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

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 moreProjects Seek to Make Steady-State Fusion Power Plants Possible

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 moreFuture of JET secured with new European contract

Nuclear Fusion: We’ve Discovered a Way to Stabilize Super-hot Plasma

Newsweek Allan H. Reiman and Nathaniel J. Fisch On 1/15/19 Scientists have worked for decades to control nuclear fusion, wherein isotopes of hydrogen fuse to form helium, thereby releasing enormous amounts of energy. The nuclear fusion reaction is the same process that produces the vast energy of the Sun. If achieved, it would provide a … Read moreNuclear Fusion: We’ve Discovered a Way to Stabilize Super-hot Plasma

United States should prepare to build a prototype fusion power plant, panel says

Science By Adrian Cho | Dec. 13, 2018 A new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report calls for a complete rejuvenation of the U.S. fusion program, which hasn’t built a tokamak like the National Spherical Torus Experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory since the 1990s. Elle Starkman/PPPL Communications (CC BY-NC) Just in … Read moreUnited States should prepare to build a prototype fusion power plant, panel says

How ‘miniature suns’ could provide cheap, clean energy

BBC By Emma Woollacott | 16 November 2018 Our sun is a huge nuclear fusion reactor. Can we mimic its energy-making process on earth? We’re just five years away from harnessing almost unlimited power from “miniature suns”, some start-ups say: nuclear fusion reactors that could provide abundant, cheap and clean energy. In a world of … Read moreHow ‘miniature suns’ could provide cheap, clean energy