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ITER Project

ITER Project Fact Sheet

The mission of the international ITER project is to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy, using strong magnetic fields to confine fusion fuels in a plasma state hotter than the sun. Fusion has the potential to yield clean, abundant, safe energy that can be a major contributor to the US energy portfolio in the future. ITER will allow scientists to study reactor-scale burning plasmas and explore technical challenges related to the development of a power-producing fusion reactor. ITER is designed to produce a self-heated, "burning plasma," and demonstrate 500 MW of fusion power. As a research facility, will provide supporting R&D for the development of a fusion pilot plant. 

Last Updated: February 27, 2023 - 12:10 pm