The quest for fusion power

Fusion power is one of a very few sustainable options to replace fossil fuels as the world's primary energy source. Although the conditions for fusion have been reached, much remains to be done to turn scientific success into commercial electrical power.

Figure 1: Approximate amounts of remaining fuel resources.
Figure 2: Theoretical predictions of ITER performance in the baseline scenario.
Figure 3: Computer-generated image of the MAST Upgrade spherical tokamak device.

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