Representatives of the IFMIF-DONES Spain Consortium and the Japanese company Kyoto Fusioneering held two working sessions in Granada on 20 and 21 July. During the sessions, both teams explored the possible lines of collaboration they can jointly address in the field of fusion energy and, more specifically, in the scientific and technological areas in which IFMIF-DONES will play a relevant role.
On behalf of IFMIF-DONES, Director Ángel Ibarra and several members of the technical team took part in the meetings, while Kyoto Fusioneering was represented by Richard Pearson, Co-Founder & Chief Innovator; Paul Barron, Senior Materials Researcher; and Mario Oliver, Fusion Engineer.
Kyoto Fusioneering is a privately funded technology company founded in 2019, based in Kyoto, Japan. The company focuses on developing advanced technologies for commercial fusion reactors, specifically gyrotron systems, tritium fuel cycle technologies and breeder blankets for tritium production and power generation. The company is developing innovative reactor technology solutions that are both high-performance and commercially viable. It maintains collaborations with both public and private fusion developers worldwide. The company will accelerate the realisation of fusion as the ultimate energy source for humankind. Its plans include building Japan’s first nuclear fusion plant.