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The UK Atomic Energy Authority and the private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering have signed an agreement which aims to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kyoto-Fusioneering-and-UKAEA-sign-collaboration-ag

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

Beijing Betavolt New Energy Technology Company Ltd claims to have developed a miniature atomic energy battery that can generate electricity stably and autonomously for 50 years without the need for charging or maintenance. It said the battery is currently in the pilot stage and will be put into mass production on the market.

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-battery-Chinese-firm-aiming-for-mass-mark

Nine organisations have secured contracts worth £11.6m ($14.6bn) in total from United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to develop innovative technologies for fusion energy. The nine organisations have been awarded a total of 10 contracts and are a mix of start-ups, small-medium enterprises, established companies, and academia.

Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukaea-awards-more-funding-for-fusion-as-jet-announces-technology-advance-11365559

US Nuclear’s says its partner, Arbok-Nuclear, has developed revolutionary new water purification technology that fully removes radioactive contamination in water, including tritium. “Arbok’s technology can be used by all nuclear power plants, national labs, and wastewater treatment facilities to completely purify radioactive water so that it can be sustainably reused as cooling water, for agriculture, or even as safe drinking water,” says US Nuclear.

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nuclear-promotes-arboks-technology-for-cleaning-radioactive-wastewater-11282468

Construction has started on the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-Demo Oriented NEutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) project in Granada, Spain. The facility will test materials for use in future fusion power reactors. Spain and Croatia are project leaders, with Spain funding 50% of all construction costs and 10% of operating costs, and Croatia responsible for 5% of each.

Date: Friday, 13 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconstruction-of-new-fusion-facility-begins-in-spain-11213452

Construction has started in Granada, Spain, of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-Demo Oriented Neutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) project. The facility will provide a fusion‐like neutron source for the qualification of the materials to be used in a fusion power plant.

Date: Friday, 13 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-of-fusion-materials-testing-facility

US fusion energy tech start-up Helion Energy Helion, a fusion power company, and Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer and recycler in North America have agreed to develop a 500 MWe fusion power plant at a US Nucor steel manufacturing facility. The agreement includes an investment by Nucor in Helion and aims to accelerate progress towards sustainable, carbon-free industrial manufacturing.

Date: Saturday, 07 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshelion-and-nucor-announce-collaboration-on-fusion-11199223