benefits of fusion
Energy is essential to our survival. It is a driving force for progress, peace and prosperity. By having access to sufficient and steady power supply we can bridge inequalities and improve our well-being. Otherwise, we end up depending on other countries to satisfy our energy needs, running the risk of conflict.
Currently in Europe, more than half of the energy we consume comes from abroad at a cost of 1 billion EUR per day. We depend on others at a time of growing geopolitical uncertainty and fierce competition as to who will lead the fourth industrial revolution.
The EU has set the most ambitious targets in its attempt to lead the battle against climate change by taking further measures and investing in new energy sources. By 2030 greenhouse gas emissions will be cut by 40% and energy efficiency will need to improve by 32.5%. Our aim is to work towards a safe, stable and sustainable mix which consists of different alternatives including fusion energy.
Being responsible for nearly half of the project, Europe is at the driving seat of the energy experiment which offers industry and research organisations unparalleled access to know-how. Manufacturing the European share of components and providing the infrastructure means working with suppliers from all over the world; becoming more competitive by acquiring new skills; entering into new business markets, and learning how to deliver the energy of tomorrow.
ITER will help companies and laboratories to join an international technology race. They will improve in the sectors they operate, work with suppliers from all over the world and tap into new business markets. Creating smart growth and jobs will help Europe become more competitive.
Jean-Claude Cercassi –
Jean-Claude Cercassi –
To meet the ITER requirements, new applications will need to be developed which will influence the progress we make in various fields. The spin-offs resulting from this project will strengthen Europe’s ability to be creative and boost its business potential.
Matti Linjama –
Technical University of Tampere
Contributing to the biggest energy experiment means pushing forward the boundaries of science and technology. ITER invites research and industrial communities to join forces and become the pioneers that will bring fusion energy one step closer.
Pierluigi Zaccaria –
which offers industry and research organisations
unparalleled access to know-how.