European Union's Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy (Fusion for Energy) (F4E)

Source: Europa Nu.

Fusion for Energy is the EU organisation that manages the EU’s contribution to the ITER project, designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power. One of its main tasks is cooperating with industry, small and medium-sized businesses and research organisations to develop and provide:

  • a range of technology components
  • engineering, maintenance and support services to underpin ITER.

ITER exists to research fusion, the process which powers the sun and the stars. The aim is to develop a safe, limitless and environmentally responsible energy source. The EU is to bear almost half of construction costs, with the remainder being divided equally among the other 6 parties: China, Japan, India, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the US. The project is based in France.