Tokamak Energy Ltd

Tokamak Energy Ltd

Tokamak Energy is a private company accelerating the development of fusion power.

Tokamak Energy Ltd is a company developing scalable technology for fusion power. Its spherical tokamak in conjunction with high-temperature superconductors (HTS) offers a small and cost-effective solution for fusion reactors. The company believes these compact devices can achieve a much higher plasma pressure for a given magnetic field than conventional tokamaks.

During its first round of testing June 2018 Tokamak Energy's ST40 Tokamak reached 15 million degrees Celcius. It uses a technique known as merging compression to achieve this, the ST40 releases energy as rings of plasma that crash together causing magnetic reconnection. Tokamak Energy is further developing its HTS technology to achieve 100 million degrees Celcius, the temperature required to fuse deuterium and tritium particles together.

Company

Founded in 2009 by Alan Sykes, David Klingham, and Mikhail Gryaznevich the company is headquartered in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Sykes a tokamak pioneer and fusion physicist Gryaznevich worked together at the Culham Science Centre developing the Small Tight Aspect Ratio Tokamak (START) a small spherical tokamak.

Funding

Since 2017, Tokamak Energy has raised £77M in 2 funding rounds. The investment was made by Hans-Peter Wild, insurance and investment management group Legal & General, and venture capital company Winton Ventures.

Collaborators
  • CERN
  • Fusion Industry Association
  • Sandvik
  • TWI (The Welding Institute)
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Oxford
  • University of York
  • The University of Tokyo

Timeline

October 23, 2009
Tokamak Energy Ltd was founded by Alan Sykes, David Kingham and Mikhail Gryaznevich.

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Alan Sykes

Founder

David Gray

Non Executive Director

Dr Colin Windsor, FRS

Advisory Board

Dr David Kingham

Executive Vice Chairman & Founder

Dr Mikhail Gryaznevich

Chief Scientist & Founder

Dr Ross Morgan

Senior Commercial Manager

Lord Julian Hunt, FRS

Advisory Board

Professor Bill Lee, FREng

Advisory Board

Professor George Smith, FRS

Advisory Board

Professor Jack Connor, FRS

Advisory Board

Rob Slade

Director, Technology Development

Simon Stevens

Engineering and Programmes Director

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