The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research and is owned and operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in a carbon-free energy future. CCFE is one of the world's leading fusion research laboratories, with scientists and engineers working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow's power stations.
The UK fusion programme is centred on the innovative MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) experiment, employing around 150 people and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union.
In addition, CCFE hosts the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus), on behalf of its European partners. The JET facilities are operated for scientists from around Europe, and employs 500 people, with around 350 European scientists visiting each year to conduct research, as well as many from outside Europe.