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 Voss ScientificDale Welch Small Business Other Energy Technologies The Computational Physics Division at Voss Scientific has been involved in fusion energy research for 15 years. Computational tools maintained or developed include the Lsp and Chicago hybrid particle in cell simulation codes. Simulation capabilities include advanced implicit and hybrid (kinetic-fluid) techniques for rapid modeling of multiple time scales while including the necessary physics. Fusion research has included FRCs, plasma jet fusion, DPFs, gas puffs, fast ignition, liners, and high beta cusp configurations.
Website: www.vosssci.com

Email: dalew@vosssci.com

Phone: (505)255-4201

Address: 418 Washington SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108, United States
NM
 Nalu Scientific, LLCIsar Mostafanezhad Small Business Other Energy Technologies We design and develop advanced low size weight and power micro electronics (integrated circuits) with applications in high energy physics, nuclear physics and plasma and fusion diagnostics.
Website: www.naluscientific.com

Email: isar@naluscientific.com

Phone: 8089131598

Address: 2800 Woodlawn Dr. Ste #240, Honolulu, HI, 96822, United States
HI
 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyJohn Wright Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear The PI is a recognized expert in radio frequency (RF) theory and modeling with a particular focus on the use of high performance computing to solve problems in heating and current drive. Our multi-institutional team is comprised of experts in high performance computing, finite element analysis and in all actuator radio frequency ranges with experience in applications both both closed toroidal and open systems.

We are interested in partnering with teams on the use of RF in breakthrough concepts for:
- startup,
- heating and current drive,
- neutral beam synergy,
- and the creation of energetic particle populations.

We can bring state of the art tools for these applications that have been validated in tokamak and stellarator applications to provide critical understanding of RF actuators to bring plasmas to thermonuclear temperatures.
Website: http://www.psfc.mit.edu/people/scientific-staff/john-wright

Email: jcwright@mit.edu

Phone: 6172539612

Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States
MA
 Oak Ridge National LaboratoryMark Cianciosa Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Our research team combines plasma modeling techniques in the Fusion Energy Division with machine learning expertise in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate to enable accelerated progress of physics experiments and simulations. General capabilities include experience with stellarator and tokamak systems, development of numerical models for plasma state specification, and implementation of machine learning at scale on world-class HPC platforms.

Our intended interests align with the following problems:

We are pursuing the production of proxy models for full physics codes that are more computationally efficient to evaluate with machine learning than traditional methods, which enable rigorous global optimization of systems design or realtime model evaluation for diagnostic reconstruction and feedback control.

We are also exploiting uncertainty propagation in machine learning to identify deficiencies in training data that guides adaptive generation of additional constraints or indicates regions of necessary experimental exploration.

These aims are conceived to advance the pace of fusion research towards the goal of a successful integrated concept demonstration by iteratively augmenting existing tools with machine learning modules.

Our team’s range of specific capabilities include:

Stellarator, Tokamak, and RFP 3D equilibrium solution reconstruction. General solution methods for inverse problems and machine learning development of direct inverse models. Tokamak system design and optimization.

Fluid reduced order modeling using neural networks. Decomposition techniques applied to convection-diffusion problems. Coupled fluid-kinetic framework for self-consistent runaway-electron simulations.

Implementation of gaussian processes for large scale optimization. Data reconstruction and analysis, time integration techniques, and uncertainty quantification.

Data-driven methods for reduced order modeling. Application of domain decomposition techniques to equation free projective integration. Fully kinetic simulation acceleration. Machine learning based preconditioners for the iterative solve of PDEs.
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/division/fed

Email: cianciosamr@ornl.gov

Phone: 865-576-5029

Address: PO Box 2008, MS6304, Oak Ridge, TN, 37923, United States
TN
 The University of Texas at AustinTan Bui-Thanh Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear The PI has a decade of experience and expertise on multidisciplinary research across the boundaries of
different branches of computational science, engineering, and
mathematics. He has a track record of developing high-order
discontinuous finite elements (for wave propagation, plasma physics, etc), inverse problems, massively parallel PDE-constrained optimization algorithms (Gordon Bell Prize finalist in
2012), etc. His main research thrusts are to develop scalable mathematical algorithms and uncertainty quantification methods in order to better understand and accurately predict the behavior of complex systems.
In parallel, the PI and his team has been developing physics-aware machine learning methods, adaptive robust deep neural networks and uncertainty quantification for deep learning methods for expensive forward and inverse problems.
Website: https://users.oden.utexas.edu/~tanbui/

