Kyoto Fusioneering (KF) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the acceleration of fusion energy development. Through the partnership, KF and CNL plan to collaborate on the development and demonstration of fuel cycle systems essential for the safe and stable operation of fusion energy plants. The two parties plan to share scientific information, equipment, and technologies. Additionally, they will explore the possibility of other joint research projects and exchange personnel to facilitate knowledge transfer.
KF is a leading fusion plant technology provider that is focused, in part, on developing advanced and comprehensive fusion fuel cycle systems that involve separating and circulating hydrogen isotopes, such as deuterium, to fuel fusion power devices safely and efficiently. CNL, on the other hand, is a leading research institute for fuel cycle systems involving hydrogen isotopes, with extensive experience, technology, and related equipment for their handling and management.
Through their collaboration, KF and CNL will be able to leverage their respective expertise and resources to promote demonstrations using necessary equipment and develop innovative solutions that will further advance the field of fusion energy.
The partnership may include the use of new testing facilities to support fusion fuel cycle research, which would be located at the Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, Canada, a nuclear research campus that is managed by CNL. KF and CNL will continue to collaborate on joint research and development discussions on the project details, while working towards the ultimate energy solution – fusion energy.
Please also refer to the press release from CNL below.
As Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology laboratory, and working under the direction of AECL, CNL is a world leader in the development of innovative nuclear science and technology products and services. Guided by an ambitious corporate strategy known as Vision 2030, CNL fulfills three strategic priorities of national importance – restoring and protecting the environment, advancing clean energy technologies, and contributing to the health of Canadians.
By leveraging the assets owned by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), CNL also serves as the nexus between government, the nuclear industry, the broader private sector and the academic community. CNL works in collaboration with these sectors to advance innovative Canadian products and services towards real-world use, including carbon-free energy, cancer treatments and other therapies, non-proliferation technologies and waste management solutions.
To learn more about CNL, please visit www.cnl.ca.
About Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd.
Kyoto Fusioneering is a privately funded technology start-up founded in 2019, with its headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. Building upon decades of research at Kyoto University, the company is focused on developing advanced technologies for commercial fusion reactors, including gyrotron systems, tritium fuel cycle technologies, and breeding blankets for tritium production and power generation. Kyoto Fusioneering is developing innovative solutions that are simultaneously high-performance and commercially viable. Supporting both public and private fusion developers around the world, the company is accelerating the realization of fusion as the ultimate energy source for humankind.
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