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The European Commission (EC) on 2 July adopted the Euratom Work Programme 2021-2022, implementing the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2025. The Work Programme outlines the objectives and specific topic areas, which will receive €300 million in funding. These investments will support fusion research, and help to foster progress in a wide range of areas, from further improving nuclear safety and radiation protection, to boosting non-power applications of nuclear technology. The Work Programme contributes to the EU's efforts to further develop technological leadership and promote excellence in nuclear research and innovation. This year’s calls have a particular focus on the medical field, directly supporting the priorities of the EU’s Beating Cancer Action Plan and the SAMIRA Action Plan.

Date: Friday, 09 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseuratom-programme-receives-300-million-for-fusion-research-8879362

At its 28th Meeting on 16-17 June, the ITER Council convened via remote video conference to assess the latest progress reports and performance metrics of the ITER Project. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance in southern France is a first-of-a-kind global collaboration. Construction of ITER is funded mainly by the European Union (45.6%) with the remainder shared equally by China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the USA (9.1% each). However, in practice, the members deliver little monetary contribution to the project, instead providing ‘in-kind’ contributions of components, systems or buildings.

Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-reports-on-progress-8840244

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland has completed acceptance testing of Russian-made niobium-tin superconductors manufactured under the framework of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) CERN Conductor Development Programme, Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said on 16 June. The design of the superconducting strands and the technology for their manufacture were developed at the AA Bochvar Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) in Moscow, while the 50km long qualification batch of strands was manufactured at the Chepetsky Mechanical Plant (CMP) in Glazov, Udmurt Republic (both part of TVEL). The work was completed as part of the agreement between TVEL and CERN, and was based on successful test results.

Date: Friday, 18 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstvel-supplies-superconductors-to-cern-8827652

After a decade of design and fabrication, US-based General Atomics said on 15 June that it is ready to ship the first module of the Central Solenoid to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance in southern France. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, ITER is almost 75% built and massive first-of-a-kind components have been arriving in France from three continents over the past 15 months. Construction of ITER is funded mainly by the European Union (45.6%) with the remainder shared equally by China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the USA (9.1% each). However, in practice, the members deliver little monetary contribution to the project, instead providing ‘in-kind’ contributions of components, systems or buildings.

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-prepares-to-ship-first-module-of-iters-central-solenoid-8822680

Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) announced on 8 June that it had manufactured the first of four toroidal field coils for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance in southern France. Under a contract concluded in May 2014 with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Toshiba ESS is manufacturing four toroidal field coils, and six coil cases. The first coil case was completed in December 2018. Toshiba said the coil is one of the largest in the world - 16.5 metres in height, 9 metres in width, with a gross weight of approximately 300 tons. The toroidal field coils are huge superconducting magnets, that will generate the magnetic cage to contain the ITER fusion reactor's plasma. The reactor is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.

Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstoshiba-manufactures-toroidal-field-coils-for-iter-8810860

Researchers from four Danish universities have used a €40,000 grant from the government to set up a new nuclear fusion consortium called DANfusion.

The consortium will serve as a forum where physics and engineering researchers can come together to work on research and development for nuclear fusion.

DANfusion is one of a number of research centres funded by Denmark’s ministry of higher education and science. The centres exist to strengthen and grow national academic communities connected to European big science facilities.

With DANfusion, there are now four Danish centres linked to groups and projects such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, the consortium of fusion research institutes Eurofusion and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as Cern.

Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/universities-get-grant-to-set-up-nuclear-fusion-consortium-6-2-2021

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced today it has completed the manufacture of the first of four toroidal field coils it is supplying to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project. Nine of ITER's 18 toroidal field coils, plus a spare, are being fabricated in Europe with the other nine being made in Japan. Gigantic superconducting magnets, they will generate the magnetic cage to contain the ITER fusion reactor's plasma.

Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Toshiba-completes-initial-toroidal-field-coil-for

The Russian government said on 26 May that RUB4.9 billion ($66,6m) will be allocated for the technical retrofitting of the T-15MD tokamak thermonuclear installation located at the Kurchatov Institute. This resolution was approved by the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Investments are planned for the period 2021-2024. The funds will be spent on improving the complex for additional plasma heating, as a result of which the total heating power will be 11 MW. Cryogenic equipment, physical diagnostics and lithium circulation systems will also be upgraded.

Date: Friday, 28 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-government-invests-in-tokamak-upgrade-8773085

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on 18 May took part in the launch ceremony of the T-15MD tokamak installation at the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute. The Tokamak T-15MD (toroidal chamber with magnetic coils) is a modified version of the T-15 reactor, which has been operating at the Kurchatov Institute since the late 1980s, and the first new thermonuclear installation built in Russia in the last 20 years. Its uniqueness lies in its combination of high power and compact dimensions made possible as a result of a number of new technologies developed by the Kurchatov Institute.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-launches-t-15md-tokamak-at-the-kurchatov-institute-8757349

The 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC), which is being held on-line from 10-25 May, has attracted a record 3,400 attendees, including both full participants and observers. The conference organisers include the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and the ITER Organisation and the week-long programme takes full advantage of a powerful web platform.

Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-fusion-energy-conference-attracts-record-participation-8735698