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First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

The UK's First Light Fusion plans to build a 60 MW pilot power plant based on its unique projectile fusion technology to prove the integrated engineering for electricity generation and the production of tritium. It has partnered with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to design a system for extracting tritium from the reactor.

New Nuclear 30 November 2022


China celebrates first enhanced heat flux first wall panel for ITER

China celebrates first enhanced heat flux first wall panel for ITER

China National Nuclear Corp's Southwestern Institute of Physics says that the first piece of the enhanced heat flux first wall for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor has been produced, with its core indicators better than design requirements.

New Nuclear 24 November 2022


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Defects found in two key components of ITER's tokamak

Defects found in two key components of ITER's tokamak

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project has announced defects have been discovered in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sectors and warned that the consequences on schedule and cost "will not be insignificant".

New Nuclear 22 November 2022


Canadian collaboration sets goal of commercial fusion by 2030

Canadian collaboration sets goal of commercial fusion by 2030

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and private fusion developer General Fusion will pursue a series of joint projects to accelerate the deployment of commercial fusion power in Canada.
 

Corporate 11 November 2022


'Historic' USD1.5 billion upgrade for US national labs

'Historic' USD1.5 billion upgrade for US national labs

The US Administration has issued a new report setting out initial priorities - including fusion - it says will enable it to reach net-zero by 2050, and is providing more than USD1.5 billion under Inflation Reduction Act funding to upgrade facilities and modernise infrastructure at the national laboratories which will undertake the research and innovation to support this.

Nuclear Policies 07 November 2022


Fusion demonstrator proposed by Tokamak Energy

Fusion demonstrator proposed by Tokamak Energy

Tokamak Energy has given some information on the spherical fusion demonstrator which it intends to build in the UK by 2026 to demonstrate key technologies and inform the design of a prototype fusion power plant in the "early 2030s".

New Nuclear 01 November 2022


General Atomics announces concept for Fusion Pilot Plant

General Atomics announces concept for Fusion Pilot Plant

San Diego, California-based General Atomics has announced a steady-state, compact advanced tokamak Fusion Pilot Plant concept, which it says capitalises on its innovations and advancements in fusion technology.

New Nuclear 25 October 2022


Fusion sector says now is time for firms to join supply chain

Fusion sector says now is time for firms to join supply chain

The Fusion22 conference in the UK was told that there is a huge potential fusion industry and businesses were urged to get involved in the supply chain now.

Other News 21 October 2022


General Fusion and UKAEA outline further fusion collaboration

General Fusion and UKAEA outline further fusion collaboration

Canada’s General Fusion and the UK Atomic Energy Authority will collaborate on projects to "advance the commercialisation of magnetised target fusion energy".

New Nuclear 18 October 2022


UK materials facility upgraded to support fusion research

UK materials facility upgraded to support fusion research

The newly completed GBP10 million (USD11.4 million) extension has doubled the size of the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Materials Research Facility at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.
 

New Nuclear 17 October 2022