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


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


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


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



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