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US looks at nuclear propulsion for space travel in 2027
19 May, 2022
The US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is advancing two different approaches...
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MIT expands fusion research with Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Centre (PSFC) will substantially expand its fusion energy research and education activities under a new five-year agreement with Institute...

Iter Director-General Bernard Bigot dies
Monday, May 16, 2022 by Dr Bernard Bigot, Director-General of the Iter Organisation passed away on 14 May “due to illness”. Iter said he was “an inspirational leader for more than four decades across...

Japan's EX-Fusion raises funds to commercialise nuclear fusion
Thursday, April 21, 2022 by Japanese startup EX-Fusion, which seeks to commercialise laser based fusion energy, announced on 18 April that it had closed a pre-seed round funding of JPY130 million ($1m) at the end...

Cerberus and Assystem to deliver reactor in-board shield design for STEP
Friday, April 15, 2022 by Cerberus Nuclear and Assystem have been selected to deliver the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) reactor in-board shield design as part of the STEP Engineering...

UK's First Light Fusion announces fusion breakthrough
Thursday, April 07, 2022 by First Light Fusion (First Light), the University of Oxford fusion spin-out, announced that it had achieved fusion and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) independently validated...

Assystem strengthens role in UK fusion
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 by Assystem announced that it has secured a place on three new United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) frameworks that will facilitate the development of the UK's Spherical...

Frazer-Nash to support UKAEA Tritium Engineering Framework
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Frazer-Nash announced that it has been awarded a role on the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) Tritium Engineering Framework to support the commercial development...

Ansaldo Nucleare wins contract to support Divertor Tokamak Test Facility
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Italy’s Ansaldo Nucleare said on 8 February that it has won a €21 million ($24m) contract for the management of multidisciplinary technical managerial support services aimed...

European researchers achieve fusion energy record at JET
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 by Record energy output results announced in February are the ‘clearest demonstration in a quarter of a century’ of the potential for fusion energy to deliver safe and sustainable...

NUVIA secures new framework with UKAEA
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by NUVIA UK said that its Consulting and Technical Services business line had been awarded a place on the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) embedded engineering resource framework

UKAEA awards SNC-Lavalin new contracts for STEP fusion project
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Canada-based SNC-Lavalin said on 18 January it had been awarded three new contracts by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to continue work on the Spherical Tokamak for...

General Fusion achieves technology milestone
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Canada’s General Fusion announced that it had achieved several aggressive performance goals of a prototype system for its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP).

R&B Switchgear wins work at Culham
Thursday, December 23, 2021 by Manchester-based R&B Switchgear Group, has been appointed to deliver a project with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), one of the world’s leading fusion research organisations.

Tokamak Energy reduces power required to cool HTS magnets
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by Oxford-based Tokamak Energy has announced the breakthrough design of cryogenic, or very low temperature, power electronics technology for the high-efficiency operation of...

MHI awarded Iter contract
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd has been awarded a first contract from Japan’s National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology for manufacture of six units of divertor...

KSTAR fusion reactor sets new record
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 by South Korea's National Fusion Research Institute announced in November that plasma operation at 100 million degrees Celsius, an essential requirement for nuclear fusion,...

Commonwealth Fusion Systems raises funds to commercialise fusion
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 by Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) announced on 1 December that it has closed on more than $1.8 billion in Series B funding to commercialise fusion energy

Helion raises $500 million to fund demonstration fusion generator
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by US fusion energy tech startup Helion Energy said it raised $500 million of its Series E round, which was led by Sam Altman, whose involvement in the company as investor and chairman...

Assystem wins two contracts for new UK STEP fusion plant
Monday, November 08, 2021 by UK-based engineering company Assystem said on 4 November that it had been awarded two contracts by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to support the development of STEP...

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