Kyoto Fusioneering Partners with KIT to Accelerate the Development of Fusion Energy

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Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd. (KF) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have entered into a strategic partnership through a Cooperation Agreement to advance research and development in fusion power plant technologies. KF, a global pioneer in fusion solutions, collaborates with KIT, a leading German research institution in fusion, to accelerate the realization of commercially viable fusion energy solutions.

KIT is a global leader in fusion research, boasting extensive expertise across many fusion technology fields, including neutron-resistant materials, liquid metals for heat transfer, tritium breeding blankets, fusion fuel cycle and tritium handling. KF makes an ideal private partner in fusion acceleration for its expertise in plant engineering and an accelerated timeline for deploying commercial fusion plant technology.

This strategic partnership lays the ground for joint efforts in key fusion plant engineering domains. The initial focus will be on fuel cycle technology, specifically tritium handling, aiming to rapidly advance essential fusion plant engineering technologies. Looking ahead, the partnership aims to extend into high-priority and challenging domains crucial for the societal implementation of fusion energy across various fusion fields.

Satoshi Konishi, Co-founder, CEO, and Chief Fusioneer of Kyoto Fusioneering, a veteran with over 40 years of expertise in fusion R&D, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The collaboration with KIT, a global academic powerhouse in fusion research, and our private enterprise, KF, is an honor and a source of excitement. Achieving socially implementable fusion energy requires collaboration transcending government, private industry, and academia. Our partnership embodies a global trend, poised to be a historic milestone, significantly expediting the societal implementation of fusion energy.”

Dr. Klaus Hesch, Head of KIT Fusion Programme, added, “KF is an ideal private fusion company to partner with because of its expertise in plant engineering and its accelerated timeline for deployment of commercial fusion plant technology.”

About KIT
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

About Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd.
Kyoto Fusioneering is a privately funded technology start-up founded in 2019 in Kyoto, with its headquarters in Tokyo, 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.

Explore more about KF’s vision for the future of energy at www.kyotofusioneering.com/en/ or by contacting media@kyotofusioneering.com.

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