FIA Applauds American Fusion Community for Supporting an Ambitious Fusion Plan

FIA Applauds American Fusion Community for Supporting an Ambitious Fusion Plan

Now FIA calls on Congress and the new Administration to support and fund the ambition, including new public-private partnerships The U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee has released a new report that amounts to an ambitious new mandate to prioritize fusion energy development, leading to a fusion power plant. The members of the Fusion Industry…

Opportunities for Fusion: Biden Administration Launches American Innovation Effort

Opportunities for Fusion: Biden Administration Launches American Innovation Effort

The Biden-Harris Administration has initiated their innovation effort to tackle the climate crisis, and has announced the launch of a new research working group, an outline of their innovation agenda, and a new $100 million funding opportunity through ARPA-E. At the FIA, we think that fusion needs to be a key aspect of this new…

Fusion Legislation Signed into Law

Fusion Legislation Signed into Law

On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed into law the COVID relief and omnibus appropriations bill. Within this large bill, there was an amendment, added by Representatives Lamb and Trahan, that will support the development of fusion energy in the United States. This landmark legislation will accelerate fusion energy development by authorizing new programs in…

FIA Members Receive DOE Funding from Second Round of 2020 INFUSE Grants

FIA Members Receive DOE Funding from Second Round of 2020 INFUSE Grants

December 3, 2020 In the second round of funding from the Department of Energy’s Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program, eight Fusion Industry Association Members were awarded funding for 10 grants to partner with National Labs on advancing fusion energy. The announcement was made through Oak Ridge National Lab, which chairs the INFUSE program….

INFUSE Funding Availability Announced

INFUSE Funding Availability Announced

Last year, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the creation of a new “Innovation Network for Fusion Energy” (INFUSE) program as a way to promote collaboration between the public and private sectors. The INFUSE website acts as the gateway for the program, providing directions and resources for how to apply for grants to work with…

Fusion Industry Association Deploys Letter to Congress Advocating for Public-Private Partnerships

Fusion Industry Association Deploys Letter to Congress Advocating for Public-Private Partnerships

On Thursday, November 21, the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) sent a letter, signed by 15 member companies, to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee advocating for two public-private partnership programs for fusion energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Based upon previously established programs for R&D with federal agencies, FIA believes this approach utilizes the best…