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As JET's vital role celebrated ... could UK rejoin Euratom in 2028?

As JET's vital role celebrated ... could UK rejoin Euratom in 2028?

Hundreds of former staff gathered to mark the achievements of the Joint European Torus in progressing nuclear fusion. The project has been a positive example of international collaboration, those attending were told, and the European Union hopes the UK will rejoin its Euratom and Fusion4Energy programme from 2028.

Nuclear Policies 29 February 2024


Remote handling upgrades to aid decommissioning of JET

Remote handling upgrades to aid decommissioning of JET

The Remote Handling Control Room at the Joint European Torus in Culham, near Oxford in the UK, has undergone a significant upgrade, making it one of the most advanced robotics and remote handling systems in the world.

Waste & Recycling 28 February 2024


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Prototype fusion reactor planned for TVA site

Prototype fusion reactor planned for TVA site

US fusion energy developer Type One Energy Group has announced plans to build Infinity One - its stellarator fusion prototype machine - at Tennessee Valley Authority's Bull Run Fossil Plant in Clinton, Tennessee.

New Nuclear 23 February 2024


Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and the private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering have signed an agreement which aims to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation.

New Nuclear 21 February 2024


ITER's proposed new timeline to be submitted in June

ITER's proposed new timeline to be submitted in June

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - with modifications to its configuration, phased installation and new research schedule - is being finalised ahead of being submitted to the ITER Council in June.

New Nuclear 20 February 2024


Canadian-British partnership for fusion development

Canadian-British partnership for fusion development

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories have signed a collaboration framework agreement to partner on the development of technologies in relation to the management of tritium, an isotope of hydrogen used as fuel in fusion energy.

New Nuclear 15 February 2024


New world record set in JET's final fusion experiments

New world record set in JET's final fusion experiments

The Joint European Torus produced the largest amount of energy achieved in a fusion experiment during its final round of deuterium-tritium experiments, breaking its own record set in 2021.

New Nuclear 09 February 2024


First European-made ITER vessel sector awaits shipment

First European-made ITER vessel sector awaits shipment

The first of five vacuum vessel sectors under the responsibility of Fusion for Energy - the Iter Organisation's European domestic agency - is undergoing factory acceptance tests. The component has already passed leak testing and its dimensions will now be checked.

New Nuclear 06 February 2024


Russia completes tests on first wall panels for ITER

Russia completes tests on first wall panels for ITER

Manufacturing and testing of prototype first wall panels for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion machine has been successfully completed, says St Petersburg-based JSC NIIEFA - part of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 11 January 2024


JET retires - after 40 years and 105,929 pulses

JET retires - after 40 years and 105,929 pulses

The pioneering Joint European Torus has performed its final fusion research experiments just over four decades after it delivered its first pulse on 25 June 1983.

Other News 21 December 2023