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Fusion research - An energy option for Europe's future 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.

Fusion research - An energy option for Europe's future 2009

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

Catalogue number: KI-NA-23602-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.

Fusion research - An energy option for Europe's future 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 Area2007

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.

Cover "ITER – Uniting science today, global energy tomorrow " ITER – Uniting science today, global energy tomorrow  PDF icon [1.5 MB]
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.

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



Cover "European Fusion Research Area" European Fusion Research Area PDF icon [1.75 MB]
Europe’s future energy systems must provide a sustainable, secure and environmentally acceptableenergy 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 thelongest time horizon of the candidate technologies for future energy supply, but is nevertheless oneof the most important options available to the EU and to mankind. Fusion has the potential to con-tribute to securing the long term energy supply needed by society. It is, moreover, a safe energysource with abundant fuel and fusion power plants can be designed to be environmentally benign.

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



Fusion, Energy for the FutureFusion, 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 ResearchFusion 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 (Cover)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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ITER communication COM (2003) 215 of 28.04.2003 es da de el en fr it nl pt fi sv PDF icon [ca. 200 kB]

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