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TAE Technologies, the California, USA-based fusion energy technology company, has announced that its proprietary beam-driven field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma generator has produced stable plasma at over 50 million degrees Celsius. The milestone has helped the company raise USD280 million in additional funding.

Date: Saturday, 10 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TAE-reaches-hot-enough-plasma-milestone

Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in the USA have released a new design for a compact fusion reactor that can generate electricity and help define the technology necessary for commercial fusion power, General Atomics (GA) said on 29 March. The approach is based on the “Advanced Tokamak” concept pioneered by the DIII-D program, which enables a higher-performance, self-sustaining configuration that holds energy more efficiently than in typical pulsed configurations, allowing it to be built at a reduced scale and cost.

Date: Friday, 02 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-develops-compact-tokamak-concept-for-fusion-8644655

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) DIII-D National Fusion Facility have released a new concept for a compact fusion reactor design they say can help define the technology necessary for commercial fusion power. The Compact Advanced Tokamak (CAT) concept enables a higher-performance, self-sustaining configuration that holds energy more efficiently, allowing it to be built at a reduced scale and cost.

Date: Friday, 02 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-scientists-introduce-new-fusion-reactor-concept

The first project of the Chinese Helium-Cooled Ceramic Breeder Test Blanket System (HCCB TBS) for the Iter fusion reactor project was launched on 15 March at China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC's) Southwestern Institute of Physics in Chengdu, Sichuan province. It marks the start of China's implementation phase of tritium breeding technology in Iter.

Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/China-launches-Iter-tritium-breeding-project

The UK government must continue to support nuclear power generation if the country is to meet an expected doubling of electricity demand by 2050 while meeting its Net Zero ambitions, according to a new report from the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). The think tank recommends the government explore innovative financing methods for the construction of new nuclear power plants.

Date: Friday, 22 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-nuclear-needed-for-UK-energy-security-study-sa

Nine Russian scientific institutes, centres and universities have united into a consortium for the development of new generation nuclear energy technologies, including closed nuclear fuel cycle technologies, fast neutron reactors (FBR), new materials for advanced energy technologies and innovative projects of nuclear power plants, the National Research University - Moscow Power Engineering Institute (NRUN-MEPhI) announced.

Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-academic-consortium-set-up-to-develop-new-generation-nuclear-technologies-8462309

Equipment for Japan’s JT-60SA tokamak manufactured by Russia’s DV Efremov Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA) passed acceptance tests at the tokamak site in Naka on 13 January.

Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-equipment-accepted-for-japans-jt-60sa-tokamak-8458747

China’s HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was commissioned on 4 December and achieved its first plasma discharge, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

Date: Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschina-commissions-hl-2m-tokamak-8396171

Facility will contribute towards development of Iter The HL-2M fusion reactor In Chengdu, China. Courtesy CNNC. The HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor in central China has been commissioned and has achieved its first plasma discharge, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

The reactor is China’s largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device. Scientists hope the device can potentially help unlock a powerful clean energy source.

HL-2M, located at CNNC’s Southwestern Institute of Physics Chengdu, Sichuan province, uses a powerful magnetic field to fuse hot plasma and can reach temperatures of over 150 million degrees Celsius, approximately 10 times hotter than the core of the sun.

Officials have said the HL-2M will put them one step closer to harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, the same process the real Sun uses to generate energy.

Date: Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/china-commissions-hl-2m-reactor-12-1-2020