G7 Includes Fusion Energy in Leaders’ Communiqué
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G7 Includes Fusion Energy in Leaders’ Communiqué

On June 14, the G7 published the Leaders’ Communiqué, including fusion energy among other areas of collaboration to solve global challenges. In the Communiqué, the Leaders commit to establishing a G7 Working Group on Fusion Energy, and will work together to achieve consistent fusion regulatory approaches. A major step in accelerating global commercial fusion and solidifying fusion regulatory certainty.

Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives: U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement
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Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives: U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched an innovative initiative Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives to establish collaborative networks that bridge the gap between fusion research and industry.

U.S. Department of Energy Releases Fusion Energy Public-Private Consortium Request for Information
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U.S. Department of Energy Releases Fusion Energy Public-Private Consortium Request for Information

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a Request for Information (RFI) on a proposed Fusion Energy Public-Private Consortium Framework (PPCF). The PPCF aims to build on other initiatives within the U.S. Fusion Strategy, including the Milestone Program and FIRE Collaboratives, to catalyze partnerships to accelerate fusion commercialization.

Ontario Power Generation partners with Stellarex to advance fusion energy in Ont.

Ontario Power Generation partners with Stellarex to advance fusion energy in Ont.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced a new collaboration with fusion developer Stellarex Inc. The memorandum will explore suitable sites for the deployment of a stellarator fusion energy device in Ontario. This move could solidify Ontario as a leader in developing the next generation of clean energy, while also bringing in significant economic benefits.

FIA Participates in White House Summit: Marking Two Years of the Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion 
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FIA Participates in White House Summit: Marking Two Years of the Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion 

On June 6, the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) joined the White House and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the White House Summit: Marking Two Years of the Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion to provide updates on the path to commercialization and discuss remaining challenges and strategies for greater collaboration between public and private sectors.

‘Star Wars’ lasers and waterfalls of molten salt: How Xcimer plans to make fusion power happen

‘Star Wars’ lasers and waterfalls of molten salt: How Xcimer plans to make fusion power happen

Xcimer has secured $100 million in Series A funding to build a prototype laser system for inertial fusion. This round of investing will support the establishment of a new facility in Denver. This new funding aims to push Xcimer closer to commercializing fusion power.