Government Partnership News
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.
FIA Issues Support for NRC Commissioner Baran
On May 25, 2023, the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) sent a letter to Senator Carper, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Senator Capito, Ranking Member, in support of the re-nomination of Commissioner Baran to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
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.
Live Stream: Department of Energy Announces Fusion Milestone Program Awards
The US Department of Energy will announce the first round of awardees of the Milestone-Based Fusion Development Program on Wednesday, May 31 at 2pm ET via live-stream (embedded video below).
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.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Publishes Fusion Energy Technology Assessment
The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a technology assessment report on fusion energy, GAO-23-105813, on March 30, 2023.
FIA Supports S.1111, the Bipartisan ADVANCE Act, to Clarify Regulation of Commercial Fusion Energy
FIA looks forward to working with the Senate for passage of S.1111, which would clarify fusion’s regulatory regime.
FIA sends letter to European Parliament to support including fusion in Green Deal Industrial Plan
The FIA sent a letter requesting that Brussels recognize fusion as a key technology aiming to reach the goal of zero emissions by 2050
President’s Budget Requests Over $1 billion for Fusion Energy Funding
On Thursday, March 9, the White House released their budget request for the 2024 fiscal year, set to begin in…