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Japan and EU mark first plasma from JT-60SA fusion device

Japan and EU mark first plasma from JT-60SA fusion device

The successful operation of the Japan Torus-60 Super Advanced fusion device, the world's largest operational superconducting tokamak, has been marked by Japan and the European Union in a ceremony to inaugurate the facility.

New Nuclear 01 December 2023


UK and USA team up on fusion development

UK and USA team up on fusion development

The US Department of Energy and the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero have announced a new strategic partnership to accelerate the demonstration and commercialisation of fusion energy.

New Nuclear 10 November 2023


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Fusion report focuses on future workforce challenges

Fusion report focuses on future workforce challenges

The UK's Fusion Cluster report Growing the fusion workforce: Challenges and opportunities for the future says that "having the correct breadth and depth of skills is crucial" and says the sector must learn from other STEM industries in tackling issues such as lack of diversity.

New Nuclear 08 November 2023


China completes ITER magnet support components

China completes ITER magnet support components

A ceremony was held on 3 November to mark the final shipment from China of assemblies for the magnet supporting system of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion machine under construction in Cadarache, southern France.

New Nuclear 07 November 2023


ITER director general promises 'realistic' project timeline

ITER director general promises 'realistic' project timeline

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Director General Pietro Barabaschi has outlined the progress made, and issues faced, by the multinational project as the process of drawing up a revised schedule takes place.

New Nuclear 19 October 2023


Nuclear fusion: New initiatives outlined at IAEA's FEC 2023 conference

Nuclear fusion: New initiatives outlined at IAEA's FEC 2023 conference

The first edition of World Fusion Outlook and proposals to form a World Fusion Energy Group - as well as updates on progress across the industry and new investment from the UK hosts - have been unveiled at the 29th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference.

New Nuclear 16 October 2023


Construction of fusion materials testing facility under way

Construction of fusion materials testing facility under way

Construction has started in Granada, Spain, of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-Demo Oriented Neutron Source project. The facility will provide a fusionā€like neutron source for the qualification of the materials to be used in a fusion power plant.

New Nuclear 12 October 2023


Tokamak Energy reports Demo4 milestone cryogenic tests

Tokamak Energy reports Demo4 milestone cryogenic tests

Tokamak Energy says its engineers have successfully validated electromagnetic current test results of the first of 14 toroidal field limbs in liquid nitrogen at temperatures of -200 degrees Celsius.

New Nuclear 14 September 2023


Germany stepping up investment in fusion

Germany stepping up investment in fusion

Germany will invest more than EUR1 billion (USD1.1 billion) in fusion research over the next five years, Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger announced.

Nuclear Policies 07 September 2023


Testing of ITER wall panels under way

Testing of ITER wall panels under way

Specialists at the St Petersburg-based JSC NIIEFA - part of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom - have started acceptance tests of a full-scale prototype of the first wall panel for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion machine under construction in Cadarache, southern France.

New Nuclear 14 August 2023