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Documents and publications - Fission

More specialised publications on Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection can be found on CORDIS (Community R&D Information Service):

For FP7 (2007-2011): http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/euratom-fission/library_en.html
For FP6 (2002-2006): http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6-euratom/library.htm
For FP5 (1998-2002): http://cordis.europa.eu/fp5-euratom/src/library.htm

Paper versions of most of the publications below may be ordered through the EU Bookshop.eu

  • 2013 Symposium Proceedings2013 Symposium on the benefits and limitations of nuclear fission for a low-carbon economy

    2013 Symposium Proceedings  PDF icon 10.6 MB

    On 26-27 February 2013 the European Commission in co-operation with the European Economic and Social Committee organised the Symposium on the 'benefits and limitations of nuclear fission for a low carbon economy'. The outcomes of the Symposium contribute to the definition of strategic priorities in Euratom nuclear fission research as part of the forthcoming Horizon 2020. The symposium involved a broad cross-section range of stakeholders and concerned parties from across Europe. The present publications includes the 2012 Interdisciplinary study and the Symposium proceedings.

  • Synthesis report 2012 Interdisciplinary Study on the benefits and limitations of nuclear fission for a low-carbon economy, defining priorities for Euratom fission research and training (Horizon 2020)

    Synthesis report PDF icon [3.4 MB]
    Compilation of the experts' reports - Background to the synthesis report PDF icon [3.2 MB]

    In view of its decision on the Euratom part of Horizon 2020, the EU Council requested the Commission in June 2011 to organise a symposium involving a broad spectrum of stakeholders to contribute to the debate on the benefits and limitations of nuclear fission for a low-carbon economy. In light of the mandate handed down by the Council, the European Commission contracted in 2012 an interdisciplinary study on the benefits and limitations of nuclear fission for a low-carbon economy, defining priorities for Euratom fission research and training (Horizon 2020). A number of high-level experts worked intensively towards the elaboration of this study. These experts have provided their extensive viewpoints on a wide range of topics, both from a scientific and technical, as well as a socioeconomic viewpoint. This study is an input for the discussions at the symposium, co-organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, taking place in Brussels on 26–27 February 2013."

  • Euratom FP7 Research & Training Projects Volume 3 2012 Euratom FP7 Research & Training Projects Volume 3 PDF icon [5.7 MB]

    Catalogue number: KI-NA-24-859-EN-C
    ISBN: 978-92-79-20029-8

    This brochure describes the third batch of research projects (60 in total) funded through the specific programme for 'Research and Training on Nuclear Energy (2007-2011)' under the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Activities (FP7 Euratom). The projects described here all involve research activities in the general area of nuclear fission and radiation protection. Research and training activities in nuclear installation safety, innovative nuclear reactor designs, approaches to the management of radioactive waste and radiation protection are all major themes of the programme. Euratom activities on research and development for nuclear fusion are not covered here.

  • SOUL - Southern Urals Radiation Risk Research - Final report 2012 SOUL - Southern Urals Radiation Risk Research - Final report PDF icon [613 KB]

    Catalogue number: KI-NA-25-396-EN-C
    ISBN: 978-92-79-25584-7

    SOUL, an FP6 project, collected essential information on people exposed to radiation in Southern Urals due to occupational exposure at plutonium production facilities and environmental exposure to radioactive discharges from these facilities. This is useful for the study of health risks from protracted exposures as they are typical for higher occupational exposures in the European Union or for exposures from several CT scans in medical diagnostics.

  • Euranos - Recovery handbooks for radiation incidents 2010 EURANOS project handbooks ZIP icon [10,2 MB]

    The Euroepan Commission through the EURANOS project in Euratom FP6 has supported the development of three standalone generic handbooks for managing contaminated food production systems, inhabited areas and drinking watter suplies following a radiological incident. The handbooks contain state-of-the-art information on more than 100 management options. The handbooks can be used as a preparatory tool, under non-crisis conditions to engage stackeholders and to develop national regional and local plans. The handbooks can be applied as part of the decision-aiding process to develop a recovery strategy following an incident. In addition, the handbooks are useful for training purposes and during emergency exercises.

