December 3, 2020
In the second round of funding from the Department of Energy's Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program, eight Fusion Industry Association Members were awarded funding for 10 grants to partner with National Labs on advancing fusion energy. The announcement was made through Oak Ridge National Lab, which chairs the INFUSE program.
The specific grants are:
Commonwealth Fusion Systems: Time-Dependent Boundary Modeling to Inform Design of SPARC Diagnostic and Actuators (ORNL)
General Fusion Corp.: Ion Temperature Diagnostic Improvement (ORNL)
Magneto Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc.: Staged Z-pinch Modeling with HYDRA and CHICAGO Codes (LLNL)
Princeton Fusion Systems: Magnetic Field Vector Measurements Using Doppler-Free Saturation Spectroscopy (PPPL)
Renaissance Americas, Inc.: Innovative Joints for High-Temperature Superconducting Tapes (BNL)
TAE Technologies, Inc.: Feasibility Study of High-Flux FRC Formation via Spheromak Merging for C-2W Experiments (PPPL)
TAE Technologies, Inc.: Measurement of Magnetic Field using Doppler-Free Saturation (ORNL)
Tokamak Energy, Inc.: Fabrication and Characterization of Transition Metal Hydrides for Radiation Shielding in Tokamak Devices (LANL)
Tokamak Energy, Inc.: XGC1 Predictions of Scrape-off Layer Width in Present and Future High Field Spherical Tokamaks (PPPL)
Type One Energy Group, Inc.: Characterization and Qualification of JK2LB Alloy for Additive Manufacturing of Fusion Components (ORNL)
Full abstracts for each project are available from the INFUSE website.
The FIA is a proud partner of the INFUSE program, and was a cosponsor of their second annual conference.