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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 for the implementation of ITER ... 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 the ITER site, however, the ... 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 mitigating disruptions on ITER, the ... 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 of the most powerful stories ... Read More »

New testing of model improves confidence in the performance of ITER 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 calls for heating the plasma ... 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 (right) sign the MoU (Image: ... 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 Energy has nearly tripled its ... 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 of poloidal field coil #6 ... 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 the construction site of the ... Read More »

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 first published in the Politics ... 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, the equipment builders have said. ... 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 been completed — seven years ... 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 Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This ... 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 the sun, unlike existing nuclear ... 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 percent complete, head of the ... 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 relate to the industrial engineering ... 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 both organizational and technical performance, ... Read More »

PPPL physicist Francesca Poli named ITER Scientist Fellow

PPPL September 21, 2017 Physicist Francesca Poli Physicist Francesca Poli of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has been appointed an ITER Scientist Fellow. She will join a network of researchers who have achieved international recognition and will work closely with ITER, an international tokamak under construction in France, to develop the scientific program to be ... Read More »

F4E Director cuts the ribbon of ITER Poloidal Field coil feeder in ASIPP

Fusion for Energy 27 July 2017 Representatives from China and Europe at the ceremony for the completion of the ITER Poloidal Field (PF) coil feeder manufactured in China The success of ITER lies on the good collaboration between the seven Parties striving to deliver fusion energy. Building a stronger and deeper partnership with all countries has been one of the ... Read More »

ITER hits on all six…poloidal magnets

Eurofusion July 12th 2017 One enormous factory just for magnets: inside the facility on the ITER site. Picture: F4E It is high time for Fusion in Europe to check in on the progress of ITER more regularly. Our series “The ITERsection” explains what makes this tokamak the most complex machine in the world. By reporting about the fusion puzzle, made ... Read More »

ITER Fusion energy pushed back beyond 2050

BBC 11 July 2017 We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced. Artwork: DEMO should open the way for the industrial and commercial use of nuclear fusion A new version of a European “road map” lays out the technological hurdles to be overcome if the processes ... Read More »

Nuclear Fusion Energy: Six Divertors Make the ITER Cut

Eurofusion July 12th 2017 Red marks the spot where the magic happens: JET’s divertor. Picture: EUROfusion One crucial theme of the EUROfusion Roadmap is improving divertor designs in preparation for the demonstration fusion reactor. Divertors, often referred to as the ashtrays of a fusion device, are the components that deal with fusion exhaust products. To meet the need for improved ... Read More »

Nuclear fusion in Europe delayed past 2050 Setback largely due to ITER delays

The Chemical Engineer Neil Clark | 12/07/2017 NUCLEAR fusion in Europe from the DEMO demonstration plant could be pushed back beyond 2054, according to the BBC. The broadcaster gained the information from a new version of a European “road map” prior to its official release, which lays out the technological hurdles that must be overcome to start generating energy. It ... Read More »

Fusion as an energy source: the ITER project is back on track

Europa Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Today the European Commission has adopted a communication presenting the revised schedule and budget estimates for European participation in the ITER project. This international project aims to build in Europe a key facility for testing the possibility of generating sustainable energy from fusion. A new baseline for the project plans the first experiments for 2025 ... Read More »

Saving time on the way to ITER operation

ITER Newsline 15 May, 2017 Both Xavier Litaudon, head of the EUROfusion ITER physics department, and Lorne Horton, JET exploitation manager, are confident that the upcoming operations ”will save significant time on the way to ITER’s deuterium-tritium operation.” What’s happening at JET these days? We have been in shutdown since November last year and will remain in shutdown until September ... Read More »

European consortium completes first Iter magnet

WNN 22 May 2017 The first of 18 toroidal field coils has been made in Europe. Gigantic superconducting magnets, they will generate the magnetic cage to contain the Iter fusion reactor’s plasma. The toroidal field coil magnet – “the most high tech magnet in history”, according to F4E (Image: F4E) The toroidal field coil is 14 metres wide, 9 metres ... Read More »

