Shelley Moore Capito

06/01/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/01/2023 14:05

Capito Announces Funding for WV Nuclear Fusion Energy Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Tokamak Energy, Inc., a nuclear fusion energy technology company based in Bruceton Mills, W.Va., was one of eight firms selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to receive grants to fund the first nuclear fusion energy production facilities in the country. The DOE has awarded $46 million across the eight firms to develop pilot fusion energy power plants, aiming to be completed in the next 5 to 10 years.

"West Virginia has always been a pioneer in energy generation for our country, and this funding from the DOE reflects that proud history and tradition," Senator Capito said. "Funding like this can help create opportunities for reliable energy production and works to foster a secure energy future. I am looking forward to seeing how Tokamak Energy, Inc. uses these resources to develop new fusion technologies to help strengthen American energy production."

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