Email: tanbui@oden.utexas.edu

Phone: 6178202676

Address: 2617 Wichita Street, Austin, TX, 78712, United States
TX
 University of New MexicoMinghui Chen Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Working on FLiBe experiments for both Fission and Fusion.
Website: http://ne.unm.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-profiles/minghui-chen.html

Email: mnu@unm.edu

Phone: 5052771941

Address: MSC01 1120, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, United States
NM
 Siemens Corporation, Corporate TechnologyKeryl Cosenzo Large Business Other Energy Technologies Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of several world-class central research and development labs within Siemens Corporate Technology. Our hundreds of research scientists and software engineers provide technological solutions to the global family of Siemens’ businesses. We also work closely with Siemens’ customers, government agencies, universities, and other organizations.

Areas of expertise are as follows:
- AI-based prognostics, predictive maintenance, and condition monitoring
- Machine learning, deep perception networks, probabilistic reasoning, and reinforcement learning
- Real-time industrial control and autonomous systems
- Signal processing and time-series forecasting
- Feedback control and optimization of process parameters
- Demonstrated experience developing and deploying state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms on real-time industrial control systems across a variety of application domains (e.g., autonomous vehicles, manufacturing robotics, power systems, etc.).
- An established record of developing advanced diagnostics and prognostics capabilities, which leverage historical data, operational records, and domain expertise in order to identify and anticipate operational regimes and states of complex systems.
Website: https://new.siemens.com/global/en/company/innovation/corporate-technology.html

Email: keryl.cosenzo@siemens.com

Phone: 609-216-3853

Address: 755 College Road East, Princeton, NJ, 08540, United States
NJ
 Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryMichael G. Anderson Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies SME with 20+ years of experience and innovation in the physics and engineering design, construction and operation of TW-class (MV, MA), multi-MJ pulsed power systems for large R&D, commercial and military installations. Primary interests and capabilities: pulsed thermonuclear fusion devices, high-power particle beam accelerators, flash-X-ray/neutron generators and directed energy weapon systems. Most recent work: MJOLNIR and NDSE (MJ-class, multi-MA-level dense plasma focus machines) and FXR Test Stand (Blumlein and pulse transmission line design).
Website: https://www.llnl.gov/

Email: anderson286@llnl.gov

Phone: (925) 424-5138

Address: 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550, United States
CA
 Fusion Consultants LLCThomas Dolan, Matthew Moynihan, Robert Terry, Alex Brofman Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Dr. Thomas Dolan, is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the editor of "Magnetic Fusion Technology" (Springer 2013) and "Molten Salt Reactors and Thorium Energy" (Elsevier 2017). He is the former Physics Section Head for the IAEA and works as a Nuclear Technology Consultant.

Dr. Robert Terry received a degree in physics from the MIT, followed by the MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins, in 1968, 1975, and 1978 respectively. In 2007, he retired after 22 years as a plasma physicist at the Naval Research Labs, in Washington DC. Previously, he worked at Jaycor, which was a fusion development company and served as a principal investigator for DARPA. Currently he consults on several fusion topics, including the dense plasma focus.

Dr. Matthew J. Moynihan started in fusion in 2006. He spent 6.5 years at the Laboratory For Laser Energetics and worked as a Senior Nuclear Engineer for the US Nuclear Navy. In 2009, he founded a blog to explain alternative fusion approaches in plain English. From 2014 to 2016 he consulted for the fusion startup Convergent Scientific and helped them to raise $200K in investment. In 2016, he founded The Fusion Podcast, in which he interviews fusion researchers from around the country. He has written over 50 popular science articles which have received over 4 million views. He host The Nuclear Fusion Shark Tank - a forum for investors to meet fusion startups.

