EU Energy Policy

Brussels sets new timeline for ITER fusion project

The European Commission has adopted a communication presenting a revised schedule and budget estimates for European participation in the ITER fusion project.
By Staff reporter 15 June 2017 0 26384

The European Commission has adopted a communication presenting a revised schedule and budget estimates for European participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, it said on Wednesday.

ITER aims to build a European facility to test the generation of sustainable energy from nuclear fusion. A revised schedule for the project plans the first experiments for 2025 and full power operation by 2035, the commission said.

The first experiments were previously scheduled for 2020. "After its launch in 2007, the project initially suffered from delays and...