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Metal Alloys to Support to Nuclear Fusion Energy
27 January, 2023
Scientists at the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL),...
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First Light Fusion to build demonstration facility at UKAEA's Culham Campus
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion have signed an agreement for a facility to house First Light’s Machine 4 at UKAEA’s Culham Campus in Oxfordshire....

Approval granted for General Fusion’s demonstration project
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Construction is expected to begin this year of General Fusion’s demonstration project at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA's) Culham Campus after South Oxfordshire District...

Work underway to address ITER’s technical problems
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Work is underway to address defects which were identified in two key tokamak components during assembly of the ITER fusion reactor in France.

Furukawa to supply specialist tape to Tokamak Energy
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Tokamak Energy has signed an agreement for the supply of specialist high temperature superconducting (HTS) tape with Japan’s Furukawa Electric Group. Tokamak Energy, based near Oxford,...

Chinese EAST tokamak achieves improved plasma retention
Friday, January 13, 2023 by The new improved plasma retention mode has been demonstrated at the Experiment Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), according to the Hafei Institute of Physical Sciences of...

More delays for ITER
Thursday, January 12, 2023 by The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in southern France is facing more delays, ITER director general Pietro...

Fusion breakthrough for LLNL
Thursday, December 15, 2022 by A fusion reaction that produced more energy than the laser energy used to drive it has been achieved by the US National Ignition Facility. Located at Lawrence Livermore...

First plasma for Tokamak Energy’s fusion device
Thursday, December 15, 2022 by Tokamak Energy has said its upgraded fusion energy device, ST40, has achieved first plasma after recently returning to operation, as part of the company’s mission to...

Jacobs wins new contract to support UK fusion programme
Friday, December 09, 2022 by Jacobs has been awarded a contract to support the UK's fusion energy research programme. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has appointed Jacobs on all lots of its...

Thales and Marvel Fusion to upgrade laser system in Romania
Thursday, December 08, 2022 by Thales and Germany’s Marvel Fusion will cooperate in upgrading the laser system of the Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) in Magurele, Romania. With the...

Novatron secures investment to develop fusion
Thursday, December 08, 2022 by EIT InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy, supported by the European Union’s European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), has announced its investment...

China completes core component for ITER
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by China has completed fabrication of the first piece of enhanced heat flux first wall panels, a core component of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER),...

First Light Fusion plans 60MWe pilot plant
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Oxford-based First Light Fusion has announced a new technical partnership aimed at rapidly advancing towards a pilot plant based on its projectile fusion technology, while also...

ITER says essential key components repairs will impact schedule
Thursday, November 24, 2022 by “When building a machine as large and as complex as ITER, difficulties and setbacks do not come as surprises - they are an integral part of manufacturing, assembling and...

ITER Council reviews progress and challenges
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by The ITER Council meeting to review the performance of the ITER Project, evaluated the progress of construction, manufacturing, assembly and commissioning, including the impact of...

Russia delivers poloidal field coil for ITER
Friday, November 04, 2022 by Rosatom has said it is delivering a PF1 poloidal field coil to the ITER fusion reactor under construction in France. A ceremonial launching of a pontoon with a Russian PF1 poloidal...

Tokamak Energy announces ST80-HTS advanced prototype
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by Tokamak Energy has announced plans for its advanced prototype, ST80-HTS, which will be the world’s first high field spherical tokamak using high temperature superconducting (HTS)...

China’s "artificial sun" sets new record
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by China’s "artificial sun", the HL-2M tokamak, has set a new operation record with its plasma current exceeding 1 million amperes (one megampere) “marking a major step toward...

General Atomics announces plans for fusion pilot plant
Thursday, October 27, 2022 by US-based General Atomics (GA) has announced a new concept for a fusion pilot plant (FPP) to deliver economically viable fusion energy.

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