Thursday, June 28, 2007

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

The $10 billion project to build the reactor in Cadarache near Marseilles in south France is designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological potential of nuclear fusion amid concerns over growing energy consumption and the impact of conventional fossil fuels on the environment.

The first thermonuclear reactor is expected to be built by 2016. The European Union will cover 40% of the costs and the other participants will contribute 10% each.

From EnergyDaily

Hello, Sandia? 2016?

The headline below is from the Unofficial ITER Fan Club.

Sandia’s Z machine exceeds two billion degrees Kelvin