  • FISA 2009 proceedings 2010 FISA 2009 conference proceedings PDF icon [12,7 MB]

    Catalogue number: KI-NA-24-048-EN-C
    ISBN: 978-92-79-13302-2

    The main achievements of the first series of projects under Euratom FP-7 for nuclear research and training activities (2007 to 2011) were discussed at the seventh FISA-2009 conference (Prague, 22–24 June 2009). Approximately 500 participants were registered at FISA 2009 and at the 7 post-conference workshops, representing a wide audience of nuclear scientists and decision makers coming from 32 countries worldwide.

  • euratom fp7 vol 2 2010 Euratom FP7 Research & Training Projects Volume 2 PDF icon [5,8 MB]

    Catalogue number: KI-NA-24319-EN-C
    ISBN: 978-92-79-15516-1

    This brochure provides an outline of the second batch of nuclear research and training activities funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (FP7 Euratom, 2007-2011). The projects described here all address major issues and challenges in nuclear fission research, such as the management of high-level/long-lived radioactive waste, nuclear safety, advanced nuclear systems, radiation protection (e.g. risks from low doses) and horizontal activities, such as research infrastructures and human resources (e.g. training and mobility).

  • Euradwaste '08 2009 Euradwaste '08 PDF icon [9.5 MB]

    Catalogue number: KI-NA-24040-EN-C
    ISBN: 978-92-79-13105-g

    The Euradwaste '08 conference in Luxembourg on 20-22 October 2008 brought together researchers, radioactive waste management organisations, policy-makers, regulators, engineers and educators to discuss the underground disposal of spent nuclear fuel and long-lived high-level radioactive waste as well as the impact of advanced fuel cycles (partitioning and transmutation) on deep geological repositories. Three days of presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions and question and answer sessions focused on the full spectrum of issues facing implementation of this waste management option.

  • The sustainability challenge 2009 The sustainability challenge PDF icon [1,5 MB]

    Catalogue number: KI-78-09-613-EN-D

    Yes to energy.
    No to greenhouse gases.

    Global demand for energy is increasing. We need to move quickly to an energy mix model that encompasses high energy efficiency and low-carbon energy technologies. Fusion has the potential to become a key element of the energy mix solution.

    FR PDF icon [1 MB]
    Catalogue number: KI-78-09-613-FR-D

    DE PDF icon [1 MB]
    Catalogue number: KI-78-09-613-DE-D

  • Report of High Level and Expert Group on European Low Dose Risk Research 2009 Report of High Level and Expert Group on European Low Dose Risk Research PDF icon [2.25 MB]

    This report of the High Level and Expert Group (HLEG) on European Low Dose Risk Research, published in January 2009, summarizes key policy issues for ionising radiation risk management and describes both the state of science and the main challenges in low dose risk research. Based on this, a European research strategy is proposed with the key element of creating a European Platform, to be named MELODI: Multidisciplinary European LOw Dose Initiative. In addition key concepts are identified that should be incorporated into the scientific strategy for such a multi-disciplinary low dose initiative. Five Member States (Finland, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom), the Commission as well as eight representatives of the research community with recognised high level expertise in low dose risk research contributed to this report.

  • 2009 FISA 2009 - presentations from the press briefings at the conference

    Presentations covered the following topics: * Safety of existing installations (Generation II Reactors) * Research needed to improve performance of Nuclear Power Plants (Generation III Reactors) * Innovative reactor concepts (Generation IV Reactors) * Partitioning and transmutation of nuclear waste * Education and training needs in the filed of nuclear physics * The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP)

  • Euratom FP7 Research &  Training Projects Volume 1 2009 Euratom FP7 Research & Training Projects Volume 1 PDF icon [5 MB]

    This brochure provides an outline of the first batch of nuclear research and training activities funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (FP7 Euratom, 2007–11)

  • European perspective on Nuclear Fission Report of the Scientific and Technical Committee 2008 European perspective on Nuclear Fission" Report of the Scientific and Technical Committee PDF icon [960 Kb]

    The Report analyses the European perspective on Nuclear Fission and provides strategic and technical considerations for the future development of Nuclear Energy in the European Union.