First Iter plasma chamber tool ready for shipment

WNN 16 May 2017 The first vacuum vessel sector sub-assembly tool for the Iter fusion reactor has passed factory acceptance tests in South Korea. The tool is by far the largest custom-designed tool for the reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache in southern France. A ceremony marked the completion of factory acceptance tests (Image: Iter) As part of its procurement ... Read More »

ITER-like WEST ready to go

ITER 13 FEB, 2017 Imagine a space shuttle “landing” on—or rather flying very close to—the surface of the Sun. The heat load it would be exposed to would be in the range of 10 to 20 MW per square metre. Speaking to media representatives last week, Alain Bécoulet, the Director of the French Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research IRFM, used ... Read More »

Tokamak is ready to test ITER’s internal components December 16, 2016 View of the WEST vacuum chamber with its new configuration and the ITER prototypes of plasma-facing components lit by the technician. Credit: CEA/C. Roux/CEA Cadarache, 22 November 2016 On 14 December 2016, the WEST tokamak produced its first plasma, reflecting the success of the operations carried out since 2013 on the CEA nuclear fusion reactor. Now ... Read More »

New schedule agreed for Iter fusion project

World Nuclear News 21 November 2016 An updated schedule for the Iter fusion project has been approved by the Iter Council, which represents the countries taking part in the project. Under the new schedule, first plasma is now slated for 2025 and the start of deuterium-tritium operation is set for 2035. . The Iter site, pictured in June 2016 (Image: ... Read More »

ITER Chief Welcomes Iran’s Membership in Nuclear Fusion Project

Farce News Nov 06, 2016 TEHRAN (FNA)- Director General of France’s International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Bernard Bigot voiced ITER’s full endorsement for Iran’s membership in the nuclear fusion project, and said both sides will benefit from the outcome of the project. “The cooperation will have win-win results for both sides,” Bigot said on Sunday. He described the project as the ... Read More »

Iran, ITER sign confidentiality agreement

Tehran Times November 5, 2016 Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi (L), ITER Director General Bernard Bigot (M), and Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari attend a signing ceremony on Saturday in Tehran. TEHRAN – Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and ITER Director General Bernard Bigot signed on Saturday a confidentiality agreement, a first step for ... Read More »

Metal Better Than Carbon for ITER Fusion Reactor, Award-Winning Study Confirms

IAEA May Fawaz-Huber | Oct. 20, 2016 Sebastian Brezinsek receiving the IAEA’s 2016 Nuclear Fusion Journal Prize from Director General, Yukiya Amano ((Photo: Courtesy NIFS)) Metal, rather than carbon, is better suited as material for the inside wall of tokamaks — the experimental machines designed to harness fusion energy — according to the paper that won the IAEA’s 2016 Nuclear ... Read More »

Iter transformer in place as materials tests continue

WNN 11 October 2016 The first of Iter’s three Chinese-supplied transformers (Image: Iter) As the first of three Chinese-supplied electrical transformers is installed at the Iter fusion project in France, researchers in the Netherlands are testing the resistance to neutron radiation of materials that will shield the fusion reactor’s core. Dutch radioisotope producer NRG announced today that material to be ... Read More »

Iter : delivery of the first parts of the reactor scheduled by 2018 according to Bernard Bigot october 6, 2016 AFP The construction of ITER in the south-east of France, “advance” after experiencing significant delays, and delivery of the first parts of the reactor is planned in 2018, said Thursday the Director General of ITER Organization Bertrand Bigot. This project, which aims to harness nuclear fusion, “advance” and “urges all technologies on the frontiers of what ... Read More »

Provence Region pledges an extra 43 M€ to ITER

Iter 19 SEP, 2016 In the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (PACA)—the administrative territory that spans from the Italian border to the Rhône river valley, and from the Mediterranean shores to the Alpine summits south of Grenoble—the dream of hosting ITER dates back to the mid-1990s. Back in 2001, the local governments around ITER pledged a total of EUR 467 million to ... Read More »

TU/e scientists named ITER Scientist Fellow

TU/e 14 September 2016 Last week, two TU/e scientists, Federico Felici and Guido Huijsmans, have been named ITER Scientist Fellow. The ITER Scientist Fellows are willing to share and apply their expertise to solve some of ITER’s high priority research needs. ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering project, which will be the world’s ... Read More »

