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The Remote Handling Control Room at the Joint European Torus in Culham, near Oxford in the UK, has undergone a significant upgrade, making it one of the most advanced robotics and remote handling systems in the world.

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Remote-handling-upgrades-to-aid-decommissioning-of

US fusion energy developer Type One Energy Group has announced plans to build Infinity One - its stellarator fusion prototype machine - at Tennessee Valley Authority's Bull Run Fossil Plant in Clinton, Tennessee.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Prototype-fusion-reactor-planned-for-TVA-site

The ITER Organisation is preparing a new timeline for construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built at Cadarache in France. As part of work underway to update the ITER Project Baseline, a group of experts met in February to evaluate the new blueprint for achieving ITER's research goals.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-prepares-new-timeline-11540250

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - with modifications to its configuration, phased installation and new research schedule - is being finalised ahead of being submitted to the ITER Council in June.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ITER-s-proposed-new-timeline-to-be-submitted-in-Ju

The UK’s Joint European Torus (JET) in Culham near Oxford, which closed at the end of December 2023 after 40 years of operation, “has demonstrated the ability to reliably generate fusion energy, whilst simultaneously setting a world-record in energy output”, according to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjets-final-experiments-set-new-fusion-energy-record-11512349

The Joint European Torus (JET) produced the largest amount of energy achieved in a fusion experiment during its final round of deuterium-tritium experiments, breaking its own record set in 2021.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-world-record-set-in-JET-s-final-fusion-experim

The first of five vacuum vessel sectors for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Cadarache in France to be supplied by Fusion for Energy (F4E) is undergoing factory acceptance tests. The component has already passed leak testing and its dimensions will now be checked.

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-vacuum-vessel-sector-undergoes-factory-acceptance-testing-11501287

The first of five vacuum vessel sectors under the responsibility of Fusion for Energy (F4E) - the Iter Organisation's European domestic agency - is undergoing factory acceptance tests. The component has already passed leak testing and its dimensions will now be checked.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-European-made-ITER-vessel-sector-awaits-ship

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has awarded a three-year contract to US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) to develop a scalable, cost-competitive path to manufacture silicon carbide (SiC) and SiC composite foam materials for advanced fusion power plants.

Date: Saturday, 03 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-to-develop-silicon-carbide-materials-for-fusion-power-plants-11483120

Specialists at Russia’s DV Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA, part of Rosatom) in St Petersburg have completed acceptance tests of the full-scale prototype panel for the first wall of the vacuum chamber of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor ITER under construction at Cadarache in France. The last stage was measurement of the geometric parameters of the prototype after the tests.

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-prepares-panel-of-the-first-wall-of-the-iter-for-serial-production-11438342