COP26: Is fusion energy the future of the low carbon world?

Scientists and engineers will speak later today at the conference to world leaders, persuading them of the power fusion energy can provide in the net zero transition – but what is it?

UK Atomic Energy Authority concludes fusion concept is ‘fundamentally viable’

The fusion research centre has completed a project designed to establish some of the basic operating parameters of a fusion energy reactor

Talking Energy: Fusion technology will save the world… and soon!

Nicholas Hawker, CEO of First Light Fusion, said the clean and unlimited power source could prove the energy sector’s ‘silver bullet’

Fusion ‘means gas will no longer be needed by the 2030s’

That’s the forecast made by Nicholas Hawker, Co-Founder and CEO of First Light Fusion, who spoke to ELN last week

Could rare metal beryllium be the key to unlocking nuclear fusion?

Physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics say injecting pellets into reactors could stop potentially damaging eruptions of plasma

UK’s ‘biggest privately-owned nuclear fusion facility’ enters construction

Pulsar Fusion’s 10,000 square-foot facility aims to generate a plasma temperature hotter than the surface of the Sun

Divertor remote handling system
Sunderland-based engineers develop fusion reactor robot

Assystem is developing a machine able to withstand large levels of heat and radiation to remove impurities from plasma and replace components

Nuclear fusion
First Light Fusion finishes latest nuclear energy machine

The University of Oxford-linked company’s Machine 3 has now been fully commissioned

Atoms and molecules reacting in nuclear reaction
China’s fusion test burns six times hotter than the sun

The ‘artificial sun’ has become the hottest known nuclear fusion experiment on Earth, at 100 million degrees Celsius

Nuclear fusion researcher conducts successful test of new machine

First Light Fusion has fired the first test ‘shot’ of its inertial confinement fusion device