ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant

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ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant

Postby crowberry » Thu May 23, 2019 7:15 am

ARPA-E is seeking information from diverse R&D communities, from both within and especially outside the fusion R&D community, about technological solutions and innovations that can enable commercially viable fusion power plants. While it is impossible to predict precisely what is needed for fusion to be commercially viable over the next few decades, fusion’s market entry may require that both the nameplate generation capacity and total construction cost be well below the assumed 1-GWe and >$5B (2019 dollars) scales described in prior fusion-power-plant studies.[1] As discussed further below, this RFI focuses specifically on the enabling technologies for potential fusion power plants at reduced nameplate capacity and cost. ARPA-E is particularly interested in transformational R&D opportunities that are not already being pursued by or included in the roadmaps of ongoing DOE fusion programs.


https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId7b738f65-fe91-44d2-b8b7-f4506a1c758e

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Re: ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant

Postby crowberry » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:27 am

Dennis Youchison, Private/Public Partnerships in Fusion Energy Research, 28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, 2 – 6 June, 2019, Sawgrass Marriott Resort, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 USA

The U.S. DOE is providing opportunities for collaborative research between private industry and the DOE national laboratories to accelerate development of transformative fusion energy research into reactor systems. Two private/public partnership programs now exist to spur fusion innovations. Both assist venture capital, small business, private equity and large corporations to advance fusion science and technology. A new program will be sponsored by Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) in the Office of Science. This program is modeled after the DOE NE GAIN program. The FES program is known as INFUSE, the Innovation Network for Fusion Energy. It funds national laboratories directly to assist private industry using unique DOE expertise and facilities to overcome specific technical hurdles they have encountered in developing technologies required for nuclear fusion systems. Details of the new INFUSE program will be presented including qualifications, proposal submission and review cycles. The first proposal cycle will occur in late FY2019. In addition to INFUSE, DOE ARPA-E has just concluded the $30M/3- year ALPHA program, which focused on advancing the science and technology of magneto-inertial fusion. A brief overview of the ALPHA program, which directly funded private partners, universities, and labs, will be presented. Ideas for a potential, new, multi-faceted ARPA-E focused program in fusion-energy R&D will be presented at the Tuesday evening Town Hall meeting.


https://indico.cern.ch/event/749923/contributions/3423370/

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Re: ARPA-E Requests Information on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant

Postby Skipjack » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:29 am

crowberry wrote:
ARPA-E is seeking information from diverse R&D communities, from both within and especially outside the fusion R&D community, about technological solutions and innovations that can enable commercially viable fusion power plants. While it is impossible to predict precisely what is needed for fusion to be commercially viable over the next few decades, fusion’s market entry may require that both the nameplate generation capacity and total construction cost be well below the assumed 1-GWe and >$5B (2019 dollars) scales described in prior fusion-power-plant studies.[1] As discussed further below, this RFI focuses specifically on the enabling technologies for potential fusion power plants at reduced nameplate capacity and cost. ARPA-E is particularly interested in transformational R&D opportunities that are not already being pursued by or included in the roadmaps of ongoing DOE fusion programs.


https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId7b738f65-fe91-44d2-b8b7-f4506a1c758e

Strange, this seems to have disappeared?


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