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


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


Europe’s Old Universities Spin Out New Tech Companies

Oxford and other schools aim to mirror U.S. rivals, moving innovations from the lab into commercial use

09/10/2019 - In The News


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


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


Fusion Energy Startups See Renewables Leaving a Gap in Power Market

Study shows wind and solar alone can’t deliver enough electricity to meet the world’s growing needs.

14/07/2019 - In The News


Tracing the sources of nuclear fusion

When engineering takes inspiration from small animals, the word ‘humble’ is certain to turn up in any descriptions of the technology. But there’s nothing humble about the pistol shrimp, apart from its size.

10/06/2019 - In The News


British fusion energy technology on show at key climate change forum MI-4

First Light Fusion is exhibiting at the Mission Innovation climate change forum together with the UK Atomic Energy Authority



The Fusion Reactor Next Door

Entrepreneurs are taking up the search for a near limitless energy source and seeking investors willing to put money behind a long-shot bet against climate change.

14/05/2019 - In The News


Fusion power is attracting private-sector interest

Reactor designs are inspired by everything from smoke rings to shrimps

04/05/2019 - In The News


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


First Light working with UKAEA on “fusion island” concept

Oxford University spin-out First Light Fusion is working with researchers at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Culham laboratory on a project to convert nuclear fusion reactions into heat.

06/12/2018 - In The News


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


The new industry of building stars

Nuclear fusion could offer the world clean and effectively limitless power.

29/11/2018 - In The News


First Light Fusion fires up pulsed power machine for debut test

Oxford startup First Light Fusion has tested the first of six machine limbs that will deliver huge amounts of electricity in an effort to initiate nuclear fusion.

29/08/2018 - In The News


Fusion moves one step closer with world-first Oxford machine

TUCKED away in an industrial park just outside Oxford is a machine that has the potential to make nuclear and gas power obsolete.

18/04/2018 - In The News


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