Sep 22 – 26, 2014
Centre des Congrès - Aix en Provence, France
Europe/Zurich timezone

ITER, DEMO: On the Road to Sustainable Fusion Energy

Sep 22, 2014, 4:30 PM
Amphi Cezanne (Centre des Congrès - Aix en Provence, France)

Amphi Cezanne

Centre des Congrès - Aix en Provence, France

14 boulevard Carnot 13100
Oral Other Opening 2


Jean-Marc ANE (CEA)


In 2006, in Paris, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States committed to building ITER in Cadarache. ITER should demonstrate the feasibility of nuclear fusion, but significant amount of energy will only be produced in the next step reactors dubbed “DEMO”. What are the physical and technical challenges to be faced to produce fusion energy? Will fusion reactors open the path to a proliferation resistant and safe energy? What would be the impact of the extraction of the almost inexhaustible fuel resources from the oceans? How much nuclear waste and greenhouse gas would be produced? Will fusion energy be available soon enough to contribute to the mitigation of climate change?

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