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Canada returns to ITER
22 October, 2020
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Progress for Oakridge MPEX fusion project
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by US Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) leaders last week to mark progress toward a next-generation...

Harworth completes nuclear fusion research facility at UKAEA
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by The UK’s Harworth Group plc, a land and property developer, said on 5 October that it had completed the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) GBP22 million ($28m) new nuclear...

Jacobs to support UKAEA fusion technologies
Thursday, October 01, 2020 by US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to support research into nuclear fusion and related technologies.

US DOE funding for Tokamak research
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $17 million in funding for research at the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U), a facility at DOE’s Princeton...

Final positioning for lower cylinder of the Iter cryostat
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The ITER Organisation announced that the lower cylinder of the cryostat for the international experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor under construction at Cadarache in France...

More US funding for fusion projects
Monday, September 07, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $29 million in funding for 14 projects as part of the Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of...

US funds AI and Machine Learning Research for Fusion Energy
Monday, August 24, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 20 August announced a plan to provide up to $21 million to support research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for fusion energy.

Assembly of ITER begins in France
Thursday, July 30, 2020 by The ITER group, in a ceremony on 28 July marked the start of the machine assembly of the international experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor under construction at Cadarache in France

More finance for Canada’s General Fusion
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Canada’s General Fusion has closed additional financing in support of its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) programme.

First ever measurement of tokamak dust particles
Monday, July 20, 2020 by For the first time ever, through the Broader Approach agreement, a scientific partnership signed between Europe and Japan, experts have successfully measured the amount of tritium in...

Assystem to participate in UK and Chinese fusion projects
Thursday, June 04, 2020 by France’s Assystem announced that it will play a key role in the development of two separate nuclear fusion reactors with leading fusion research centres in China and the UK.

UKAEA signs framework agreement
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has signed a multimillion-pound framework agreement to aid development of fusion energy.

Contract awarded for Demo fusion project
Monday, June 01, 2020 by A consortium comprising Ansaldo Nucleare, Empresarios Agrupados Internacional and Framatome has been awarded a four-year, €10 million ($11 million) framework contract by the...

US start-up raises funds for fusion project
Monday, June 01, 2020 by Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a US-based startup commercialising fusion energy, announced on 26 May that it has raised $84 million in A2 funding, bringing the company’s total...

South Korea completes first vacuum vessel section for Iter
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The first section for the vacuum vessel (section 6) for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction at Cadarache France has been produced in South...

ITER receives equipment from Russia and Italy
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by A consignment of Russian equipment has been delivered to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), along with the first coil from Italy.

Jacobs awarded several nuclear fusion contracts
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by US-based Jacobs said it has been awarded several contracts worth more than $25 million in total for work on nuclear fusion projects in the UK and France.

US DOE announces funding for lower-cost fusion concepts
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced the winners of $32 million in funding for 15 nuclear fusion research projects.

Dynamic SNC completes dry run of upending tool for ITER tokamak
Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Dynamic SNC consortium announced, 25 March, that it had completed a successful dry run of using an upending tool required to build the world’s largest tokamak nuclear fusion...

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