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General Atomics and Tokamak Energy to collaborate on advancing high temperature superconducting magnet technologies
02 June, 2023
US-based General Atomics (GA) and UK-based Tokamak Energy Ltd have signed...
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Doosan Enerbility ships pressuriser to ITER
Friday, June 02, 2023 by South Korean company Doosan Enerbility has shipped a pressuriser to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in...

Proxima Fusion raises funds for fusion plant development
Thursday, June 01, 2023 by Munich-based start-up Proxima Fusion says it has completed its Pre-Seed fundraising of €7m ($7.48m) to support fusion power plant development based on the stellarator concept....

First Light Fusion secures grant for ambitious five-year program
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 by UK-based First Light Fusion, founded in 2011 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford, has been awarded a £6m ($7.4m) grant from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research...

Kyoto Fusioneering secures more funding
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Japan’s Kyoto Fusioneering (KF) has raised JPY10.5bn ($79m) in an oversubscribed Series C funding round led by existing investor, JIC Venture Growth Investments. The round attracted...

UKAEA launches tritium training course
Friday, May 19, 2023 by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has launched a new tritium training course as part of its commitment to upskill the fusion industry. Hydrogen isotopes tritium and...

FIA launches new report on supply chains
Thursday, May 18, 2023 by The Fusion Industry Association (FIA)’s new report, “The Fusion Industry Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges” is based on a survey of 27 private fusion companies and...

Russian scientists develop "smart" alloys for fusion reactors
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by Researchers at Russia’s NRNU MEPhI (National Research University - Moscow Power Engineering Institute) are investigating the accumulation of helium and deuterium in promising...

Helion announces first fusion energy purchase agreement with Microsoft
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by US fusion energy tech startup Helion Energy has signed an agreement to provide Microsoft with electricity from its first fusion power plant. Constellation will serve as the power...

Tokamak Energy’s magnets to be tested at US Sandia Laboratories
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 by UK-based Tokamak Energy in February announced that it had built the first set of new generation high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets to be assembled and tested in fusion...

Jacobs to design maintenance systems for ITER
Friday, April 28, 2023 by US-based Jacobs has been selected to design and engineer remotely-operated tools for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction...

Japan adopts national strategy on nuclear fusion
Friday, April 21, 2023 by Japan has adopted its first-ever national strategy on nuclear fusion reflecting the need to create a domestic fusion industry. The strategy calls for the wider participation of...

Fluor Signs MOU with Longview Fusion Energy Systems
Thursday, April 20, 2023 by US-based Fluor Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Longview Fusion Energy Systems to collaborate in designing and planning laser fusion energy...

Russia’s T-15MD tokamak achieves first stable plasma
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by The first thermonuclear plasma has been achieved at the T-15MD tokamak, at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute and the facility is operating steadily, according to Kurchative Institute...

US NRC to regulate fusion energy systems based on existing nuclear materials licensing
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has directed the staff to create a regulatory framework for fusion energy systems, based on its current process for licensing the use of...

Tokamak Energy’s vision of a commercial fusion power plant
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by UK-based Tokamak Energy has released images of its future commercial fusion power plant. Meanwhile, Tokamak Energy’s ST-E1 fusion pilot plant is expected to demonstrate the capability...

German fusion researchers report technological advance
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Germany have reported a discovery that could lead to more compact fusion power plants. Within a fusion plant,...

Another world record for China’s EAST tokamak
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), at the Institute of Plasma Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei, has set a new record by running...

US GAO report identifies fusion challenges
Thursday, April 13, 2023 by A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress, “Technology Assessment - Fusion Energy Potentially Transformative Technology Still Faces Fundamental Challenges” says a...

Kyoto Fusioneering and CNL collaborate on fusion energy
Tuesday, April 04, 2023 by Kyoto Fusioneering (KF) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate the development of fusion energy. The two organizations...

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