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More Russian equipment for ITER
07 October, 2022
Russian enterprises have completed the manufacture and shipment of...
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Zap Energy considers retrofitting fusion reactor at coal plant
Friday, October 07, 2022 by A new study by US-based Zap Energy will assess the feasibility of siting a Zap fusion energy pilot plant at Washington's only remaining coal power station. Zap Energy has said it...

UK selects site for first fusion energy plant
Thursday, October 06, 2022 by The UK government has announced that the West Burton power station site in Nottinghamshire has been selected to host STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production), the UK’s...

Russia sends gyrotrons to ITER
Friday, September 16, 2022 by Russia’s Project Centre ITER has said that the first Russian gyrotron complexes are being sent to the construction site of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER...

UKAEA appoints consortium as engineering service delivery partner for STEP
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by A consortium of nuclear fusion experts led by Atkins - a member of the SNC-Lavalin group - and Assystem, a specialist in energy transition, has been appointed by the UK Atomic...

Russia delivers more electrical equipment to Iter
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by The 25th batch of Russian electrical equipment was successfully delivered to the construction site of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor Iter in France, Russia’s...

UKAEA and Commonwealth Fusion Systems to advance fusion energy
Thursday, July 28, 2022 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) have announced a new trans-Atlantic agreement to advance commercial fusion energy. The new...

First Light Fusion signs agreement with Spain’s IDOM
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by UK’s First Light Fusion (FLF) has entered a long-term collaboration agreement with consultancy firm IDOM to develop engineering plans for a critical part of its pilot power plant.

Fusion company TAE Technologies closes $250 million financing round
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by After achieving temperatures greater than 75 million degrees Celsius and demonstrating real-time control of plasma with its fusion research reactor, Norman, US-based TAE Technologies...

Fusion Industry survey shows significant increase in private investment
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by The latest survey from the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) – “The global fusion industry in 2022”, provides a snapshot of the state of the growing fusion industry in 2022....

Kyoto Fusioneering designs test facility for fusion power plant equipment
Thursday, July 14, 2022 by Japan’s Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd (KF) has completed the preliminary design of an integrated testing facility for fusion power plant equipment, with construction due to start in Japan...

MHI delivers testing equipment to Iter
Thursday, July 07, 2022 by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has completed delivery of testing equipment to the Rokkasho Fusion Institute in Aomori Prefecture, part of Japan’s National Institutes...

ITER Council says progress has continued
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by At its Thirtieth Meeting on 15-16 June 2022, the ITER Council convened to assess the progress of the ITER Project, concluding that: “The project has maintained steady progress,...

UKAEA develops laser-welding ‘robotic snake’
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has developed a new laser-welding ‘robotic snake’ capable of operating inside fusion energy power plant pipework. The DEMO snake, which is...

US looks at nuclear propulsion for space travel in 2027
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by The US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is advancing two different approaches to accelerate ground and flight testing for nuclear-powered prototypes: compact fusion and next-gen...

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...

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