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Italy’s Eni looks to fusion
14 May, 2018
Italian oil and gas company Eni on 4 May signed a memorandum of...
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Canada considers rejoining Iter
Monday, April 30, 2018 by Canada’s Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, on 17 April signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Thermonuclear Experimental...

Italy’s growing interest in fusion
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Italian energy group Eni is considering stepping up its investment in nuclear fusion after committing €50m in funding to Commonwealth Fusion System.

UK company seeks to build pulsed fusion machine
Friday, March 16, 2018 by UK-based First Light Fusion (FLF) is investing £3.6m ($5m) to build a pulsed power machine (Machine 3) to advance exploring nuclear fusion technology.

ITER continues on schedule
Monday, November 27, 2017 by During the 21st meeting of the ITER Council on 15-16 November, delegates reviewed a package of detailed reports and indicators relating both to the organisational and technical aspects...

More Russian equipment for Iter
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The third and largest consignment of Russian equipment for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (Iter) was deliovered to the seaport of St Petersburg on 7 September...

UK affirms commitment to JET
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said on 27 June that the UK government was committed to underwrite the collaborative Joint European Torus (JET) nuclear fusion project with the...

Kazakhstan begins physical start up of tokamak
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) has launched the first stage of the physical start-up of the Tokamak KTM fusion reactor.

Microsoft to assist Canadian fusion project
Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Canada's General Fusion has teamed up with US Microsoft to analyse its fusion energy experimental results using cloud-based big data techniques.

South Korea completes plasma chamber tool for Iter
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by A ceremony was held on 11 May in South Korea, to mark the end of the factory acceptance tests for the first vacuum vessel sector sub-assembly tool for the International...

UK pushes ahead with fusion
Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Mage Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) facility at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) in the UK is to receive GBP21m ($27m) in funding to upgrade its plasma exhaust systems.

US toroidal field conductors delivered for Iter
Friday, March 17, 2017 by All US-supplied toroidal field conductors for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter), under construction at Cadarache in France, have now been delivered to...

Diagnostic components delivered to Iter
Monday, March 13, 2017 by The first International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) diagnostic components to be supplied by Fusion For Energy (F4E) have been delivered to the Iter site in...

Spherical tokamak aims for operation in 2030
Thursday, February 02, 2017 by David Kingham, CEO of UK based Tokamak Energy says experimental and theoretical research has shown 'spherical' tokamaks to be a "fast route to fusion" compared with more...

NRG begins testing special steel for Iter
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by NRG of the Netherlands said on 25 January that it has started irradiation testing Eurofer97 low-activation stainless steel that will be used in the Iter nuclear fusion reactor...

Amec to design Iter simulator
Thursday, January 12, 2017 by UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler has been appointed to carry out design development work for an integrated plant simulator for the €15bn ($16bn) International Thermonuclear...

Milestones for several fusion reactors
Thursday, December 22, 2016 by The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR), a tokamak nuclear fusion reactor, achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South...

Spain’s Ensa wins Iter contract
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Spain's Equipos Nucleares SA (Ensa) has been awarded a contract by Fusion For Energy (F4E) for the design, manufacture and delivery of four additional water detritiation tanks, part...

Concern over future of UK fusion research
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 by Following UK media reports questioning the future of UK's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) and the Joint European Torus (JET) in the wake of the UK's expected withdrawal from...

Iter targets first plasma for 2025: Russians offer technical improvement
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by A new schedule for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) fusion project has been approved by the Iter Council, confirming that first plasma is now scheduled for...

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