1st EUROfusion DEMO and Prospective Research and Development Programme Workshop
27-28 February 2019, Espoo, Finland
EUROfusion research and development is focused on creating the first prototype nuclear fusion power-generating reactor, DEMO. The main missions of DEMO, building on the ITER programme, are to generate significant quantities of electricity, accomplish tritium self-sufficiency, and demonstrate all supporting technologies required for high-availability of the plant. Beyond DEMO, fusion electricity also needs to be commercially competitive.
We would like to invite you to participate in the EUROfusion 2 day workshop on the DEMO and Prospective R&D (PRD) Programmes, aimed at identifying specific routes to making fusion commercially viable, and the remaining gaps between DEMO and a commercial fusion power plant. The workshop will be hosted by VTT Espoo, Finland, 27-28th February 2019. The detailed agenda is currently being developed and more details will follow, but the outline of discussion topics is:
- Fusion's place in a future energy market and approaches to cost reduction
- Specific gaps from DEMO to a commercial power plant
- DEMO's potential future role as a component test facility
- Design for manufacture, and role in potential commercial fusion applications
- Commercial technology crossover opportunities
- Programmatic risks of particular technologies, including supply chain issues and scale-up
- Additional modelling needs beyond DEMO
- PRD programme specifics
Attendence is limited by space to 55 participants in person: please agree attendance with your RU. Remote participation will also be available via EUROfusion TV. Contact the meeting organiser to request remote participation.