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IAEA, ITER expand cooperation on fusion

IAEA, ITER expand cooperation on fusion

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation are to enhance their cooperation in nuclear fusion research and related activities following the signing of an agreement that expands one signed in 2008.

New Nuclear 20 June 2019


China plans fusion power research

China plans fusion power research

A research centre to support China's push for nuclear fusion power has been approved. It will  be able to test large superconducting magnets and filters under operational conditions.

Nuclear Policies 01 April 2019


UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

The UK and the European Commission signed a contract extension today for the world’s largest fusion research facility, Joint European Torus. The extension secures at least EUR100 million (USD112 million) in additional inward investment from the EU over the next two years and "brings reassurance" for the more than 500 staff at the site in Culham, near Oxford, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said.

New Nuclear 29 March 2019


DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

The US Department of Energy Office of Science has announced USD30 million of funding for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science at to be carried out at international tokamak facilities.
 

New Nuclear 11 March 2019


NRG irradiates steel alloy for use in ITER

NRG irradiates steel alloy for use in ITER

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) of the Netherlands has completed the irradiation testing in the High Flux Reactor of a new type of metal that will be used in a test programme of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

New Nuclear 30 January 2019


DOE expands support for innovation projects

DOE expands support for innovation projects

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced six new collaborations with industry on projects to advance commercial nuclear energy technologies. Meanwhile, the DOE has announced separate funding solicitations for research into fusion energy and transformative energy technologies.

Nuclear Policies 21 December 2018


US academies call for continued fusion research

US academies call for continued fusion research

The USA should continue its participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project and develop a national research programme towards building a compact pilot plant, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Nuclear Policies 19 December 2018


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