DIII-D Scientists Push the Performance for Fusion Plasmas

The DIII-D tokamak has pushed its fusion plasmas to new high-performance, power-plant relevant regimes. How can these experiments enable the fusion power-plants of the future?

May 17, 2024

Japan and the US form strategic partnership to accelerate the commercialisation of fusion energy

Find out more about the strategic partnership between Japan and the US.

Apr 18, 2024

KSTAR tokamak achieves 100 million degree plasma for record 48s

KSTAR, or the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research project, recently broke a world record during its plasma operations. Find out more and why it is important.

Apr 14, 2024

The Fusion Industry Association Annual Policy Conference

Cyd Cowley's report from the Fusion Industry Association Annual Policy Conference, with 3 key insights.

Apr 04, 2024

Type One Energy Announces Plant at Former TVA Coal Power Plant

Type One Energy Group has announced plans to build their stellarator fusion test device at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Bull Run coal power plant.

Mar 09, 2024

New fusion energy record from JET's final tritium experiments

The Joint European Torus (JET) fusion device broke another world record during its final deuterium-tritium (D-T) campaign, the UK Atomic Energy Authority announced on Thursday 8th February 2024.

Feb 09, 2024

US announces new international fusion engagement plan at COP28

John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, announced a new US international engagement plan on fusion energy at COP28. Read about why this is important.

Dec 07, 2023

UK and US form major partnership to accelerate global fusion energy development

The UK and the US have announced an important partnership to accelerate fusion energy . Read about why this is such good news.

Nov 10, 2023

New UK Fusion Strategy Announced

This week, Andrew Bowie MP, Minister of Nuclear and Networks announced the latest UK fusion strategy. Read more to find out what was said.

Oct 19, 2023

Government announces up to £650 million for UK alternatives to Euratom

The UK Government announced £650m in new funding for fusion on 7th September 2023. Why is this a significant move for the ambitious UK fusion industry?

Sep 14, 2023

Germany announces new fusion programme

Germany has announced a new public programme for fusion. How does this new plan change the level of funding and commitment for fusion in Germany?

Sep 12, 2023

General Fusion announces new fusion demo machine

General Fusion announced plans to build a new magnetised target fusion (MTF) device in August 2023. Read our blog to find out exactly what is significant about this plan.

Aug 24, 2023

SHINE Technologies Achieves Visible Proof of Fusion

In August 2023, SHINE Technologies demonstrated Cherenkov radiation. What is this and why does it matter?

Aug 17, 2023

Tokamak Energy and Sumitomo Corporation sign collaboration agreement to accelerate industrialisation of fusion energy

This partnership is an important step to accelerate the delivery of commercial fusion. Find out more...

Aug 04, 2023

First Light and IDOM to collaborate on radionuclide production

Fusion isn't just about energy! Find out how First Light Fusion's partnership with IDOM Nuclear Services can benefit medical science

Aug 03, 2023

FIA’s 2023 report shows industry growth and optimism

The Fusion Industry Association has released its report about the fusion industry. Read our summary of the 3 key insights.

Jul 12, 2023

Fusion industry could face supply chain ‘chicken-and-egg’ scenario – FIA Supply Chain Report insights

Back in May the FIA published their report on the fusion industry supply chain. Read more to discover one of the problems that report raised.

Jun 15, 2023

Helion announces world’s first fusion energy purchase agreement with Microsoft

Our explanation of what the news that Helion Energy will provide Microsoft with electricity in 5 years means for the industry.

May 24, 2023

Japan’s Fusion Energy Innovation Strategy

The Japanese Government have announced its first nuclear fusion strategy, backing up the collaboration between public and private sectors. Find out more about the strategy and why it's important .

May 17, 2023

US fusion regulation will separate it from nuclear fission

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted unanimously for the development of a fusion regulatory framework. What does this mean for fusion?

Apr 21, 2023

First steady-state, high performance tokamak plasma achieved on EAST in China

The EAST tokamak achieved a stable H-mode plasma for 403 seconds, which is a new record pulse length for high performance operation in tokamaks (over 6.5 minutes).

Apr 27, 2023

Commonwealth Fusion Systems and Eni Sign Strategic Framework Agreement

Fusion company CFS and energy company Eni have signed an agreement for closer collaboration on fusion. Read to understand why this is significant news.

Mar 15, 2023

$1bn for fusion in Biden's US budget request for 2024

President Biden has announced the 2024 budget proposal which includes record funding for fusion energy. Here are some details.

Mar 09, 2023

NIF achieves energy gain

The U.S. Department of Energy announces that the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has achieved fusion energy gain.

Dec 13, 2022

US Department of Energy announces $50M fusion development programme

On Thursday, September 22, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $50M fusion development program at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Oct 07, 2022

Regulation decision to help ‘accelerate’ fusion energy progress

On 20th June 2022, the UK government announced that fusion energy facilities will continue to be regulated by the Environment Agency (EA) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Jun 26, 2022

First Light announces fusion from their projectile-driven approach

First Light Fusion has achieved fusion reactions by a new approach, proving their unique new target technology.

Apr 07, 2022

USA: Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy hosted a White House Summit where fusion energy leaders set out their proposal for an updated fusion strategy.

Mar 23, 2022

Tokamak Energy Achieves Plasma Temperatures of 100 Million Degrees

The Tokamak Energy team has achieved plasma temperatures of 100 million degrees in their spherical tokamak fusion device ST40. This is the temperature threshold required for commercial fusion energy.

Mar 10, 2022

Significance of JET Record Fusion Energy Announcement

On Wednesday 9th February, EUROfusion and the UK Atomic Energy Authority announced the results of the latest experimental campaign on the JET tokamak.

Feb 11, 2022

Commonwealth Fusion Systems Raises $1.8 Billion in Funding to Commercialise Fusion Energy

We’re really seeing the momentum build in the fusion space now and the increased funding will allow the plans to be executed faster.

Dec 02, 2021

Helion announces the largest private fusion fundraise so far - $500m+

Private fusion company Helion has secured $500m to deliver a fusion demonstrator, and there’s additional commitments of $1.7bn going forward.

Nov 10, 2021

UK set to be first country to legislate for safe and efficient rollout of fusion energy

The UK government has released a fusion strategy document and declared that the UK will become the first country in the world to legislate the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy.

Oct 04, 2021

Commonwealth Fusion Systems creates viable path to commercial fusion power with world’s strongest magnet

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) announced the successful test of the world’s strongest high-temperature superconducting (HTS) fusion magnet. So, what have they done and why does it matter?

Sep 10, 2021

NIF Experiment Puts Researchers at Threshold of Fusion Ignition

A National Ignition Facility (NIF) experiment achieved a fusion energy release of 1.3 mega joules (MJ). So, what have they done and why does it matter?

Aug 20, 2021