The sustainability challenge link 1 [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.
future link 2 [6 Mb]
Catalogue number: KI-NA-23602-EN-C
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 link 4 [1 Mb]
Catalogue number: KI-60-04-256-EN-C
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.
||ITER – Uniting science today, global energy tomorrow link 7 [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.
||European Fusion Research Area link 8 [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.
|Fusion, Energy for the Future link 9 [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 link 10 [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 link 11 [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.
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ITER communication COM (2003) 215 of 28.04.2003 [ca. 200 kB]