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Following talks in Washington between US Deputy Secretary of Energy David M Turk and the UK Minister for Nuclear & Networks, Andrew Bowie a new strategic partnership was established to advance fusion energy. “The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the UK Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) said in a statement that they had “decided to form a major new strategic partnership to accelerate the?demonstration and?commercialization of fusion energy”.?This partnership will focus on advancing the US?Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy?and the UK’s?Fusion Strategy.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) have announced a new strategic partnership to accelerate the demonstration and commercialisation of fusion energy.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
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A ceremony was held on 3 November to mark the final shipment from China of assemblies for the magnet supporting system of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion machine under construction in Cadarache, southern France.

Date: Wednesday, 08 November 2023
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Opening the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 29th Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2023) in London, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi began by wishing a happy 40th anniversary to the Joint European Torus (JET) which operates at Culham near Oxford. Jet was “the first tritium experiment in Europe, breaker of scientific records, producer of generations of accomplished scientists and engineers, and a true magnet for international collaboration,” he said.

Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2023
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China's new-generation tokamak, Huanliu-3 (HL-3), has made significant progress operating in high-confinement mode (H mode) under a plasma current of 1 million amperes for the first time, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. The experiment took place at CNNC’s Southwestern Institute of Physics (SWIP) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. It is not clear whether this refers to the HL-2M tokamak, which was commissioned at SWIP in December 2020 as an upgrade of the earlier the HL-2A or whether this is a further upgrade.

Date: Thursday, 07 September 2023
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The US Department of Energy’s Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) programme has awarded US-based Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) three new grants to fund research & development projects with the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, and University of California at Los Angeles. The INFUSE award programme is intended to accelerate fusion energy development through public-private research partnerships.

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2023
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UK-based nuclear fusion company Tokamak Energy and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation have agreed to collaborate on the development, implementation and scaling-up of commercial fusion energy in Japan and worldwide.

Date: Friday, 28 July 2023
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The US DIII-D National Fusion Facility has completed a two-year research campaign, which included a record-breaking 1,600 hours of plasma research as part of 140 ground-breaking studies. The facility, is an Office of Science scientific user facility operated by General Atomics in San Diego for the Department of Energy (DOE). It will now begin a series of major upgrades over the next eight months to prepare for the next phase of research. These scheduled upgrades are intended to keep the facility at the forefront of fusion science as a valuable resource for the entire fusion community.

Date: Saturday, 15 July 2023
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UK-based Pulsar Fusion has entered into a partnership with US Princeton Satellite Systems (PSS) to apply machine learning to study data from the Princeton field-reverse configuration (PFRC-2) reactor. The aim is to advance delivery of practical fusion propelled spacecraft that can make interstellar space travel practical.

Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023
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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
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