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US-based fusion technology company Type One Energy Group plans to locate to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Bull Run Fossil Plant in Clinton, Tennessee to build a stellarator fusion prototype machine in collaboration with TVA and the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant closed on 1 December 2023.Type One says construction of the prototype, Infinity One, could begin in 2025, following the completion of necessary environmental reviews, partnership agreements, required permits, and operating licences.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfusion-reactor-prototype-planned-for-tva-site-11552220

SHINE Technologies of the USA says it has demonstrated clearly visible Cherenkov radiation produced by fusion for what is believed to be the first time. Historically, fusion has been demonstrated and detected with instruments instead of a visible light.

Date: Saturday, 05 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SHINE-demonstrates-Cherenkov-radiation-from-fusion

The Department of Energy is sharing USD46 million funding from the Milestone-based Fusion Development Program among eight companies, with the aim that "within five to 10 years" they "will resolve scientific and technological challenges to create designs for a fusion pilot plant".

Date: Saturday, 03 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-awards-USD46-million-fusion-pilot-plant-funding

The US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to receive $3.9 million in funding for 13 university-led projects to develop the instrumentation and tools needed to monitor and conduct experiments in a proposed fast spectrum test reactor.

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-funding-for-idaho-national-laboratory-nuclear-projects-6795897

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