Mr. Alex Brofman is a graduate of Cooper Union with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering
Website: https://www.fusionconsultant.net/

Email: Moynihan.Matthew@gmail.com

Phone: 5854512158

Address: 1008 Mifflin Ave, Apt 2, Pittsburgh, PA, 15221, United States
PA
 Brookhaven National LaboratoryRamesh Gupta Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) develops magnet technology for a range of applications. SMD has the capability to study, design, build, and test high field superconducting magnets and cables for accelerators and other applications.

With the discovery of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) – superconductors that can operate at higher temperatures or higher fields – SMD has been at the forefront of studying the behavior of these materials and how to design magnets with these exciting and challenging conductors and is a world recognized leader in high field HTS magnet design. SMD has made coils using all varieties of HTS (Bi2223, Bi2212, ReBCO, MgB2) in wire, tape and cable forms. It has wound over 150 HTS coils (large and small) using over 60 km of 4 mm tape width equivalent and built and tested many magnets.

SMD offers a unique test and R&D facility through a background field dipole having a large open space where racetrack HTS coils and high current cables can be tested in a field of up to 10 T. More information about the SMD HTS program can be found at (https://www.bnl.gov/magnets/Staff/Gupta/Talks/hts-talks.htm and at https://www.bnl.gov/magnets/Staff/Gupta/Publications/htS-papers.htm)

HTS magnets and conductors, if successfully developed, could lead to strong green and sustainable energy sources such as compact fusion reactors.

SMD is a true leader in superconducting magnet design, construction and testing. At the core of SMD’s expertise is accelerator magnet development. From the earliest days of superconductivity playing a role in particle physics with the Brookhaven Summer School in the 1960’s, through the development of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider with robust magnets that have performed well for over 20 years, and to playing a major role in the Upgrade for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the Electron Ion Collider that will unlock the secrets of the strongest force in nature. SMD also has a strong history of partnering with industry and transferring technology both to small and large businesses. SMD is very interested in potential areas for the application of superconductivity, including fusion applications and would be very interested in discussing partnerships in this space.

With over 58,000 square feet of technical development space, SMD has extensive space and facilities to wind, heat treat, vacuum impregnate, construct, and test superconducting magnets. SMD staff has broad experience in collabor
Website: https://www.bnl.gov/magnets/

Email: gupta@bnl.gov

Phone: (631)344-4805

Address: Building 902A, Upton, NY, 11973, United States
NY
 Nergy Inc.Bamdad Bahar Small Business Building Efficiency We provide metal hydride and metal sorbtion media production and packaging; and system integration of these products.
Website: www.nergyinc.com

Email: bamdad.bahar@xergyinc.com

Phone: 302.218.4279

Address: 13 E Laurel St, Georgetown, DE, 19947, United States
DE
 Tokamak EnergyDr David Kingham Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Tokamak Energy: the spherical tokamak route to fusion power using high temperature superconductor (HTS) magnets

Tokamak Energy is a private UK company aiming to deliver a faster route to fusion. The company is developing efficient and compact fusion reactors by combining two emerging technologies: spherical tokamaks (STs) and magnets made from Rare Earth Barium Copper Oxide (REBCO) HTS. The inherent compactness and improved efficiency of the spherical tokamak, coupled with the favourable properties of HTS magnets, opens a route to efficient power production at lower net power outputs than previously considered possible.

Tokamak Energy has a team of over 80 staff supported by a network of leading advisers and collaborators. The company has a proven track record of delivery – successfully designing, constructing, and operating prototype systems including 3 tokamaks. It has established a a portfolio of over 45 patents, covering HTS magnets and other fusion technologies. The company has recently relocated to a new engineering facility in Oxfordshire, UK and has received over $65M of private investment.

Tokamak Energy’s path to market has three phases. The first is focused on developing the technologies, scientific understanding and capabilities required to deliver a demonstration plant. In this phase, two main projects are progressing in parallel: i) research into high field spherical tokamak physics and engineering on ST40, a spherical tokamak with the highest ever toroidal field (3T at 40cm plasma major radius); and ii) an HTS development programme aimed at developing key magnet technologies, - evaluation of REBCO suppliers, developing cable and coil structures and joints, and quench protection – culminating in the demonstration of a high field tokamak HTS magnet system at substantial scale.

