Harnessing fusion power: The KSTAR project


The KSTAR project in South Korea has been in the gasworld headlines of late, having successfully generated the first plasmas in the core of its new Tokamak device.

The research utilises helium liquefaction technology from Air Liquide and just as with the operations of CERN, is a highly scientific project for harnessing nuclear fusion as a potential electrical energy source.

South Korea’s key role in International
Fusion Research

The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) project is the major effort of the Korean National Fusion Program to design, construct and operate a steady-state-capable tokamak.

The Project is led by the Korea Basic Science Institute and shared by national laboratories, universities and industry together with international partners.

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