  • Euratom: 50 years of nuclear energy serving Europe 2007 Euratom: 50 years of nuclear energy serving Europe PDF icon

    ISBN: 92-79-03678-5
    Catalogue number: KO-76-06-492-EN-C
    Languages: DE, EN, FR

    In 2007, the EU celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signature in Rome of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The Euratom Treaty provides a framework for nuclear activities in the European Union. This booklet summarises the evolution of the activities carried out by Euratom since 1958, when the treaty entered into force. It traces the road already travelled with a view to better future action.

    Available in EU Bookshop as PDF and printed.

  • Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Research to secure sustainable energy supply and protect the citizen 2007 Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Research to secure sustainable energy supply and protect the citizen PDF icon

    Catalogue number: KI-78-07-327-EN-D

    Easy-to-read leaflet in the series European Research in Action which focuses on the results of European research into issues of wide public interest. Available in all official EU languages.

  • The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform – A vision report 2007 The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform – A vision report PDF icon [1.45 MB]

    ISBN: 978-92-79-05591-1
    EUR 22842
    Catalogue number: KI-NA-22842-EN-C

    This report, endorsed by a large number of stakeholders – technology suppliers, utilities, research organisations, technical safety organisations – accompanies the launch of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNE-TP). It proposes a vision for nuclear fission energy up to the middle of the century, as part of Europe's future low-carbon energy mix.

  • Euratom FP6 Research Projects and Training Activities – Volume III 2007 Euratom FP6 Research Projects and Training Activities – Volume III PDF icon [2.17 MB]

    ISBN: 978-92-79-05047-3
    EUR 22385
    Catalogue number: KI-NA-22385-EN-C

    This brochure describes the third batch of research projects funded under the specific programme for 'Research and Training on Nuclear Energy (2002-2006)' under the Sixth Euratom Framework Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Activities (FP6).

  • Off-site nuclear emergency management and restoration of contaminated environments 2007 Off-site nuclear emergency management and restoration of contaminated environments PDF icon [2 MB]

    ISBN: 92-79-04498-2
    EUR 21927
    Catalogue number: KI-NA-21927-EN-C

    Within Euratom's Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), a number of projects were clustered in order to provide a more effective response to the objectives in the area of off-site nuclear emergency management and site restoration.

    The SAMEN and MOSES thematic clusters described in this brochure were selected by an independent panel of the European Commission and distinguished with the award of being one of the success stories of FP5.

  • Euratom R&D: science & technology for energy – A true European Research Area 2007 Euratom R&D: science & technology for energy – A true European Research Area PDF icon [3 MB]

    Catalogue number: KI-76-065-94-EN-D

    Launch of the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme (Euratom FP7) – 2007-2011.

  • Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Protecting the public and ensuring safe, secure and sustainable energy options for Europe now and in the future 2007 Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Protecting the public and ensuring safe, secure and sustainable energy options for Europe now and in the future PDF icon [2.9 MB]

    Catalogue number: KI-76-06-363-EN-D

    Launch of the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme (Euratom FP7) in nuclear fission and radiation protection – 2007-2011

  • Dosimetry Research 2006 Dosimetry Research PDF icon [1.72 MB]

    ISBN: 92-79-01646-6
    EUR 21233
    Catalogue number: KI-NA-21233-EN-C

    Radiation dosimetry has been and remains a key element of successive Euratom research programmes and has contributed greatly to the effective development and application of radiation protection standards in Europe and beyond. Research specifically dedicated to dosimetry and carried out in Euratom Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) is summarised in this brochure.

  • Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities 2006 Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities(Volume II - 2006) PDF icon [4.4 MB]

    ISBN 92-79-00064-0
    EUR 21229
    Catalogue KI-NA-21229-EN-C

  • Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities 2005 Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities(Volume I - 2005) PDF icon [2.3 MB]

    ISBN 92-894-9023-3
    EUR 21228
    Catalogue KI-NA-21228-EN-C

    The first projects funded under the specific Euratom programme for 'Research and Training on Nuclear Energy (2002-2006)' and selected under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6) are now under way.

    The projects described in these publications are all involved with research activities on management of radioactive waste, radiation protection or other activities in the field of nuclear technologies and safety, such as innovative concepts, education and training and the safety of existing nuclear installations.

    Euratom activities on research and development for nuclear fusion are not covered here.

  • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes Produced by Nuclear Power? 2004 Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes Produced by Nuclear Power? PDF icon [676 Kb]

    ISBN 92-894-8090-4
    EUR 21224
    Catalogue KI-NA-21224-EN-C

    The European Union has been researching geological disposal for almost 30 years and is on the verge of constructing its first deep repositories. This document explains the current status of development and highlights in particular the achievements of the most recent Euratom work in the Fifth Framework Programme.

  • European Nuclear Reactor Safety: continued reassurance through research 2004 European Nuclear Reactor Safety: continued reassurance through research PDF icon [1.8 MB]

    ISBN 92-894-7818-7
    EUR 21030
    Catalogue KI-NA-21-030-EN-C

    This brochure presents the broad approach andoutcomes of nuclear reactor safety research (NRS) undertaken in the Euratom Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) between 1998 and 2002. Although supported by the European Commission (EC), NRS in FP5 was driven by the clear research priorities identified by the wider European nuclear sector, including the electricity generation and distribution utilities, safety authorities, engineering companies and manufacturers, research establishments and academia.

  • Nuclear Energy – Can we do without it? 2004 Nuclear Energy – Can we do without it? PDF icon EN - FR - DE[±1.3 MB]

    ISSN 1024-0802
    Catalogue KI-AB-03-040-EN-C

    Nuclear energy today provides about 35% of electricity in Europe. It is an important factor in reducing Europe's energy dependence. However, over the past two decades it has been the centre of much controversy - so much so that several European countries have decided to dispense with it. No doubt the reservations have more to do with the issue of waste management than the safety of installations. But the nuclear sector has one major benefit: producing no greenhouse gases, it is - alongside with renewable energies - a particularly sustainable means of producing electricity.

  • Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Health 2002 Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Health PDF icon [1.36 MB]

    ISBN 92-894-3840-1
    EUR 19959
    Catalogue KI-NA-19-959-EN-C

    This brochure provides an outline of the basic research sponsored by the Commission in its Fourth and Fifth Framework Programmes. The introductory part provides simple explanations of scientifically complex issues and outcomes concerning the medical aspects of radiation exposure, and looks at the application of new concepts relating to the biological action of radiation. In the second part individual projects are presented and their results explained.

  • Radio-epidemiology 2002 Radio-epidemiology PDF icon

    ISBN 92-894-3839-8
    EUR 19958
    Catalogue KI-NA-19-958-EN-C

    This brochure has been prepared to disseminate the objectives and main achievements of research supported by the European Commission on «epidemiology and retrospective dosimetry». It focuses on research carried out in the 4th and 5th Framework Programmes but also addresses earlier research. The projects described encompass the 'state of the art' in this area together with progress that can be expected within the next few years.

  • Optimisation of Protection in the Medical Uses of Radiation 2002 Optimisation of Protection in the Medical Uses of Radiation PDF icon [975 Kb]

    ISBN 92-894-3838-X
    EUR 19793
    Catalogue KI-NA-19-957-EN-C

    This brochure disseminates the results of research supported by the Commission on radiation protection in the medical applications of radiation. A summary of Commission supported research over the past decade is followed by brief accounts of each of the supported projects. Some consideration is also given to future research needs.

  • Decision Support for Emergency Management and Environmental Restoration 2002 Decision Support for Emergency Management and Environmental Restoration PDF icon

    ISBN: 92-894-1744-7
    EUR 19793
    Catalogue number: KI-NA-19-793-EN-C

    Emergency or accident management arrangements are an integral part of the safe operation of nuclear facilities. Nuclear safety is built on prevention, mitigation of accidents and off-site accident management. A wide range of measures can be taken to protect or minimize the radiation exposure of potentially affected populations. This brochure describes the objectives and main achievements of research supported by the Commission in this field.

  • Partitioning and Transmutation 2001 Partitioning and Transmutation PDF icon [229 Kb]

    ISBN 92-894-1074-4
    EUR 19785
    Catalogue KI-NA-19-785-EN-C

    The main concern in the disposal of radioactive waste in deep geological sites is related to long-lived radionuclides. Partitioning (chemical separation) and transmutation (radionuclide conversion) techniques offer the possibility of reducing the long-lived component of the waste, thus easing the waste management problem. The brochure outlines the Commission-funded research in this area.

