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European Domestic Agency to be called 'Fusion for Energy'

Sabina Griffith

The Sagrada Familia - an icon of Barcelona (Click to view larger version...)
The Sagrada Familia - an icon of Barcelona
Now that the ITER international negotiations are being finalised, Europe is preparing for the establishment of its Domestic Agency to provide its contribution to ITER: 'Fusion for Energy'. This new organisation will also provide Europe's contribution to the Broader Approach projects agreed with Japan for the rapid realisation of fusion energy and, in the longer term, support a programme of research and development activities to prepare for the construction of prototype fusion reactors.

Following a decision of the European Council of November 2003, the 'Fusion for Energy' headquarters will be located in Spain (Barcelona). It should be fully operational by spring 2007.

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