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 moreManufacturing 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 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