Scientists across the world are becoming increasingly confident that nuclear technology can play a significant role in cutting global emissions before 2050.
Now a new international research project will explore some of the challenges which still need to be overcome in order for that to become a reality.
TITANS (Tritium Impact and Transfer in Advanced Nuclear reactorS) is a €3.8million project supported by an investment of €2.8m from the European Union.
It brings together 21 partners from seven European countries, who will work to improve knowledge on tritium management in nuclear fission and fusion facilities.
The project partners include the University of Plymouth which, along with the UK Atomic Energy Authority, has been given special dispensation to be part of the three-year EU-funded project.