Cryostat base insertion “A moment that will live in our memories”

Cryostat base insertion “A moment that will live in our memories”

ITER Newsline May 28, 2020 In the closing scene of the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an alien spaceship hovers above an anxious and awestruck crowd of scientists and engineers. The ship looks like a giant soup bowl, with lights filtering through openings in its hull. As the ship slowly descends to … Read more Cryostat base insertion “A moment that will live in our memories”

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 General Fusion Closes $65M of Series E Financing

Manufacturing completed for full-scale prototypes of ITER first wall panels

Fusion for Energy Oct. 1, 2019 The hot gas inside the ITER machine will reach temperatures ten times higher those in the core of the Sun. A burning plasma of 150 million °C will be ignited and with the help of powerful superconducting magnets it will be confined without touching the surface of the vacuum … Read more Manufacturing completed for full-scale prototypes of ITER first wall panels

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 How 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 more Projects 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 more Future 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 more Nuclear Fusion: We’ve Discovered a Way to Stabilize Super-hot Plasma