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China plans fusion research centre
04 April, 2019
Chinese authorities have approved a project to create a national centre...
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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.

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.

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