We are seeking partners/collaborations to accelerate our plans in areas including:

Solenoid free start-up: Due to the compressed plasma geometry of low aspect ratio devices, there is limited space available in the centre column for the toroidal field magnets, radiation shielding and the central solenoid, which is traditionally used to initiate and drive the plasma current.

Liquid metal (lithium) divertors and plasma facing surfaces for high heat flux management

Development of high frequency (>200GHz) gyrotrons. Plasma heating and current drive using RF waves that couple to the electron cyclotron frequency have big advantages in a reactor.
Website: www.tokamakenergy.co.uk

Email: david.kingham@tokamakenergy.co.uk

Phone: +44 7768 933001

Address: 173 Brook Close, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SD, United Kingdom
Oxfordshire
 GE Global ResearchJames Bray Large Business Other Energy Technologies Large energy company spanning most energy production technologies, including nuclear reactors.

More specifically, we also do superconducting magnets (LTS and HTS); MW class power supplies; MW+ scale thermal transfer; electrical generators; tritium handling in fission reactors; additive manufacturing; heat exchangers; nuclear capable materials
Website: https://www.ge.com/research/

Email: bray@ge.com

Phone: 518-387-7744

Address: 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY, 12309, United States
NY
 Xologies IncorporatedJeremy L Perando Small Business Other Energy Technologies While going to college i worked via an Electrical Engineer apprenticeship with CONSOL energy. This certified me for working underground and I got my first look at drives and high voltage systems. With my newly found wealth working in the mines, i found the next 4 years in general labor underground in the coal mines. For the last two years of those 4 I was enrolled in a computer tech school completing my degree. I took job placement from there with Adelphia Communications where I got to work at corporate doing technical phone support while watching the broadband base grow from to 50 cities to 50000 cities. I wanted to get back closer to home and bid on a job at a local office where after a couple years Adelphia went bankrupt and i moved into temp work for COVAD communications doing backend phone support for T1 and T3 business lines. From there I took a permanent job working for BEITZEL corporation, a construction company in Garrett County MD. They were at a unique crossroads where mining safety regulation and technology smashed together. Being that I was already a certified miner and had spent the last 4 years in the tech field, I was able to help substantially in the Automation department. After a couple years Beitzel Corp formed Pillar Innovations where i assisted with building the department where i became manager of the automation and atmospheric monitoring product manager. After 9 years i was ask to start an automation department for an electrical contractor startup. Here I was responsible for entire coal preparation plant programming and SCADA systems. This lasted for a year where we started up one entire plant and some train loadouts. After the mining industry started to decline, CLINE Industires was still adding onto their coal plants as planned so all the work was moving to Illinois. At this point I started my business, Xologies Incorporated. Six years in and i can say that finding the right employee is the most difficult part of what a business owner does. Currently we support chemical and control systems using primarily Rockwell Software and Allen Bradley hardware. We also do custom robotics with ARM processors using PYTHON and web interfaces. Best asset is problem solving followed by intercommunication of old and new tech. Process control and control systems in general, just make sense to me. I also coach 2 FIRST robotics tech challenge teams and mentor on other teams.
Website: www.xologies.com

Email: jperando@xologies.com

Phone: 3046123788

Address: PO Box 102, Accident, MD, 21520, United States
MD
 Oak Ridge National LaboratoryDavid Green Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Plasma Theory and Modeling group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory specializes in the development and application of sophisticated analytic and numerical models for plasma simulation, as well as the application of advanced machine learning methods for fusion in general. Our experience and expertise include magnetic reconstruction and optimization for device design, fluid and kinetic modeling, energetic particle physics, runaway electron dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiofrequency heating and current drive simulation, and integrated modeling. We further have expertise in the deployment of simulation codes on large scale computing platforms. The group welcomes opportunities for collaboration on these are other topics where theory and modeling will be of benefit.
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/division/fed

