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Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion are collaborating to convert fusion reactions into heat to enable clean power production. The ‘Fusion Island’ project is to be partly funded by a government grant.

New Nuclear 07 December 2018


Initial tests at UK pulsed power device

Initial tests at UK pulsed power device

First Light Fusion - a researcher of inertial confinement fusion - has successfully fired the first test 'shot' on one of the six limbs of its newly-constructed pulsed power device 'Machine 3'.

New Nuclear 29 August 2018


ST40 achieves 15-million-degree target

ST40 achieves 15-million-degree target

Tokamak Energy's ST40 fusion reactor - 48Tokamak Energy announced today that it has achieved plasma temperatures of over 15 million degrees Celsius, hotter than the centre of the Sun. The Oxford, England-based company turned on its ST40 reactor for the first time in April 2017.

New Nuclear 06 June 2018


Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project

Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project

Canada-Iter - April 2018 - 48Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iter Organisation to explore how Canada can participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The fusion reactor - construction of which began in 2010 - is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.

New Nuclear 19 April 2018


UK firm sees year-end launch of pulsed power device

UK firm sees year-end launch of pulsed power device

Machine 3 - 48First Light Fusion is investing GBP3.6 million (USD5.0 million) building what it says will be the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The Oxford, England-based company said on 12 March it expects to commission the device - Machine 3 - by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 15 March 2018


Eni supports commercial fusion initiative

Eni supports commercial fusion initiative

SPARC_visualisation_(K_Filar-MIT)-48A collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and private company Commonwealth Fusion Systems is aiming for the rapid commercialisation of nuclear fusion energy, with support from Italian energy company Eni.

New Nuclear 12 March 2018


Norman fusion device reaches 'long enough' milestone

Norman fusion device reaches 'long enough' milestone

Norman - 48TAE Technologies, the California, USA-based fusion energy technology company, has announced that its proprietary beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasma generator has set a new company record for plasma temperature. After more than 4000 experiments to date, the generator 'Norman' has now exceeded the capabilities and performance of the company's previous FRC plasma generator, C-2U.

New Nuclear 09 February 2018


Iter fusion project passes construction milestone

Iter fusion project passes construction milestone

Iter construction site - October 2017 - 48Construction of the Iter fusion reactor, being built at Cadarache in the south of France, is now 50% complete, the Iter Organisation has announced. The reactor - construction of which began in 2010 - is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.

New Nuclear 11 December 2017


UK to support 'next-generation' nuclear technology

UK to support 'next-generation' nuclear technology

The UK government has announced a series of measure that aim to realise the full potential of the of the country's nuclear power industry. The document 'Government to support development of next-generation nuclear technology' follows publication of the Industrial Strategy white paper last month, a core objective of which is to "ensure the UK is developing the technologies of the future and preparing to seize the opportunities they bring and build on its strengths", the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.

Nuclear Policies 07 December 2017


Rosatom head visits Iter, latest equipment batch sent

Rosatom head visits Iter, latest equipment batch sent

Likhachov visits Iter - 48Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachov yesterday visited the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, which the Russian state nuclear corporation said has now entered the "full-scale practical implementation phase". Rosatom also announced that it has sent the latest batch of six trailers with high-current busbars for the power supply systems of Iter's superconducting magnet.

New Nuclear 12 September 2017