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News & Media Log 2017

January 2017 – News
1. China one step closer to harnessing clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion
2. China fires up Hineg generator in Hefei city with goal of making world’s strongest neutron beam using nuclear fusion technology
3. Financial crisis brings meltdown in Toshiba’s nuclear power plans
4. First plasma for WEST fusion reactor
5. Tokamak is ready to test ITER's internal components
6. CHALLENGES ON THE ROAD - TOWARDS FUSION ELECTRICITY
7. THE FIRST FUSION REACTOR: ITER
8. First Hualong One dome takes shape
9. Construction milestones at new Chinese units
10. OPG submits geologic repository studies
11. China agrees further Russian fuel reloads for fast reactor
12. Worldwide nuclear capacity continues to grow in 2016
13. END OF BATTERIES: Huge breakthrough means you'll be able to charge your phone in SECONDS
14. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020
15. Wales' first solar village just got its first tenants
16. Stellarator to be New Face of Fusion Reactors? Physicists Test Magnetic Field Potential
17. Shattering fusion records during the last months of 2016
18. Top 10 PPPL stories that you shouldn't miss
19. A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy

February 2017 – News
1. Indian scientists exploiting healing powers of plasma
2. Has Metallic Hydrogen Been Achieved For The First Time?
3. NRG begins testing special steel for Iter
4. 5 Ground-breaking High-Tech Projects Underway in Rural France
5. A fusion fly-over
6. Hot topic: the future of fusion
7. Special Report: Technology & Society - Five technologies that will change how we live
8. Is Fusion Energy in Our Future?
9. Method for designing fusion experiments improved
10. Positive future for nuclear, Amano tells summit
11. Waste shipments to WIPP expected to resume soon
12. NuGen welcomes PM 'commitment' to Moorside
13. Poroshenko: Ukraine increasing nuclear share to 60%
14. EU, IAEA agree to bolster cooperation
15. US consortium calls for public-private SMR support
16. Europe to Lead Research Project for Energy Storage in Molten Silicon

March 2017 – News
1. FUSION WINTER SCHOOL IN BUDAPEST
2. New England Wire Technologies Helps U.S. Complete Major Magnet Delivery
3. Here's What Actually Happens in a Nuclear Fusion Reactor
4. Tecnalia involved in the characterization of materials and prototypes for ITER
5. How Can We Get Cheap, Clean Power From Nuclear Fusion?
6. The ups and downs of the ocean’s carbon sink
7. Rising heat content of Earth’s oceans
8. ORNL study examines tungsten in extreme environments to improve fusion materials
9. New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma
10. US toroidal field conductors delivered for Iter
11. Survey under way of Fukushima Daiichi 1 vessel
12. Energy sector emissions maintained for third year
13. Fourth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation
14. Iran starts building unit 2 of Bushehr plant
15. Feasibility study for Saudi Arabian HTGR project
16. Experimental Highlights - Laser-Driven Magnetic Fields Could Boost NIF Implosions
17. MAST Upgrade: fitting the last piece of the puzzle
18. No sleep during the JET shutdown
19. Culham leading development of international mechanical testing standards

April 2017 – News
1. The World’s biggest active nuclear fusion project could lose EU funding just as it gears up for its grand finale
2. A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price
3. Uneven progress on achieving access to sustainable energy for all
4. Making carbon capture and storage more attractive
5. ANU will work with Chinese scientists on fusion energy
6. Nuclear needed for Europe's clean energy transition
7. Fusion energy and the UK's industrial strategy
8. Russia starts pre-commissioning Leningrad II unit 1
9. Civil construction completed at fifth Hongyanhe unit
10. Researchers Uncover Potential New Realm in Laser-driven Science
11. Next-Generation NIF Optics Boost Energy and Limit Damage
12. Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection

 

May 2017 – News
1. The British reality TV star building a fusion reactor
2. A step closer to LIMITLESS energy: UK's latest nuclear fusion reactor could supply the grid with clean power by 2030
3. £21 million investment for MAST Upgrade
4. A Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research
5. Big Data to support Bruce Power operations
6. Russia set to launch TUK-1410 used fuel cask
7. IAEA notes upgrades to Turkish research reactor
8. NuScale commissions second SMR simulator
9. Long-term vision for Chalk River
10. Prestigious fellowship to solve burning issues in fusion energy
11. ANU works with China and other superpowers on fusion energy
12. South Korea completes plasma chamber tool for Iter
13. First Iter plasma chamber tool ready for shipment
14. First Hualong One unit at Fuqing takes shape
15. Replacement steam generators arrive at Cruas 1
16. European consortium completes first Iter magnet
17. Efficiency Improvements
18. Ignition: Improving Efficiency with Low-Fill Hohlraums

 

June and July 2017 – News
1. US academic fusion researchers sound alarm
2. Three Not Such Well-known Aspects of Solar Power and Climate Change
3. Fusion in benefits: How fusion power is driving cryogenic tank demand
4. The return of the stellarator: Wibbly-wobbly magnetic fusion stuff
5. Inside the SPIDER facility, preparing for nuclear fusion tests
6. U.S.-China collaboration makes excellent start in optimizing lithium to control fusion plasmas
7. Fusion as an energy source: the ITER project is back on track
8. Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
9. Predhiman Krishan Kaw, father of India’s nuclear fusion, dies
10. Carbon-Free Nuclear Fusion Is Coming, if It Survives Trump’s Budget Cuts
11. UK affirms commitment to JET
12. Fusion's waste-heat problem
13. A machine that tries to do it all
14. China achieves major breakthrough in ‘artificial sun’ reactor
15. Brexit threatens Britain’s place at the nuclear top table
16. Chinese University partners with Japan to build fusion reactor
17. UK needs more nuclear for low-carbon future, says National Grid
18. USA to launch advanced manufacturing centre

 

August 2017 – News

1. Validating the best welding techniques to deliver ITER Test Blanket Modules
2. Let’s build the big lid of the Tokamak bioshield
3. F4E moves ahead with ITER's Divertor Inner Vertical Target pre-qualification programme
4. Success for ITER camera tests
5. Updated computer code improves prediction of energetic particle motion in plasma experiments
6. PPPL researchers perform first basic-physics simulation of the impact of recycled atoms on plasma turbulence
7. India awards contract for fast reactor fuel cycle facility
8. Nuclear capacity could more than double by 2050, says IAEA
9. Holtec clear to start testing ISF2 at Chernobyl
10. PPPL delivers new key components to help power a fusion energy experiment
11. Fusion heating gets a boost
12. Perfecting the Spider’s Art to Support NIF Targets
13. Ukraine to maintain nuclear's share of electricity
14. Last part of Fukushima ice wall being frozen
15. Fuel loading underway at Tianwan 3
16. Stakeholders show interest in Canadian small reactor plans