Email: greendl1@ornl.gov

Phone: 8652412752

Address: 1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6304, United States
TN
 Pegasus Fusion Strategies, Inc.Jane Hotchkiss & Wally Johnston Small Business Other Energy Technologies Strategy: Communications and Market Development, Environmental Acceptance, Gov't Relations, Biz Dev, Financing
Outreach: Socialization of Fusion w/ Gov't, Utilities, NGO's, Suppliers
Partnership & Project Support: Environmental, Renewable, NGO
Website: www.pegasusfusion.com

Email: jane@pegasusfusion.com

Phone: 2033762846

Address: 9 Damonmill Square 6C, CONCORD, MA, 01742, United States
MA
 HB11 EnergyWarren McKenzie Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Company developing and commercialising a patented approach to energy generation using the fusion of hydrogen with boron 11. HB11 energy is also representing this consortium of researchers to fund, plan and execute a program to achieve a scientific proof-of-concept of a fusion reactor design based on the non-thermal ignition of hydrogen and boron 11 using chirped pulse amplification (CPA) lasers.
Website: www.hb11.energy

Email: Warren.McKenzie@hb11.energy

Phone: 0400059509

Address: 11 Wyndora Ave, Freshwater, Sydney, NSW, 2096, Australia
NSW
 DD PRO Fusion LLCJohn Fenley Small Business Other Energy Technologies We are attempting to evaluate and build a novel, low cost Fusion device covered by a recently issued US patent. Early simulations were promising, and more advanced simulations are needed. Construction of a prototype is expected to be greatly simplified due to the low magnetic field strength required for this design, that can be supplied externally by an unmodified commercial MRI machine. We are currently in the process of purchasing a testing facility in Arkansas. We are entirely self funded.
Website: www.DDPROfusion.com

Email: Pontifier@gmail.com

Phone: 8014273532

Address: 1985 North 360 East, Provo, UT, 84604, United States
UT
 Oak Ridge National LaboratoryMichael Kaufman Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Plasma Science and Technologies Groups (PST) specializes in RF and microwave technologies and measurements. Our capabilities include plasma processing, electromagnetic isotope separation, ion sources, Langmuir probes, active and passive plasma spectroscopy, dielectric measurements of materials, RF sheath physics, microwave systems (source, transmission, launchers), and RF systems (source, transmission, antennas).
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/staff-profile/michael-c-kaufman

Email: kaufmanmc@ornl.gov

Phone: 8655762143

Address: Bldg 7601, MS-6304 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6304, United States
TN
 Ames LaboratoryMatthew Kramer Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Ames Laboratory has more than 70 years of research experience in purifying and making alloys from Lanthanides. We have broad capabilities for alloy production from laboratory scale 10’s grams to small-scale production ~ 20 Kg. Home of the Critical Materials Institute.
1. Magnetic Materials - theory, discovery, synthesis, characterization
• High-energy rare-earth-based permanent magnets with improved properties: Nd-based 2-14-1, Sm-based 1-5 and 2-17 with reduced critical RE.
• High-energy permanent magnets with substantially reduced contents of Nd, heavy lanthanides and Co that use domestic supply of rare earth, i.e., utilizing Ce, La stocks.
• Low-cost, high-performance rare earth-free permanent magnets with improved properties: MnBi, alnico, L10-FeNi, transition metal nitrides
• Soft magnetic alloys: 6.5% Si steel
• Adaptive genetic algorithm and machine leaning for structure-stability-property predictions
2. Advanced synthesis capabilities
• Rapid solidification (Small scale 5-15 g/batch, mid-scale 500-1000 g/batch)
• Gas atomization (50-100 kg/batch)
• Centrifugal atomization (1 kg/batch)
• Mechanochemical processing and synthesis in controlled environments, including at cryogenic temperatures, gas-solid and solid-liquid reactions under applied or autogenous pressure.
• Additive manufacturing of magnetic alloys
3. High throughput synthesis for materials discovery
• LENS
• Combinatorial
• Off-axis multi-gun DC/RF sputtering
4. Unique characterization tools
• Multisample DSC/TGA
• Multisample VSM magnetometry
• SQUID magnetometry
• Hysteresisgraph Tracer
• Pulsed magnetizer
• Rapid ultrasonic mechanical testing including at elevated T’s, high-T creep measurements.
5. Theory tools
• DFT without adjustable parameters
• Simplified DFT exchange with speed of LDA and results like hybrid functionals
• KKR-CPA methods for rapid materials discovery
• Micromagnetic and micromechanical modeling
• Systems level coupled multiphysics simulations
• Extensive expertise in interatomic potential development (including machine learning potentials) for accurate atomistic simulation of materials
• Efficient molecular dynamics simulation methods for studying crystal nucleation and growth at atomistic scale and at experimental conditions
• Ab initio methods for accurate calculations of correlated electron materials including f-electron materials
Website: https://www.ameslab.gov/

