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 and full power operation by 2035. Europe has played from the start a leading role in the project developed in close collaboration with the other countries who are part of ITER – the US, Russia, China, India, Japan, and Korea. Euratom is financing 45% of the construction costs of the project (the share will be less once it is in operation). France, as the host country for the project, is financing one fifth of this contribution.
European Commission 14th June 2017 read more »