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


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


First Light Fusion’s Machine 3 fully operational

World’s largest device dedicated to researching inertial fusion energy. Commissioning completed on budget and on schedule.

12/02/2019 - Press Releases


BEIS announces funding for project to convert fusion reactions into energy

UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion collaborate on ‘Fusion Island’ project. Project part funded by grant from Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). First Light Fusion on track to demonstrate fusion in 2019.

06/12/2018 - Press Releases


Former government scientific advisor joins First Light Fusion

Former UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor Sir David King, FRS, has joined the advisory board of First Light Fusion.

12/04/2018 - Press Releases


Machine 3: First Light Fusion to build pulsed power machine in search for clean, abundant energy

FIRST Light Fusion, an Oxford-based global leader in researching energy generation via inertial confinement fusion, is investing £3.6 million building a pulsed power machine to advance the company’s work exploring fusion, the ultimate source of energy.

12/03/2018 - Press Releases