Fusion rss

ST40 achieves 15-million-degree target

New Nuclear

06 June 2018

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.

UK firm sees year-end launch of pulsed power device

New Nuclear

15 March 2018

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.

Norman fusion device reaches 'long enough' milestone

New Nuclear

09 February 2018

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.

Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project

New Nuclear

19 April 2018

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.

Eni supports commercial fusion initiative

New Nuclear

12 March 2018

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.

Iter fusion project passes construction milestone

New Nuclear

11 December 2017

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.