Beyond Science: Engineering a Fusion Power Plant

B. Uppal
Kyoto Fusioneering America,
United States

Keywords: fusion energy, supply chain, global collaboration, Kyoto Fusioneering, clean energy


For fusion energy to play a significant role in achieving a low-carbon electrical market by 2050, operational Fusion Pilot Plants (FPP) are crucial by 2035-2040, as highlighted by the NASEM 2021 report. This ambition underscores the necessity to overcome not only scientific but also engineering and supply chain challenges. The presentation starts by outlining the broad functional constituents of an FPP and highlighting their key technoeconomic challenges. It then describes global efforts underway to tackle these challenges, from developing fusion-grade materials to systems integration. Additionally, it presents near-term developmental needs, emphasizing the importance of global collaboration and integrated supply chains. Finally, the presentation highlights Kyoto Fusioneering's role in engineering fusion plant technology and fostering a global fusion supply chain, leveraging its foundation in Japan's advanced fusion technology ecosystem. This approach delineates a journey from today to a fusion-powered future through the lens of a sophisticated global fusion supply chain.