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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
May 26, 2020

U.S. clean-energy startup, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, raised an additional $84 million from major investors in Europe and Asia, underscoring that the appetite remains to back new technologies which could mitigate climate change.

April 28, 2020

Fusion generators have the potential to create massive amounts of clean and renewable energy. 

April 10, 2020

Explore progress on the ITER site construction and component fabrication from all of the ITER partners. Published December 2019.

March 5, 2020

Fusion energy is moving towards technological and commercial reality.

February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $50 million in crosscutting Departmental funding for programs to support fusion energy research and development. 

February 5, 2020

New technique allows sustaining of fusion plasmas near peak performance in real time

January 22, 2020

Tokamak Energy, the nuclear startup who are aiming to produce grid connected fusion power by 2030, have raised £67m in a funding round.

December 17, 2019

A nuclear fusion start-up backed by billionaire Jeff Bezos raised more than $100 million to help design and build a demonstration power plant.

November 27, 2019

Fusion power researchers at TAE Technologies employ Argonne supercomputers to develop magnetic fusion plasma confinement devices as a means to generate unlimited electricity.

November 8, 2019

ARPA-E Provides Funding to Support Lower-Cost Fusion Energy Concepts

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.

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