Cal on December 11th, 2017

  ITER, an international project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor in southern France, said it is facing delays if the US does not reconsider budget cuts. ITER’s director said the US contribution had been cut from a planned $105 million to $50 million this year and its 2018 budget cut from a planned […]

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Cal on May 13th, 2017

UK startup Tokamak Energy Ltd. activated its ST40 fusion reactor last week and achieved first plasma, an early milestone on the path to higher energy tests, and eventually, electricity production. The company is hoping the ST40 will show fusion temperatures—100 million degrees Celsius—are possible in compact, cost-effective reactors. Tokamak’s compact reactor is about 100-times smaller than ITER (International […]

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Cal on February 7th, 2017

Carbon Tracker, in its latest report, envisions a scenario in which 2 million barrels per day of global crude oil demand are erased by 2025 because of the penetration of electric vehicles in the transportation sector. 2 million b/d is equivalent to the supply overhang that triggered the 2014 crude oil price meltdown. The report suggests total […]

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Cal on February 3rd, 2015

ITV tells us about ITER, the man-made star that we all hope will solve the world’s unending demand for energy as the population grows larger and larger. ITER is the acronym for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor currently under construction in the south of France.  It’s seven partners (US,, Europe, China, India, Russia, South Korea […]

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Cal on November 10th, 2012

Back on October 24th The Engineer invited its readers to send in their questions about how nuclear fusion power might become a commercial reality or what exactly happens to the tax money funneled into Europe’s big fusion research projects. The site lined up experts from the world’s largest fusion experiment, JET, and its planned follow-up […]

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