  • Radioactive Waste Management – For a safe and sustainable use of nuclear energy Radioactive Waste Management – For a safe and sustainable use of nuclear energy PDF icon EN - FR - DE[±300 Kb]

    Catalogue KI-46-02-331-EN-D

    A sustainable use of nuclear energy in the future will only be achieved if a more permanent and safe solution for the long-term management of spent fuel and highlevel radioactive wastes meets with public acceptance. Deep geological disposal of these wastes is the preferred solution. Research for implementing disposal is being conducted in all countries with nuclear power. Chemical separation and transmutation of the most hazardous radionuclides from the waste could further increase the long-term safety of underground repositories. Disposal of the less hazardous low and intermediate level radioactive waste at or near the surface is well established and implemented in several countries.

  • Radiation Protection – Safeguarding of European Citizens Radiation Protection – Safeguarding of European Citizens PDF iconEN - FR - DE [±300 Kb]

    Catalogue KI-46-02-315-EN-D

    Radiation protection is highly multi-disciplinary and covers a diverse range of issues. The main focus of research over the past decade and for the foreseeable future is the better quantification and understanding of the risks of radiation at levels typical of those occuring in the workplace and the environment. This will be achieved by a combination of cellular and molecular biology research on the interaction between radiation and molecules (DNA), cells and organs, and epidemiological studies of exposed populations.

  • Reactor Safety – Towards more safety and competitiveness in nuclear energy Reactor Safety – Towards more safety and competitiveness in nuclear energy PDF icon EN - FR - DE [± 220 Kb]

    Catalogue KI-46-02-323-EN-D

    Euratom framework research in reactor safety currently concentrates on "operational safety of existing installations". It covers a broad range of physical phenomena and safety measures ranging from structural integrity, inspection and maintenance, to severe accident management. Technological requirements as well as organisational and socio-economic aspects are considered. Specific attention is given on developing a common safety culture throughout the EU Member States and the candidate countries. In the future, Euratom research is expected to continue contributing to the safety and competitiveness of the European nuclear industry.

  • Innovative Concepts –Towards cleaner, safer and competitive generation of nuclear energy Innovative Concepts –Towards cleaner, safer and competitive generation of nuclear energy PDF icon EN - FR - DE[± 220 Kb]

    Catalogue KI-46-02-331-EN-D

    The potential of innovative concepts for safer exploitation of nuclear fission is being studied as a possible contribution to meeting European energy needs in the decades ahead. These new concepts would use fissile material more efficiently and generate less waste, thereby reducing disposal.

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Documents and publications - Fusion

  • Intelectual property in fusion 2010 Intelectual property in fusion PDF icon [2.47 Mb]

    Catalogue number: KI-31-09-180-EN-J

    It is the responsibility of researchers to identify Intellectual Property resulting from the publicly funded research. Copyrights, Software, Database, Patents & Utility Models, Trade Secrets, Industrial Designs, Circuit Topographies and Trademarks...

  • The sustainability challenge 2010 Towards a robust management and governance of the ITER project PDF icon [65 Kb]

    The Commission transmitted to the European Parliament and to the Council on 4 May 2010 a communication entitled "ITER status and possible way forward"1 addressing the financing gap concerning ITER.
    In its conclusions of 12 July 2010, the Council reaffirmed its strong commitment to the successful completion of the ITER project, acknowledged its estimated financing needs and made a number of considerations on cost control and containment, governance and management, reporting and review, as well as financial aspects. The Council also mandated the Commission to support the adoption of the so called ITER Baseline.

  • The sustainability challenge 2009 The sustainability challenge PDF icon [1.5 Mb]

    Catalogue number: KI-78-09-613-EN-D

    Yes to energy.
    No to greenhouse gases.
    Global demand for energy is increasing. We need to move quickly to an energy mix model, that encompasses high energy efficiency and low-carbon energy technologies. Fusion has the potential to become a key element of the energy mix solution.

    FR PDF icon [1 Mb]
    Catalogue number: KI-78-09-613-FR-D

    DE PDF icon [1 Mb]
    Catalogue number: KI-78-09-613-DE-D

  • Fusion and industry together for the future 2009 Fusion and industry together for the future PDF icon [6 Mb]

    Catalogue number: KI-78-09-633-EN-C
    ISBN 978-92-79-11711-4

    ITER is a high profile joint project between the European Union, China, India, Japan, South Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA. Firms supplying components and equipment to the project will thus be able to showcase their products on a worldwide stage.

