Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has backed the creation of a large-scale $400-million nuclear fusion research plant in Oxfordshire, England. The development, which is led by Canada’s General Fusion, seeks to be operational by 2025.

Vancouver-based General Fusion aims to make fusion energy a commercially usable energy source. The Fusion Demonstration Plant will look to provide a safer, carbon-free energy source that produces minimal radioactive waste, according to BBC News.

“This new plant by General Fusion is a huge boost for our plans to develop a fusion industry in the UK, and I’m thrilled that Culham will be home to such a cutting-edge and potentially transformative project. Fusion energy has great potential as a source of limitless, low-carbon energy, and today’s announcement is a clear vote of confidence in the region and the UK’s status as a global science superpower," Amanda Solloway, Science Minister for U.K. Government, said in a press release.

The new building and research program will only be used for research and not to generate power.

Fusion energy is a powerful form of nuclear energy that generates energy the same way as the Sun. The process fuses atoms rather than splitting them.

U.K. Atomic Energy Authority and General Fusion will combine in a long-term commercial lease for the construction of the research building, according to the two organizations. UKAEA owns the campus in Culham and is also the location of major fusion research efforts done by the Joint European Torus and Mast Upgrade.

"By locating at this campus, General Fusion expands our market presence beyond North America into Europe, broadening our global network of government, institutional, and industrial partners,” said Christofer Mowry, chief executive of General Fusion.

Mowry described the big boost to the global development of practical fusion energy as "incredibly exciting."

Fusion energy efforts have often been delayed by lagging research due to a lack of funding. The presence of Bezos, the world's richest person, is believed to have significantly helped funding, with $100 million raised in its last round.