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More UK funding for fusion
07 October, 2019
The UK Government last week announced £220 million ($271m) of funding...
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Contact for ITER tokamak assembly
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 by The ITER Organization has awarded a €200 million contract for Tokamak Assembly to DYNAMIC, a consortium comprising Ansaldo Nucleare, Endel Engie, Orys Group ORTEC, SIMIC, Leading...

Spain’s GDES wins Iter contract
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Fusion for Energy (F4E), the European Union (EU) organisation managing Europe’s contribution to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction in...

EIB funding for Italian fusion project
Monday, September 30, 2019 by The European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed it will lend €250m ($273.8m) of funding for research into fusion energy in Italy.

UKAEA to open new fusion test facility
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced last week that is will open a £22 million ($27.3m) fusion energy research facility in Rotherham in 2020 to engage industry in...

Boris Johnson visits Culham
Friday, August 09, 2019 by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire on 8 August, the same day he announced that the UK would change rules to allow for fast-track visas...

New fusion support facility inaugurated in Croatia
Friday, July 19, 2019 by A dual ion beam facility, which enables two ion beams from different accelerators to be combined simultaneously, has been inaugurated in Zagreb. The facility strengthens Croatia’s...

Thailand looks to fusion
Monday, April 29, 2019 by The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is partnering with Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (Tint) to construct a fusion reactor, the Bangkok...

China plans fusion research centre
Thursday, April 04, 2019 by Chinese authorities have approved a project to create a national centre for thermonuclear research at the Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Two year reprieve for JET as Brexit uncertainty continues
Monday, April 01, 2019 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced on 29 March that a contract extension for the Joint European Torus...

Fusion progress in UK and South Korea
Friday, February 15, 2019 by First Light Fusion, which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2011 to research energy generation using inertial fusion, has completed construction and testing of its Machine...

UK fusion project receives government funding
Friday, December 07, 2018 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion, Oxford University’s fusion spin-out, are collaborating on the ‘Fusion Island’ project, which is partly funded by a grant...

More fusion progress at China’s EAST tokamak
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by China’s Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, announced on its website on 13 November that the Experimental Advanced...

Assystem wins agreement from UK Atomic Energy Authority
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Nuclear engineering company Assystem has been awarded a major, multi-discipline design framework agreement to support United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) fusion...

Canada invests in fusion
Thursday, November 01, 2018 by The Canadian government has announced a CAD49.3 million ($37.5m) investment in General Fusion. The funding will help General Fusion create technology and support its project to develop...

Successful test shot for Oxford inertial confinement fusion company
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Oxford-based First Light Fusion (FLF), which is researching a number of alternative research directions to develop inertial confinement fusion ICF) for energy generation, announced on...

New record results for German stellerator
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) on 25 June reported a new record performance at the Wendelstein 7-X stellerator, which began operation in...

Italy’s Eni looks to fusion
Monday, May 14, 2018 by Italian oil and gas company Eni on 4 May signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Research Council (CNR) covering joint research in nuclear fusion, water, agriculture...

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.

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