Why the EU supports fusion research and innovation
Fusion has the potential to provide a safe, cost-efficient and sustainable solution to European and global energy needs. Fusion energy has no difficult waste issues and is climate friendly.
European fusion laboratories collaborate through a consortium called EUROfusion - the European Consortium for Development of Fusion Energy - in line with the long-term strategy set out in the European research roadmap to the realisation of fusion energy.
The EU contributes €679 million to EUROfusion through H2020 Euratom
ITER is of key importance in the roadmap, as it aims to prove the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion as a future energy source. Although ITER itself will not produce electricity, DEMO - the device that will follow - will likely model a real future fusion power plant and produce electricity, with the goal of fusion electricity in the grid by 2050.
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The Euratom programme provides funding for fusion research
CEF energy funds and finances energy infrastructure projects
Funding for innovative low-carbon technology research with focus on environmentally safe Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy technologies
Co-financing for climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation research, supporting the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy
EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) aims to make it easier for SMEs to access finance in all phases of their lifecycle
Prize rewarding outstanding researchers or industries who find new solutions to the huge challenges of fusion energy.
Prize rewarding achievements in local renewable energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transport on islands.
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