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
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
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
New investment from existing and new investors First Light expands into new Oxford premises and is recruiting a further 23 roles New funding will accelerate pathway to fusion, while enabling First Light Fusion to progress gain experiment planning and reactor development First Light Fusion, an Oxford-based global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, […]
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
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
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
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, 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
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 is exhibiting at the Mission Innovation climate change forum together with the UK Atomic Energy Authority
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 UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor Sir David King, FRS, has joined the advisory board of First Light Fusion.
12/04/2018 - Press Releases
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