is converted into energy. The main fusion research is focused on fusion tritium and deuterium together producing helium and a energetic neutron with about 0.4% of the mass is converted into energy.

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CCFE    Culham Centre for Fusion Energy  home the UK’s national nuclear fusion laboratory.

JET Based at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), UK, is the central research facility of the European Fusion Programme, and it is the largest and most successful fusion experiment in the world.

Tokamak Energy A private company developing fusion systems

ITER ("The Way" in Latin) is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today. In southern France, 35 nations* are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.