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Russian scientific organisations join forces on fusion development
30 November, 2020
The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the Kurchatov Institute and...
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ITER says schedule maintained despite COVID-19
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by The Council of the ITER Organisation said on 19 November that it had reviewed in a videoconference the performance of the ITER Project toward first plasma in view of the...

UK's ten point plan supports small and advanced reactors
Friday, November 20, 2020 by The UK government has outlined plans to invest £525 million ($686 million) to help develop large and smaller-scale nuclear power plants, and research and develop new advanced...

General Fusion commissions AL_A to design fusion plant
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Canada-based General Fusion has partnered with architecture firm, AL_A, to assist in the design of its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP).

Russia sends more equipment to ITER
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Rosatom has manufactured elements for a new system of the ITER experimental thermonuclear reactor, under construction at Cadarache in France.

General Atomics wins ITER contract
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by US-based General Atomics (GA) has been awarded a contract by US ITER, based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to develop the manufacturing process for components for the system that...

UK’s MAST Upgrade achieves first plasma
Saturday, October 31, 2020 by After a seven-year build, the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s £55 million ($71m) Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) Upgrade, achieved first plasma on 29 October, with all the...

Canada returns to ITER
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation on 15 October signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Canadian government, which sets out terms for the...

Progress for Oakridge MPEX fusion project
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by US Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) leaders last week to mark progress toward a next-generation...

Harworth completes nuclear fusion research facility at UKAEA
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by The UK’s Harworth Group plc, a land and property developer, said on 5 October that it had completed the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) GBP22 million ($28m) new nuclear...

Jacobs to support UKAEA fusion technologies
Thursday, October 01, 2020 by US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to support research into nuclear fusion and related technologies.

US DOE funding for Tokamak research
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $17 million in funding for research at the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U), a facility at DOE’s Princeton...

Final positioning for lower cylinder of the Iter cryostat
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The ITER Organisation announced that the lower cylinder of the cryostat for the international experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor under construction at Cadarache in France...

More US funding for fusion projects
Monday, September 07, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $29 million in funding for 14 projects as part of the Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of...

US funds AI and Machine Learning Research for Fusion Energy
Monday, August 24, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 20 August announced a plan to provide up to $21 million to support research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for fusion energy.

Assembly of ITER begins in France
Thursday, July 30, 2020 by The ITER group, in a ceremony on 28 July marked the start of the machine assembly of the international experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor under construction at Cadarache in France

More finance for Canada’s General Fusion
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Canada’s General Fusion has closed additional financing in support of its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) programme.

First ever measurement of tokamak dust particles
Monday, July 20, 2020 by For the first time ever, through the Broader Approach agreement, a scientific partnership signed between Europe and Japan, experts have successfully measured the amount of tritium in...

Assystem to participate in UK and Chinese fusion projects
Thursday, June 04, 2020 by France’s Assystem announced that it will play a key role in the development of two separate nuclear fusion reactors with leading fusion research centres in China and the UK.

UKAEA signs framework agreement
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has signed a multimillion-pound framework agreement to aid development of fusion energy.

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