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ITER says schedule maintained despite COVID-19
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Canada’s General Fusion has closed additional financing in support of its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) programme.
First ever measurement of tokamak dust particles
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
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
UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has signed a multimillion-pound framework agreement to aid development of fusion energy.