National Academies Panel Warns Against US Withdrawal From ITER

AIP 9 January 2018 A new National Academies report warns that withdrawing from ITER, a mammoth international fusion project under construction in France, could jeopardize the U.S.’s pursuit of commercial fusion energy. The report also calls for a national strategic fusion plan to resolve issues that will not be addressed through ITER. This article was … Read more

Chinese companies ship parts for ITER nuclear fusion project

ECNS 2018-01-30 Critical parts are packaged in Zhangjiagang City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, for assembly in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), an international nuclear fusion project in France, Jan. 28, 2018. (Photo/China News Service) Chinese companies shipped four critical parts to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), an international nuclear fusion project in France, … Read more

ITER Nuclear Reactor May Be The “Holy Grail” of Limitless Renewable Energy

Futurism by Dom Galeon on December 30, 2017 Not Just More Stable Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could be a revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor, which will produce renewable energy, has reached a major milestone. Half of the infrastructure required for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project has now … Read more

Withdrawal from ITER Could Isolate U.S. Scientists from International Effort on Fusion Energy, New Report Says

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Dec. 21, 2017 WASHINGTON – A decision by the U.S. to withdraw from the ITER project – a large international burning plasma experiment – could isolate scientists from the international effort and require a new domestic approach to study fusion, says a new report by the National Academies of … Read more

ITER nuclear fusion project faces delay over Trump budget cuts

Yahoo News By Geert De Clercq, Reuters•December 6, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) – ITER, an international project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor in southern France, said it is facing delays if the Trump administration does not reconsider budget cuts. ITER hopes to generate power from a process similar to the nuclear fusion that powers … Read more

Interview: World’s largest nuclear fusion reactor 50 percent completed: ITER chief

New China 2017-12-07 The screenshot shows International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Director-General Bernard Bigot speaks in an interview with Xinhua News Agency in Washington D.C., the United States, on Dec. 6, 2017. (Xinhua/Guo Yina) WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — Construction of the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), is now 50 … Read more


Newsweek BY HANNAH OSBORNE ON 12/6/17 The world’s biggest fusion reactor is now 50 percent complete, with experts now estimating it will be ready for its first stage of operation in December 2025, with the first power plants up and running by 2040. Fusion energy—the same process that powers the sun—potentially offers near limitless clean … Read more

Two new contracts for CNIM contributing to ITER, the biggest energy project ever

CNIM 4 December 2017 With these new contracts, CNIM reaffirms its expertise in engineering, designing, developing and manufacturing large bespoke instruments for highly demanding environments. The CNIM group has announced the signing of two additional contracts with ITER Organization and Fusion for Energy (F4E), the EU organisation that manages Europe’s contribution to ITER. These contracts … Read more

ITER Council: project metrics confirm performance

ITER 16 NOV, 2017 The governing body of the ITER Organization, the ITER Council, met for the twenty-first time on 15 and 16 November 2017 under the chairmanship of Won Namkung (Korea). Representatives from China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States reviewed a detailed set of reports and indicators covering … Read more