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UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

Future fusion energy facilities will continue to be regulated by the Environment Agency and Health & Safety Executive, the UK government has confirmed in its response to a consultation seeking views on the regulatory framework for ensuring the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy. Fission power plants are regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2022


Robotic snake shows its ability in fusion challenge

Robotic snake shows its ability in fusion challenge

A new laser-welding robotic "snake" developed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority's robotics research centre has demonstrated its capability to operate inside nuclear fusion plant pipework in trials at the Culham Science Centre near Oxford.

New Nuclear 31 May 2022


MIT expands fusion collaboration

MIT expands fusion collaboration

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Science and Fusion Center is to expand its fusion energy research and education activities under a new five-year agreement with its spinout company Commonwealth Fusion Systems.

New Nuclear 17 May 2022


ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot passes away

ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot passes away

Tributes have been paid to ITER Organization Director-General Dr Bernard Bigot, after his death at the age of 72 was announced by the organisation which is building the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project in southern France.

Corporate 16 May 2022


Most complex lift to date completed at ITER

Most complex lift to date completed at ITER

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project has achieved a major machine assembly milestone, with the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber being lifted out of tooling and lowered into the machine well.

New Nuclear 13 May 2022


Cerberus, Assystem to design STEP shielding

Cerberus, Assystem to design STEP shielding

Cerberus Nuclear and Assystem have been selected to deliver the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production reactor in-board shield design as part of the STEP Engineering Framework. STEP will be the UK's prototype fusion energy power plant.

New Nuclear 12 April 2022


US Administration shares vision for commercial fusion

US Administration shares vision for commercial fusion

As the US Administration unveiled its "bold decadal vision" to accelerate fusion energy, the Department of Energy has announced up to USD50 million of federal funding to support US scientists conducting experimental research in fusion energy science at tokamak and spherical tokamak facilities at home and overseas.

New Nuclear 21 March 2022


Tokamak Energy achieves crucial plasma temperature

Tokamak Energy achieves crucial plasma temperature

Tokamak Energy of the UK announced it has demonstrated a world-first with its privately-funded ST40 spherical tokamak, achieving a plasma temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius, the threshold required for commercial fusion energy.

New Nuclear 10 March 2022


ITER tokamak assembly put on hold by regulator

ITER tokamak assembly put on hold by regulator

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has ordered the start of the assembly of the tokamak of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project to be postponed until a number of safety issues have been addressed.

New Nuclear 01 March 2022


Fusion energy record at JET 'huge step' forward

Fusion energy record at JET 'huge step' forward

Researchers at the Joint European Torus in the UK doubled previous records by producing a total of 59 megajoules of heat energy from fusion over a five second period.

New Nuclear 09 February 2022