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The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the private Japanese fusion company Kyoto Fusioneering (KF) have signed a Communication Framework Agreement to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation. It also lays the for future collaboration on thetritium fuel cycle, as well as remote handling and power conversion technologies.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukaea-and-kyoto-fusioneering-extend-co-operation-11541228

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 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), have signed a collaboration framework agreement to partner on developing technologies in relation to the management of tritium as a fusion energy fuel. This followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by UK’s Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho and Canadian Minister of Energy & Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson at the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Ministerial meeting in Paris.

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-and-canada-partner-to-accelerate-fusion-energy-development-11520172

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a collaboration framework agreement to partner on the development of technologies in relation to the management of tritium, an isotope of hydrogen used as fuel in fusion energy.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-British-partnership-for-fusion-developmen

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 Joint European Torus (JET) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) Culham facility has performed its final experiments, marking the end of 40 years of groundbreaking experiments. JET delivered pulse number 105,842 on 18 December over four decades after it delivered its first pulse on 25 June 1983. UKAEA CEO, Professor Sir Ian Chapman, who was present for the final plasma experiment, said: “This is the final milestone in JET’s 40-year history. Those decades of research using JET by dedicated teams of scientists and engineers have played a critical role in accelerating the development of fusion energy.”

Date: Wednesday, 03 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjet-to-be-repurposed-after-delivering-final-plasma-11405916

UK engineers from University of Glasgow, University of Manchester, Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Heriot-Watt University are developing the Symbiotic Multi-Robot Fleet (SMuRF) system, which could help with NPP decommissioning.

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscollaborating-robot-fleet-may-support-npp-decommissioning-11387398

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has awarded ten contracts worth a total GBP11.6 million (USD14.6 million) to nine organisations to develop their innovative technologies for fusion energy.

Date: Saturday, 09 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Further-contracts-awarded-to-progress-UK-s-fusion

South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) and the UK’s Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) signed a Clean Energy Partnership during the state visit of President Yoon Suk Yeo to the UK. The partnership was signed by MOTIE’s Minister Bang Moon Kyu and the UK Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Claire Coutinho. It reaffirms their consensus on the initiatives of the Carbon Free Alliance, expanding technology collaboration in clean energy and establishing high-level discussions on these agendas.

Date: Saturday, 25 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskorea-and-uk-establish-clean-energy-partnership-11323898