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First Light Fusion represents UK fusion sector at the UK Government’s Global Investment Summit

Oxford, UK: First Light Fusion, a global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to appear as one of the twelve showcase companies at the UK Department for International Trade’s Global Investment Summit (“GIS”) which takes place on 19th October. The GIS provides a platform […]

07/10/2021 - Press Releases

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UK Science Minister Amanda Solloway MP to launch First Light Fusion’s maiden ‘Big Gun’ fusion campaign

Oxford, UK: Amanda Solloway MP, UK Science Minister and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science, Research and Innovation, will today visit First Light Fusion’s Oxford HQ and officially fire the first ‘shot’ in First Light’s maiden fusion campaign using its newly completed ‘Big Gun’.

17/06/2021 - Press Releases

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First Light Fusion Installs UK’s Biggest Two-Stage Hyper-Velocity Gas Gun

First Light Fusion, a global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, has completed construction of a 22-metre-long two-stage gas gun as part of its experimental efforts to develop a simpler, faster, and cheaper route to commercial fusion energy.

13/05/2021 - Press Releases

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Professor Jerry Chittenden joins First Light Fusion’s Advisory Board

Oxford, UK: First Light Fusion, a global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, has further strengthened its advisory board with the appointment of Professor Jeremy (Jerry) Chittenden – through Imperial Consultants. Jerry is the Professor of Plasma Physics at Imperial College London, in addition to being the Co-director of the Centre for Inertial […]

04/02/2021 - Press Releases

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Fusion energy can be the most cost competitive source of baseload power, at the same level as renewables

New research published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, demonstrates that inertial confinement fusion could deliver a Levelised Cost Of Energy (LCOE) as low as $25/MWh compared with $100/MWh for nuclear energy and up to $50/MWh for onshore wind.

12/10/2020 - Press Releases

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First Light Fusion strengthens board with appointment of GE’s Andreas Lusch

Oxford, UK: First Light Fusion, the fusion energy company spun out from the University of Oxford, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Andreas Lusch as a Non-Executive Director. Andreas has had a distinguished 30-year career spanning the international oil & gas, petrochemicals and energy industries. Previously he was a Member of the Executive […]

14/11/2019 - Press Releases

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UKAEA confirms viability of concept at heart of fusion energy reactor design

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), one of the world’s leading centres for fusion energy research, has completed a project designed to establish some of the basic operating parameters of a fusion energy reactor.

15/10/2019 - Press Releases

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First Light Fusion Welcomes Government Investment in STEP

Oxford, UK: First Light Fusion, an Oxford-based global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will invest an initial £220 million over four years into STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) to help develop a commercially viable fusion power plant by 2040. First Light Fusion believes this […]

03/10/2019 - Press Releases

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First Light Fusion and Mott MacDonald to deliver design vision for fusion power plant

First Light Fusion, an Oxford-based global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, and Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consultancy, are working together to produce a design vision of a “first of a kind” (FOAK) commercial fusion reactor.

28/08/2019 - Press Releases

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Zero carbon by 2050 is achievable if new clean technology complements maximum deployment of wind, solar and storage

Doubling of electricity demand means investment in new clean technology is key to achieving the 2050 targets, according to a new analysis. Fusion energy can provide clean baseload power to complement significant growth in renewables generation.

15/07/2019 - Press Releases

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