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UKAEA shortlists five sites for STEP fusion plant
18 October, 2021
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced that five sites had...
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Russia’s Triniti achieves refuelling of the T-11M tokamak
Friday, October 08, 2021 by Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research (Triniti - part of Rosatom’s scientific division) said on 5 October that, together with Krasnaya Zvezda (a...

UK government publishes fusion strategy
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by The UK government on 1 October published a strategy setting out how it aims to leverage scientific, commercial and international leadership to enable the delivery of fusion energy.

New UKAEA fusion research centre begins operation
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by A new UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) fusion energy research facility, which has begun operating in Rotherham (UK) will simulate the intense heat and magnetic fields that will...

Tokamak Energy demonstrates new magnet technology for fusion power
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by Nuclear fusion developer Tokamak Energy said it has demonstrated a "transformative magnet protection technology" that improves the commercial viability of fusion power plants.

UKAEA releases Fusion Materials Roadmap
Friday, September 10, 2021 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials (Royce) on 8 September published a roadmap for developing materials for fusion energy.

UKAEA and STFC to accelerate fusion energy research using advanced computing
Thursday, August 19, 2021 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) said on 17 August that the UK programme to deliver fusion energy had been given a boost by a new collaboration with the Science and...

US National Ignition Facility makes progress towards fusion ignition
Thursday, August 19, 2021 by An experiment at the US Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) has taken a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than...

Helion prepares to build Polaris fusion prototype
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by US fusion energy developer Helion Energy said on 27 July that it had broken ground on a new facility in Everett, Washington. “This new facility will focus on helium-3 production and...

Doosan Babcock and Altrad to support UK fusion research
Friday, July 16, 2021 by Doosan Babcock has signed a three-year contract to provide a range of industrial support services in support of the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s fusion research and technology programme.

Russian research on tritium cycle supports fusion development
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Russia’s AA Bochvar Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM – part of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL) has developed a basic version of the technological tritium cycle for modernisation...

Euratom Programme receives €300 million for fusion research
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The European Commission (EC) on 2 July adopted the Euratom Work Programme 2021-2022, implementing the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2025. The Work Programme outlines...

Shine to receive financing from Koch
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 28 June that it had closed a $150-million Series C-5 financing. Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) led the round, which also...

Helion Energy achieves 100 million degrees Celsius fusion fuel temperature
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by US-based Helion Energy said on 22 June that it had become the first private company to announce exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius in its 6th fusion generator prototype,...

ITER reports on progress
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by At its 28th Meeting on 16-17 June, the ITER Council convened via remote video conference to assess the latest progress reports and performance metrics of the ITER Project....

First shot fired by First Light Fusion Big Gun
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by UK Science Minister and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science, Research & Innovation Amanda Solloway on 17 June visited First Light Fusion in Oxford and officially fired...

Canada’s General Fusion to build demonstration plant in the UK
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by General Fusion has agreed to build and operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham Campus in Oxfordshire.

US DOE announces funding for stellarator research
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 8 June announced $6.4 million in funding for US scientists to carry out seven research projects at two major fusion energy facilities located...

General Atomics prepares to ship first module of ITER’s Central Solenoid
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by After a decade of design and fabrication, US-based General Atomics said on 15 June that it is ready to ship the first module of the Central Solenoid to the International...

Toshiba manufactures toroidal field coils for ITER
Thursday, June 10, 2021 by Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) announced on 8 June that it had manufactured the first of four toroidal field coils for the International...

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