JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    


Supply Chain Challenges for the Commercialization of Fusion Energy

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Co-Chairs

Arnie LumsdaineArnie Lumsdaine
INFUSE Program Director
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Amelia CampbellAmelia Campbell
Project Leader
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jaydeep DeshpandeJaydeep Deshpande
Principal Open Innovation Engineer
Commonwealth Fusion Systems



Key Speakers

Hanni LuxCosts and trade-offs in building up a supply chain
Hanni Lux
STEP Cost Model Lead, UK Atomic Energy Authority, United Kingdom

Rok SabjanControl system will be on your critical path
Rok Sabjan
Deputy COO, Cosylab

Jack CohenPublic-Private Partnerships in the Fusion Supply Chain Landscape
Jack Cohen
Director of Supplier Integration, Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Matthew LaneMatthew Lane
Engineering Contract Manager
AXIMA Concept France, France

Kieran FurlongKieran Furlong
CEO & Founder
Realta Fusion

Bibake UppalBibake Uppal
Senior Business Development Manager
Kyoto Fusioneering America Ltd.

Ross RadelLessons Learned from SHINE's DT Fusion Facilities
Ross Radel
CTO, SHINE Technologies, LLC

Andreas SchopphoffAndreas Schopphoff
Head of Market Segment R&D
Pfeiffer Vacuum, Germany

Gyung-Su LeeAccelerated Development of Fusion Power Plant with High-quality Fusion Supply Chain
Gyung-Su Lee
Co-founder and Chairman, EnableFusion Inc., Korea

 

The grand challenge of developing a new energy source based on fusion power has led to the creation of a private fusion industry. In conjunction with the “bold decadal vision” initiated by the White House, many of the private fusion companies expect to see fusion power become a reality in the 2030’s. Growth is necessary in numerous industries in order to accomplish this vision: some of these industries are emerging, high-technology (superconducting wire, radiation tolerant materials, lasers) and some are more conventional (steel, concrete, software). Large fusion facilities in the public sector have required identifying industrial capabilities for these facilities’ specific needs, which provides lessons learned, but is only one step towards the scale-up required for an expanding fusion power industry. This symposium is intended to present the current state of the fusion supply chain, lessons learned from exiting facilities, a look ahead to what is needed, and a consideration of what is needed to fill the gap.

Topics & Application Areas
  • Needs of the Growing Private Fusion Industry
  • The View from Key Supply Chain Sector Companies
  • Lessons Learned from Past and Current Fusion Projects and Facilities
  • Role of Public-Private Partnerships
  • Other
 

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