US Expands the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit to Accelerate Clean Energy Technologies
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US Expands the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit to Accelerate Clean Energy Technologies

In a notice released on May 31, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided further technical guidance on the application process for the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (Section 48C of the Internal Revenue Code). The first round of the expanded 48C tax credit program will strengthen the supply chains for fusion-related technologies to address remaining challenges for fusion commercialization, such as the manufacturing of superconducting magnets, plasma-facing components, and diagnostics.

Department of Energy Announces Milestone Public-Private Partnership Awards
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Department of Energy Announces Milestone Public-Private Partnership Awards

On May 31, 2023, the United States Department of Energy announced the first round of awardees of the milestone-based public private partnership program. Congratulations to the awardees, all FIA members: Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Focused Energy, Princeton Stellarators, Realta Fusion, Tokamak Energy, Type One Energy Group, Xcimer Energy, and Zap Energy.

Germany Publishes Memorandum on Laser Inertial Fusion Energy
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Germany Publishes Memorandum on Laser Inertial Fusion Energy

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) published a memorandum on inertial fusion energy (IFE) in May 2023. An expert panel of scientists analyzed the status of fusion energy, its position in Germany, and its unparalleled potential in the global clean energy transition. In their report, they give high level recommendations, listed below, to ensure Germany’s position as a global leader in fusion development.

Fusion Industry Association Releases Supply Chain Report
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Fusion Industry Association Releases Supply Chain Report

The Fusion Industry Association (FIA) today released a report – The Fusion Industry Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges – analyzing the current fusion supply chain and projecting a huge growth in demand for fusion suppliers over the coming years. The report also found limited concern about geopolitical supply risk and a reluctance amongst suppliers to make the investments needed without firm commitments.