Email: mjkramer@ameslab.gov

Phone: 5152940276

Address: 126 Metals Development, Ames, IA, 50021, United States
IA
 Cornell Energy Systems InstituteAlan Zehnder Academic Other Energy Technologies The Cornell Team is interested in applying a suite of powerful experimental tools and computer modeling techniques within robust theoretical frameworks to characterize, predict, and improve the performance of materials for fusion reactors. We are particularly interested in the utility of High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) for fusion reactors but, more broadly, are interested in demonstrating a new and transferable methodology for fusion reactor application-driven design of traditional and additively manufactured materials.
The methodology will be built upon a validated mechanistic understanding, which will be linked to materials synthesis, advanced microstructural characterization and multiscale mechanical testing. Thin film, 3D metal additive manufacturing, and electrodeposition techniques will be harnessed to enable high throughput fabrication of materials within the vast composition space of HEAs. Long time-scale atomistic modeling and ab initio electronic structure calculations of fundamental material properties will guide our materials synthesis and development efforts and will aid in the engineering prognosis of components in the fusion reactor environment. High throughput mechanical testing capabilities will complement synthesis and fabrication efforts to rapidly converge on material candidates of technological interest.
The team is comprised of eight researchers whose expertise spans additive manufacturing, electrochemical synthesis of HEAs, micro- and nano-scale mechanical testing, time-resolved x-ray diffraction and coherent x-ray imaging, transient thermal processing, fracture mechanics, high-energy-density plasma physics and atomistic materials simulations.
The team has access to a high-intensity X-ray source for materials research (CHESS), to the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) experimental facilities such as X-ray diffraction, SEM, TEM, small-scale and in-situ materials testing, and to well-equipped individual labs that have the capacity for mechanical testing, rapid heating and cooling via pulsed lasers, 3D additive manufacturing, combinatoric alloying and high performance computing.
Team members:
Lynden Archer, laa25@cornell.edu
David Hammer, dah5@cornell.edu
Mostafa Hassani, hassani@cornell.edu
Atieh Moridi, moridi@cornell.edu
Andrej Singer, asinger@cornell.edu
Michael O. Thompson, mot1@cornell.edu
Derek H. Warner, dhw52@cornell.edu
Alan Zehnder, atz2@cornell.edu
Website: https://energy.cornell.edu/

Email: atz2@cornell.edu

Phone: 607-255-9181

Address: 171 Kimball Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853, United States
NY
 HelicitySpaceSetthivoine You Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear HelicitySpace is pursuing a new fusion energy concept based on magnetic reconnection-heating of plasma plectonemes. The company's unique concept is based on decades of work by the team at Caltech, the University of Tokyo, Swarthmore College, the University of Washington, and the Culham Science Center. Current experimental results and analytical scaling promises net-energy-gain without auxiliary heating systems, without any moving parts, and without enormous magnetic compression-ratios. The unique design gives independent control of temperature, density and magnetic energy in a short pulse, which allows flexibility and robustness in the system to compensate for uncertainties in confinement time. The end result is a fusion energy concept that is compact, efficient and scalable.
Website: www.helicityspace.com

Email: setthivoine.you@helicityspace.com

Phone: 1 (415) 439 0245

Address: 2300 Center St, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
CA
 Air Squared Inc.Nathan Nicholas Small Business Other Energy Technologies Following a success Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort to develop a small-scale (15 m3/hr) liquid-cooled, all-metal (LCAM) scroll vacuum pump compatible with radioactive Tritium, the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Air Squared Phase II funding to develop a full-scale (150 m3/hr) LCAM scroll vacuum pump by 2020. The award is funded under the topic Advanced Technologies and Materials for Fusion Energy Systems

Development of the full-scale LCAM will benefit from years of collaboration with various organizations that process radioactive tritium. If successful, the full-scale LCAM vacuum pump could support research institutes around the world (e.g., multi-national partnerships like JET, ITER, and DEMO) that are actively searching for a tritium-compatible pump with 150 m3/hr pumping capacity.

