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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
October 21, 2019

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are assembling a novel effort to produce fusion energy.

October 1, 2019

London — The UK's ruling Conservative Party has pledged GBP200 million ($246 million) towards funding a commercial nuclear fusion power plant in the UK by 2040, according to a statement Sunday by Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrea Leadsom.

September 18, 2019

The facility will see the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) working with industrial partners to put the UK in a strong position to commercialise nuclear fusion as a major source of low-carbon electricity in the years ahead.

September 10, 2019

More than 100 scientists from around the world met in Shizuoka, Japan, last week to discuss the physics of energetic particles and instabilities in fusion plasmas. 

August 16, 2019

You probably learned about nuclear fusion in high school environmental science: It was built up as a clean, high-yield, virtually limitless source of power.

August 5, 2019

Fusion energy has long been a goal for scientists and sustainable energy proponents alike.

July 25, 2019

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor is set to launch operations in 2025

July 24, 2019

How to go fast enough to make a difference

July 17, 2019

Scientists have started to building Britain’s largest privately owned nuclear fusion facility.

June 27, 2019

Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a startup commercializing fusion energy, today announced it has raised $115 million and closed its Series A round.

June 14, 2019

Fusion has long been viewed as the ultimate goal for energy generation.

May 30, 2019

Researchers found no evidence for the phenomenon, first proposed 30 years ago.

May 21, 2019

Walking with Michl Binderbauer into his 2-acre laboratory feels a bit like taking a factory tour with Willy Wonka.

May 14, 2019

Entrepreneurs are taking up the search for a near limitless energy source and seeking investors willing to put money behind a long-shot bet against climate change.

April 29, 2019

A ground-breaking fusion reactor built by Chinese scientists is underscoring Beijing's determination to be at the core of clean energy technology, as it eyes a fully-functioning plant by 2050.

March 31, 2019

The UK and the European Commission signed a contract extension for the world’s largest fusion research facility, Joint European Torus (JET).

March 26, 2019

Laban Coblentz, Head of Communication at ITER takes us on a journey of discovery when it comes to fusion as a clean, safe, virtually unlimited source of energy for thousands of future generations

March 12, 2019

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has announced USD30 million of funding for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science to be carried out at international tokamak facilities.

March 7, 2019

Jeff Bezos and others have sunk more than $127 million into General Fusion, a start-up trying to commercialize fusion energy.

February 21, 2019

Scientists broke complex magnetic fields—and might have simultaneously figured out how to make green energy cheaper.

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