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DOE funds projects to work on overcoming fusion energy hurdles

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.3 million in funding for 10 projects intended to pair private industry with DOE’s national laboratories to overcome challenges in fusion energy development.

In December, DOE announced that a team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory had achieved fusion ignition, a breakthrough that captured headlines. Ignition, in which more energy was derived from fusion than was put into it, had not previously been accomplished in a laboratory setting and raised hopes that fusion energy could play a major role in the transition to clean energy.

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