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Fusion for Energy

Fusion for Energy (F4E) was established in April 2007 for a period of 35 years. It primarily manages Europe’s contribution to ITER, the international fusion energy project. One of its main tasks is to work together with European industry and research organisations to develop and provide a wide range of high technology components for the ITER project. Drawing on F4E’s pool of collective expertise, Europe can become a world leader in the construction of demonstration fusion reactors.

The members of the F4E are the 27 EU countries, Euratom (represented by the European Commission) and Switzerland.


Objectives:

  • to provide Europe's contribution to the ITER fusion device which is being built in Cadarache, France
  • to lead the EU's cooperation with Japan on fusion (Broader Approach Agreement)
  • to prepare for the next generation of demonstration fusion reactors (DEMO)

Structure:

  • each member of Fusion for Energy is represented on the Governing Board
  • a Director (chief executive officer) is responsible for day-to-day management
  • the Governing Board is assisted by an Executive Committee (e.g. to approve the awarding of contracts)
  • on technical and scientific matters, the Governing Board and Director are advised by a Technical Advisory Panel

Decision 2007/198 setting up Fusion for Energy

Director/acting Director: Frank Briscoe