IMechE - Developing a UK fusion industry - part 1 the public sector

2nd October 2023 12:00 pm

This lecture will form part 1 of a 2-part series, with part 2 delivered by Nick Walkden.

In this lecture Dan will:

  • Introduce the UK’s fusion strategy and outline how UKAEA are leading the public sector involvement in delivering on this
  • Provide an overview of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme as a means of achieving the goals of the UK fusion strategy
  • Explain some of the key technical challenges which need to be overcome to realise fusion energy as a commercial proposition
  • Describe how the Fusion Industry Programme is stimulating growth of the UK fusion ecosystem and preparing it for the future global fusion power plant market
  • Outline how the fusion cluster is drawing together a community of the UK’s brightest minds and organisations to achieve fusion faster.

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