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Press Release: Reinforcing the partnership with the Russian ITER Domestic Agency

On 12 June F4E’s Director, Johannes Schwemmer, visited the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) near Novosibirsk accompanied by the Head of Russia’s ITER Domestic Agency, Anatoly Krasilnikov. BINP is making some key ITER components including the “port plugs” which house diagnostic systems to measure ITER’s performance. The visit also provided an opportunity to see  Full Article…

Press Release: Importance of fusion to sustainable clean energy highlighted by several Governments during international energy ministerial conference

Fusion is the only long-term sustainable base-load energy solution – this message came across during the ministerial conference entitled “Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy” which took place 11 June in Astana, Kazakhstan. The European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, and Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, both spoke  Full Article…

Press Release: ITER shines bright as a future energy at the World EXPO 2017

One of the annual international events which has a long tradition of drawing attention to breakthrough innovative technologies, this year’s World Expo hosted in Astana, Kazakhstan, kicked off on 10 June and featured a futuristic glass-walled 80-metre-in-diameter central sphere surrounded by the nationally-themed pavilions of a 100 countries, the exhibits of ten international organizations, and  Full Article…

Press Release: European Commission presents a Communication on the revised schedule and budget estimates for the European contribution to ITER

On 14 June 2017, the European Commission adopted a communication presenting the revised schedule and budget estimates for European participation in the ITER project. A new baseline for the project plans the first experiments for 2025 and full power operation by 2035. Europe has played from the start a leading role in the project developed  Full Article…

Press Release: Europe has manufactured the most high-tech magnet in history!

“Europe will manufacture nine of them, plus one spare. The other nine will be fabricated in Japan. Fusion for Energy (F4E), the EU organisation managing Europe’s contribution to ITER, together with ASG Superconductors, Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción, Elytt Energy, CNIM, SIMIC and the ICAS consortium, have been collaborating for the production of these impressive magnets.”

Press Release: King and Queen of Spain learn more about the JT-60SA and IFMIF/EVEDA projects

“During their recent state visit to Japan, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo where they attended presentations about the bilateral scientific and technological projects between Spain and Japan that are currently underway.”

Press Release: The manufacturing of the ITER Poloidal Field coils has started

“The team of engineers from F4E, ASG and CNIM, working in Europe’s industrial facility on the ITER site, and their colleagues in ASIPP, the Institute of Plasma Physics of China’s Academy of Sciences, have officially started manufacturing the Poloidal Field (PF) coils assigned to Europe for the biggest fusion device –ITER”

Press Release: ENEA Brasimone successfully concludes corrosion and erosion tests on materials

“Fusion energy machines will require materials that can sustain the radiation coming from neutrons without presenting substantial degradation. The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF), currently in its Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities (EVEDA) phase, is part of the Broader Approach Agreement signed between Europe and Japan.”

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