- Role: manages the EU's contribution to ITER and cooperates with Japan on fusion R&D projects
- Director: Johannes Schwemmer
- Established in: 2007
- Number of staff: 446
- Location: Barcelona (Spain)
- Website: Fusion for Energy
What it does
It 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:
- the Republic of Korea
- the Russian Federation
- the US.
The project is based in France.
Fusion for Energy (F4E) supports fusion R&D initiatives through the Broader Approach Agreement signed with Japan. Its function is to prepare for the construction of demonstration fusion reactors (DEMO).
- the general public in the EU - through a broader sustainable energy mix
- Europe’s industry, small and medium-sized businesses and R&D organisations – thanks to strong, competitive participation in the future fusion market
- European competitiveness – thanks to the stimulus to innovation, growth, knowledge and jobs
- the European Energy Union and its international impact.