China Just Turned On Its Artificial Sun

China Just Turned On Its Artificial Sun

It’s go time for the Far East’s most formidable fusion reactor. Popular Mechanics By Caroline Delbert | Dec 4, 2020 China has switched on its HL-2M EAST tokamak for its first planned full-strength fusion. EAST, an “artificial sun,” is global peers with ITER and hopes to reach some of the same milestones. No tokamak reactor … Read more

General Fusion broadens global government support with U.S. Department of Energy award

General Fusion broadens global government support with U.S. Department of Energy award

VANCOUVER, Canada (8 September 2020): General Fusion has been awarded a funding partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy Science’s new Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program, recognizing General Fusion as a global leader on the path to commercializing practical fusion. General Fusion will partner with the Princeton Plasma Physics … Read more

General Fusion Closes $65M of Series E Financing

Funding Enables the Company’s Fusion Demonstration Plant VANCOUVER, Canada – General Fusion announced that it has successfully closed USD$65 million of Series E equity financing. The financing was led by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. This USD$65 million of new financing, together with the release of CAD$50 million in additional investment from … Read more

How This Unconventional Oxford Startup Plans To Win The Fusion Energy Race

Forbes by Gemma Milne | Aug. 29, 2019 First Light Fusion’s Machine 3 in their Oxford-based laboratory First Light Fusion Fusion energy startup First Light Fusion is working towards demonstrating “first fusion” before the end of the year, in their Oxford-based laboratory. If they succeed, they join only a few companies and research groups on … Read more

Projects Seek to Make Steady-State Fusion Power Plants Possible

DOE July 29, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $14 million in funding for 10 university-led research projects using the DIII-D National Fusion Facility.  A major goal of the research is to develop methods of sustaining steady-state or continuous operation of fusion reactors, an essential step toward eventually making … Read more

Future of JET secured with new European contract

UK.gov 29 March 2019 A contract extension for the world’s largest fusion research facility, Joint European Torus, has been signed by the UK and the European Commission The contract extension will secure at least €100m in additional inward investment from the EU over the next two years. The news brings reassurance for the more than … Read more

Side trips on the road to fusion

Physics Today 01 February 2019 A California startup has a multipronged approach to help pay for its decade-long quest to demonstrate fusion at a commercial scale. The approach includes a novel concept to become a part-time scientific user facility funded by the Department of Energy. TAE Technologies also is soliciting tax breaks and other financial … Read more

Is Fusion Power Within Our Grasp?

Forbes By Ariel Cohen | Jan 14, 2019 Inside the ITER Tokamak reactor during operationCCFE, JET Two recent developments in the world of fusion power are giving scientists and policymakers newfound optimism for the elusive ‘holy grail’ of energy technologies. The first is a discovery by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory … Read more