27 – ITER’s $23B Fusion Project to Provide Cheap, Virtually Free Energy for the World with Director-General Bernard Bigot

FringeFM August 24, 2018 Bernard Bigot is the Director-General of the ITER Organization (@iterorg), an international fusion science and technology research facility based in France. Bernard has been closely associated with ITER since France’s bid to host the project in 2003 and Mr Bigot was delegated by the French government to act as High Representative … Read more

Crown of concrete and doors of steel at the ITER Tokamak complex

Fusion for Energy 20 August 2018 The Tokamak Complex, the Assembly Hall, the Cryoplant and Magnet Power Conversion buildings on the right. ITER Construction site, Cadarache, July 2018 © ITER IO As the temperatures rise in the south of France and we enter the summer hiatus, the activity in the region gradually slows down. On … Read more

Workshop advances plans for coping with disruptions on ITER

Eureka Alert 3-Aug-2018 IMAGE: Participants in the three-day workshop on mitigating disruptions in the ITER fusion facility experiment. view more Credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications The sixth Annual Theory and Simulation of Disruptions Workshop at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) made substantial progress toward planning a system for … Read more

Success for Europe’s ITER Toroidal Field coil cold tests

Fusion for Energy 25 April 2018 Europe’s first Toroidal Field coil winding pack to undergo cold tests, SIMIC, port of Marghera, Italy © SIMI C Close to Venice, the final act of Europe’s Toroidal Field (TF) coil magnets will be played. The breathtaking beauty of this city has inspired authors and directors to narrate some … Read more

New testing of model improves confidence in the performance of ITER

Phys.org April 21, 2018 by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Physicists Brian Grierson of PPPL and Gary Staebler of General Atomics. Credit: Shaun Haskey Scientists seeking to bring fusion—the power that drives the sun and stars—down to Earth must first make the state of matter called plasma superhot enough to sustain fusion reactions. That … Read more

Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project

WNN 19 April 2018 Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Iter Organisation to explore how Canada can participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The fusion reactor – construction of which began in 2010 – is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025. Champagne (left) and Bigot … Read more

ITER disputes DOE’s cost estimate of fusion project

Physics Today David Kramer | 16 Apr 2018 The leader of the international collaboration challenges a DOE undersecretary’s claim that the price tag will be tens of billions of dollars higher than official estimates. The Sun sets over the ITER construction site in France in December 2017. Credit: ITER Organization/EJF Riche The US Department of … Read more

ITER magnets: 400-tonne coil taking shape in China

ITER 26 Mar, 2018 A double pancake for poloidal field coil #6 (PF6) undergoes impregnation at the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei, China. At the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei, China, an 80-person team is involved in the fabrication … Read more

ITER nuclear fusion project avoids delays as U.S. doubles budget

Reuters Geert De Clercq | March 26, 2018 PARIS (Reuters) – The United States has agreed to double its planned 2018 budget contribution to the ITER project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor, avoiding delays to the international project this year, its director said on Monday. FILE PHOTO – A crane loads equipments at … Read more