  • R&D Needs and Required Facilities for the Development of Fusion as an Energy Source 2008 R&D Needs and Required Facilities for the Development of Fusion as an Energy Source PDF icon [7 Mb]

    Catalogue number: KI-NA-23602-EN-C
    ISBN: 978-92-79-10057-4

    Report of the Fusion Facilities Review Panel - October 2008.

  • Fusion research - An energy option for Europe's future 2007 Fusion research - An energy option for Europe's future PDF icon [1 Mb]

    Catalogue number: KI-60-04-256-EN-C
    ISBN: 92-79-00513-8

    This booklet describes fusion energy research and how it is co-ordinated and managed in Europe. The next generation fusion experiment, ITER, should pave the way in the second half of the 21st century for fusion to provide a significant contribution to the world's energy production.

  • On course for Fusion power - A safe and sustainable energy source for the world 2007 On course for Fusion power - A safe and sustainable energy source for the world PDF icon [3 Mb]

    Catalogue number: KI-77-070-69-EN-D

    Launch of the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme (Euratom FP7) in fusion energy – 2007-2011

  • Euratom R&D: science & technology for energy – A true European Research Area 2007 Euratom R&D: science & technology for energy – A true European Research Area PDF icon [3 Mb]

    Catalogue number: KI-76-065-94-EN-D

    Launch of the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme (Euratom FP7) – 2007-2011.

  • ITER – Uniting science today, global energy tomorrow ITER – Uniting science today, global energy tomorrow PDF icon [1.5 Mb]

    ISBN 978-92-79-05548-5
    KI-77-07-297-EN-C

    With the agreement to build the international ITER experimental fusion reactor in Europe, the EU is to host one of the largest scientific undertakings ever conceived by humanity. Fusion research offers the prospect of a future energy source of unlimited scale that is safe, environmentally responsible and economically viable. It will benefit from an almost limitless supply of raw materials for fuel, widely distributed around the globe. Fusion already powers our world as it is the energy source that gives us sunlight - our Sun is a massive fusion power station. Replicating on Earth the processes at work in the Sun and other stars has been a dream and a subject of research for several decades. ITER will be a major step towards making that dream a reality.

  • European Fusion Research Area European Fusion Research Area PDF icon [1.75 Mb]

    ISBN 92-894-7882-9
    KI-59-04-976-EN-C

    Europe's future energy systems must provide a sustainable, secure and environmentally acceptable energy supply. Energy research within the 6th Framework Programme is addressing a range of tech-nologies with potential payoffs on varying timescales. Fusion energy research has perhaps the longest time horizon of the candidate technologies for future energy supply, but is nevertheless one of the most important options available to the EU and to mankind. Fusion has the potential to contribute to securing the long term energy supply needed by society. It is, moreover, a safe energy source with abundant fuel and fusion power plants can be designed to be environmentally benign.

  • Fusion, Energy for the Future Fusion, Energy for the Future PDF icon [171 Kb]

    Fusion is one of the options for a future sustainable and large-scale energy supply. Here the basic aspects of fusion energy are presented within the wider frame of worldwide energy issues. Particular reference is made to the European fusion programme which is managed by the Commission. Current R&D activities focus on the EU contribution to the preparation for ITER, and the developments needed for a future fusion power station are discussed.

  • ITER, the Way to Fusion Power ITER, the Way to Fusion Power PDF icon [94 Kb]

    The brochure describes the international project ITER, the next generation fusion experiment paving the way towards the realisation of fusion power. The technical and programmatic objectives of the device are discussed, as are the international negotiations underpinning its realisation and the leading position of the European contribution to the project.

  • Fusion Energy Research Fusion Energy Research PDF icon [139 Kb]

    This brochure covers general aspects of fusion energy research in the European Union focusing in particular on the objectives of the Sixth Framework Programme and the implementation of the European Research Area. The important contribution of European researchers to major international projects is also discussed.

  • Fusion energy moving forward - spin off benefits from fusion R&D 2003 Fusion energy moving forward - spin off benefits from fusion R&D PDF icon [559 Kb]

    ISBN 92-894-4721-4
    EUR 20229
    Catalogue KI-NA-20-229-EN-C

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