Three-day ‘Focus on Fusion’ event to deliver an inspirational introduction to clean, secure and affordable energy source of the future
Tokamak Energy and Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s Emirates Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC) today announced they will be presenting the UAE’s first-of-its-kind ‘Focus on Fusion’ event to deliver an inspirational introduction to the clean, secure and affordable energy source of the future.
A key theme at UAE’s COP28 in Dubai later this year, fusion technology is expected to deliver energy security and play an important role in building a net zero world in the fight against climate change.
Scheduled to be held from 19-21 September at Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University Main Campus, the three-day event will include an exhibition to introduce visitors to the world of fusion and networking of stakeholders in the energy sector. Tokamak Energy’s team of leading scientists and engineers will offer a series of lectures covering different approaches to delivering commercial fusion, the physics of fusion and how new generation high temperature superconducting magnet technology has accelerated progress.
Tokamak Energy and Khalifa University’s ‘Focus on Fusion’ for students and other stakeholders will explain how the process that powers the sun and stars can be harnessed to deliver carbon-free energy and explore the cutting-edge technology making it happen here on Earth.
Tokamak Energy is a leading global company working collaboratively with both public and private partners around the world to deliver commercial fusion energy in the 2030s.
Ross Morgan, Tokamak Energy’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, said: “We’re excited to launch ‘Focus on Fusion’ before the world turns its attention to the UAE for COP28. Our inaugural event in partnership with the highly-respected Khalifa University will raise awareness of fusion within the UAE and highlight the many benefits of this ultimate source of clean, secure and affordable power in the fight against climate change.”
Dr. Saeed Al Ameri, Manager, Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII), Khalifa University, and Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, said: “We are delighted to bring this key event on fusion to Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Tokamak Energy during the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and with COP28 just around the corner. We believe this event will offer a platform for knowledge exchange and networking that will further highlight how this long-term energy source uses abundant fuel supplies and does not produce greenhouse gases or long-lived radioactive waste.”
An exhibition space will also give visitors a chance to meet Tokamak experts, including Michael Porton, Chief Engineer, and Steven McNamara, Science Director, and discuss the variety of rewarding career opportunities in the fusion sector with talent experts.
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be held from November 30 to December 12 at Expo City, Dubai, UAE.