JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    


Supply Chain Challenges for the Commercialization of Fusion Energy

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 LaneProcuring and Manufacturing Vacuum Systems for Fusion
Matthew Lane
Engineering Contract Manager, Equans, France

Kieran FurlongWorkforce Needs to Support Rapid Deployment of Fusion
Kieran Furlong
CEO & Founder, Realta Fusion

Bibake UppalBeyond Science: Engineering a Fusion Power Plant
Bibake Uppal
Senior Business Development Manager, Kyoto Fusioneering America Ltd.

Josh BlatzLessons Learned from SHINE's DT Fusion Facilities
Josh Blatz
Senior Research and Development Engineer, SHINE Technologies

Andreas SchopphoffThe Crucial Role of Vacuum Technology in Fusion Energy Development
Andreas 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

Heather JacksonBusiness Model Innovation for Building Fusion Supply Chains
Heather Jackson
Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Kiyoshi SekoIndustrial Approach and Fusion Supply Chain in Japan
Kiyoshi Seko
Director and COO, Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd, Japan

Andrew ShoneSupply Chain Concerns for Commercial Fusion Reactors - Focus on V44 and HTS Tape
Andrew Shone
Fusion Development Lead, Tokamak Energy Inc.

 

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.

 
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2024 Symposium Sessions

Monday June 17

10:30Needs of the Fusion Industry
1:30Views from Suppliers I

Tuesday June 18

9:15Perspectives on Fusion Supply Chain Challenges
1:30Confronting the Fusion Supply Chain Challenges: A Path Forward

Wednesday June 19

9:00Views from Suppliers II

2024 Symposium Program

Monday June 17

10:30Needs of the Fusion IndustryNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Arnold Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Costs and trade-offs in building up a supply chain
H. Lux, D. Wolf, C. Price, J. Cowan, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Workforce Needs to Support Rapid Deployment of Fusion
K. Furlong, C.M. Jacobson, Realta Fusion, US
Supply Chain Concerns for Commercial Fusion Reactors - Focus on Blanket Materials and HTS Tape
A. Shone, M.J. Ginsberg, A.L. Washington, C.J. Pickles, J.O. Astbury, Tokamak Energy, Inc., US
Traditional and Novel Supply Chain Constraints for the Growing Fusion Energy Industry
C.P.S. Swanson, Thea Energy, US
1:30Views from Suppliers INational Harbor 7
Session chair: Jaydeep Deshpande, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, US
Beyond Science: Engineering a Fusion Power Plant
B. Uppal, Kyoto Fusioneering America, US
The Crucial Role of Vacuum Technology in Fusion Energy Development
A. Schopphoff, Pfeiffer Vacuum, DE
Procuring and Manufacturing Vacuum Systems for Fusion
M. Lane, Equans, FR
Control system will be on your critical path
R. Sabjan, Cosylab, SI
Magnetic Qualification of Vacuum Pumps for use in Fusion Reactors
G. Gallo, US ITER / ORNL, US
Extrusion of BeTi Beryllides from powder
S. Mueller, S. Gall, R. Nitschke, A. Goraieb, FORMING GmbH, DE

Tuesday June 18

9:15Perspectives on Fusion Supply Chain ChallengesNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Arnold Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Building a fusion energy supply chain - results of the FIA 2024 Supply Chain Report
A. Holland, Fusion Industry Association, US
EPRI Perspectives on Developing and Deploying Advanced Manufacturing Methods and Materials in Support of a Robust Fusion and Advanced Energy System Supply Chain
D. Grandas, A. Sowder, M. Albert, B. Sutton, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), US
Lessons Learned from SHINE's DT Fusion Facilities
J. Blatz, SHINE Technologies, US
Accelerated Development of Fusion Power Plant with High-quality Fusion Supply Chain
Gyung-Su Lee, Chang-Ho Choi, Doowhan Choi, Enable Fusion Inc., KR
Industrial Approach and Fusion Supply Chain in Japan
K. Seko, Kyoto Fusioneering, JP
Supply Chain Challenges for the Commercialization of Fusion Energy
A. Campbell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:30Confronting the Fusion Supply Chain Challenges: A Path ForwardNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Andrew Holland, Fusion Industry Association, US
Public-Private Partnerships in the Fusion Supply Chain Landscape
J. Cohen, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, US
Perspectives on public-private partnerships for supply chain development
A. Lumsdaine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Panelist
J. Cohen, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, US
Panelist
K. Furlong, Realta Fusion, US
Panelist
A. Schopphoff, Pfeiffer Vacuum, DE
Panelist
B. Uppal, Kyoto Fusioneering America, US
Panelist
G-S. Lee, Enable Fusion Inc., US

Wednesday June 19

9:00Views from Suppliers IINational Harbor 7
Session chair: Amelia Campbell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Business Model Innovation for Building Fusion Supply Chains
H. Jackson, U.S. Department of Energy, US
Handling US private company requests for ITER information
C.M. Greenfield, A. Lumsdaine, L.P. Cunningham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
A HTS magnet supplier company - Canyon Magnet Energy
H. Song, B. Santos, Y. Viouchkov, S. Van Sciver, Canyon Magnet Energy, US
High temperature superconductors as the key material for compact fusion: scale up challenges and investment opportunities
S. Samoilenkov, Faraday 1867 Holdings LLC, US
6-Lithium Enrichment
J.W. Elling, G.D. Jarvinen, S. Yarbro, J. Gatewood, P.T. Lueangrujiwong, Molten Salt Solutions, US
AI-enabled design of foam polymer targets for inertial fusion energy
A. Stein, V. I. Perumal, R. Frye, D. Beckett, C. B.S. Woodruff, UHV3D Inc, US
Building the fusion supply chain one company at a time: the New Mexico Energy Technology Incubator (NMETI)
S. Woodruff, J. Elling, C. Evans, A. Stein, New Mexico Energy Technology Incubator, US
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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