By the recommendation of the ITER
organization under Chinas Ministry of Science and Technology, China Nuclear Power Engineering Co Ltd took the lead to establish the consortium participating in the international bid in May.
Nuclear fusion is the process that powers the sun and stars, and "harnessing fusion's power is the goal of ITER
," according to its website.
Other Board members are Michael Tendler, professor at Sweden's Alfven Laboratory (Royal Institute of Technology); Richard Hawryluk, head of the department of ITER
and Tokamaks at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (US); Dhiraj Bora, director of the Institute for Plasma Research, IPR (India); and Yuanxi Wan, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and former Chairman of the ITER
Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC).
Motojima cited "good progress" on ITER
site since the start of its construction in 2010: 82.
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On 28 June 2005, the seven ITER
Members unanimously agreed to build ITER
in Cadarache, in southern France.
One Brussels study on ITER
costings points out the 2001 cost estimated for ITER
's construction was EUR5.
These collaborating ITER
Domestic Agencies are located around the globe in China, Europe, India, Japan, Russian Federation, South Korea and USA.
Excavation of the pit in Cadarache that will contain the enormous magnetic tokamak reactor at the heart of the ITER
plant is expected to begin next month, more than a year late.
It boded well for ITER
that there were two serviceable sites and six parties committed to this important fusion project.
is the product of a years-long collaboration among several countries that is both a major advance in fusion science and a major step toward a safe and inexhaustible energy supply for humanity: practical power from fusion.