The ITER Tokamak Complex rises

Fusion for Energy 09 September 2016 View of the ITER construction site- Site Services building and Assembly Hall, August 2016, LNM (copyright) The impressive complex consisting of the Tokamak, Diagnostics and Tritium buildings is rising fast. The construction and reinforcement works of the floors, walls and ceilings are offering a rare view of the inner-core of this iconic edifice. To ... Read More »

PPPL and Princeton help lead a new center to understand and mitigate runaway electrons that pose a challenge for ITER

PPPL By John Greenwald | August 22, 2016 Physicist Dylan Brennan (Photo by Elle Starkman/Office of Communications) Runaway electrons, a searing, laser-like beam of electric current released by plasma disruptions, could damage the interior walls of future tokamaks the size of ITER, the international fusion experiment under construction in France. To help overcome this challenge, leading experts in the field ... Read More »

Iran yet to decide on nuclear fusion project, ITER chief says

Reuters Jul 13, 2016 Model of the future experimental nuclear fusion reactor in Cadarache, north of Marseille, June 30, 2005. REUTERS/CHARLES PLATIAU/FILES Iran is assessing whether to apply for associate membership of the ITER multi-national nuclear fusion project, its director said on Wednesday, just a year after Tehran struck a deal with six world powers to curb its own atomic ... Read More »

EUROfusion works its six-pack for ITER

Eurofusion June 27th 2016 If someone was definitely not in hibernation, it was EUROfusion during the past half year. In February, the three tokamaks JET, ASDEX Upgrade and TCV were running simultaneously, accompanied by the first experimental campaign of the shiny new Wendelstein 7-X device. Two more experiments, MAST-U and WEST, are also about to flex their muscles. TCV, the ... Read More »

Iran is cooperating in global nuclear fusion project ITER

HispanTV July 5, 2016 The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) cooperate in the global project to commercially produce energy by nuclear fusion, known as ITER. “It has been established increased cooperation and relations the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project (ITER, its acronym in English) and Iranian scientists” , announced Tuesday AEOI spokesman, Behruz Kamalvandi. In a meeting held between ... Read More »

A fieldtrip to ITER, a work-in-progress that will test fusion’s feasibility

Ars Technica by Dave Loschiavo – Jul 3, 2016 Foreground buildings: Contractors Canteen, Changing Rooms, Showers, etc. || Green, Yellow, and Red buildings: Contractors’ Offices || White Building: Canteen and Infirmary for Contractors || Tall building: Assembly Hall || To the right of the Assembly Hall and behind the other buildings: Cryostat Assembly Site Dave Loschiavo In France, 35 countries ... Read More »

India on schedule with deliveries for ITER fusion reactor: Official

The Indian Express June 28, 2016 India, which has already spent close to Rs 2,000 crore on this project that involves building a 500 megawatt fusion reactor The aim of the ITER project, which began in 2006, is to determine whether nuclear fusion can be a source of energy and electricity in the future. (Source: Express archive) Claiming that Brexit ... Read More »

The first girder in the ITER Assembly Hall has been lifted!

Fusion for Energy 17 June 2016 The first girder installed on the roof of the ITER Assembly Hall. The engineers gathered early in the morning at ITER’s Assembly Hall in order to review once more the arrangements and tooling to be used for the lifting of the first girder of one of the two cranes that will operate in the ... Read More »

Endorsed: December 2025 for ITER First Plasma 17th June 2016 ITER Flag. Image Source: ITER website. We aim to optimise the ITER Research Plan as much as possible. Tony Donné, EUROfusion Programme Manager, gives his views about the ITER council meeting. Donné visited General Fusion in 2015 and shares his opinion on the concept. Picture: EUROfusion Members of the ITER council (IC) came together on the ... Read More »

Analyzing a Component of the ITER Tokamak with Simulation

comsol Brianne Costa | April 12, 2016 We can solve many of the world’s energy sustainability problems by harnessing the power of the sun through fusion energy. Tokamaks are devices that test the practicality of employing fusion energy on Earth. ITER, which will be the largest tokamak on Earth when complete, has required years of research and a magnitude of ... Read More »