Air Squared has spent years researching and developing scroll vacuum pumps compatible with radioactive tritium:

2006 First Generation 15 m3/hr Scroll Vacuum Pump for Savannah River National Laboratory
2016 Second Generation 15 m3/hr All-Metal Scroll Vacuum Scroll Pump for Savannah River National Laboratory
2017 First Generation 15 m3/hr Liquid-Cooled, All-Metal (LCAM) Scroll Vacuum Pump for DOE
2018 Third Generation 15 m3/hr All-Metal Scroll Vacuum Pump for Commercial Use
2018-2020 First Generation 150 m3/hr Liquid-Cooled, All-Metal (LCAM) Scroll Vacuum Pump for DOE

Four key technology innovations set the 150 m3/hr LCAM apart from state-of-the-art radioactive gas-handling pumps:

Liquid Cooling An integrated liquid-cooled jacket feeds water (or oil) to cool the inner and outer scrolls during operations. The cooling controls thermal expansion, increases component lifetime, and decreases maintenance.

All-Metal Components An isotope of hydrogen (H3), radioactive tritium can permeate most materials, spilling hazardous amount of radiation into the air. To control leakage, every component within the LCAM is fabricated from aluminum or stainless steel.

No Lubrication, No Tip Seals Tritium gas quickly eats away at polymer tip seals, causing premature failure. The LCAM has a tight axial clearance between the fixed scroll and orbiting scroll. This allows for oil-free operation without tip seals.

Triple-Containment Fail-safe tritium containment is essential with radioactive working fluids. The LCAM has included three redundant barriers with the tritium working fluid, liquid-cooling jacket, and semi-hermetic outer housing.
Website: https://airsquared.com/news/liquid-cooled-all-metal-scroll-vacuum-pump-awarded-phase-ii-funding-to-support-fusion-project/

Email: r.riebau@airsquared.com

Phone: 9709460226

Address: 510 Burbank St, Broomfield, CO, 80020-1604, United States
CO
 Stellar Energy Foundation, INc.Matt Miller Non-Profit Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of getting fusion on the grid soon enough to make a difference. We have been self-funded to date. Our activities include both targeted technology support and advocacy. We hosted a very successful industry symposium in New York City last June: “Roadmap to the Fusion Economy,” in which we brought together industry, academia, government, and both non-profit and for profit private investors and donors.

We have been active since our formation in 2016, and we have provided informal C-Suite management consulting support to help organizations with business planning, fund-raising strategies, and other business and tech to market matters, based on our business and technology experiences, including venture capital, private equity, and operational general management.
Website: Www.stellarenergyfoundation.org

Email: Mmiller@stellarenergyfoundation.org

Phone: 203-454-5610

Address: 202 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ, 08540, United States
NJ
 Zap Energy, Inc.Brian A Nelson Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Zap Energy is developing and commercializing a compact fusion energy device based on the sheared-flow stabilized (SFS) Z-pinch. Our approach represents the simplest fusion configuration, which does not require magnetic field coils or auxiliary heating. Zap Energy is a spin-out company from the University of Washington and is located in the Seattle area. We are advancing the SFS Z-pinch technology toward equivalent scientific breakeven conditions. Our SFS Z-pinch will produce 1 mm x 50 cm cylindrical plasmas with densities up to n~10^24 m^-3, temperatures T~3-7 keV, and D-D neutron yields up to 10^11 per 10-20 microsecond current flat top pulse. Future research and development topics include plasma interactions with solid and liquid electrodes, repetitive pulsed power, and high-fidelity numerical modeling.
Website: www.zapenergyinc.com

Email: nelson@zapenergyinc.com

Phone: 2067154279

Address: 506 2ND AVE STE 1400, Seattle, WA, 98104, United States
WA
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