Development of Electro-Magnetic Separation of Isotopes for Fusion Materials

The STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) Programme is interested in alternative isotope separation technology, based on magnets/lasers, to provide isotopically tailored materials to reduce radioactive waste for the STEP concept and prototype reactor.

Funding Details
When

Registration Opens

19/07/2021

Registration Closes

05/08/2021

Award

Estimated value of contract: £100,000

Organisation

UKAEA

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The STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) Programme is interested in alternative isotope separation technology, based on magnets/lasers, to provide isotopically tailored materials to reduce radioactive waste for the STEP concept and prototype reactor, with effective benefits relating to cost and scaling. UKAEA (UK Atomic Energy Authority) requires a design solution that will largely involve the assembly and integration of commercial solutions for each of the required elements. Subsequently, we envisage creating a prototype technology demonstrator to test and validate the capabilities and prove that the system (suitably scaled) can provide the necessary quality and throughput of isotopically tailored material to satisfy the needs of STEP Prototype Reactor and future commercial fusion.

A webinar for interested parties will be held on 29th July: contact Hugo Silva on Hugo.Silva@ukaea.uk for more details and to register for a place.

This is a Prior Information Notice, with a submission deadline of 5th August. To register further interest and download relevant documents, click “online registration” at the link below.